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  • I get burned — once a year

    The first baseball and softball games of the season bring the usual excitement. The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the fans cheering or curs ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • The truth has been (omitted)

    Barack Obama is a dramatic failure.His economy has been a slow-motion train wreck. His domestic poli ...
    June 29, 2016 - 10:33 am
  • Oh the adventures

    I’m not sure there is ever a perfect day to go to Adventureland. I think no matter what, you are either going to deal with people, weather, cranky kid ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • Welcome to Half Dome, sponsored by Nike

    Imagine painstakingly making up your way up the cables of Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome peak — only to see swooshes and slogans encouragin ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Mental illness and policy

    I did my mother’s grocery shopping last Saturday. She’s 88 years old and uses a walker, so most “outside” jobs are mine now. Heading home after I put ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • Becoming ‘Marathon Meseke’

    I used to hate running. Absolutely hated it. That was 10 years ago. The year is now 2016 and I have run six marathons including the Boston Marathon. S ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Puppy love

    I awoke with one of those starts that is most memorable because your heart is pounding so strongly in your chest you can hardly breathe. Once I came t ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Warning: Labels

    When you use a coffeepot, do you need a warning label to tell you: “Do not hold over people”?Must a ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • The great class reunion dilemma

    I have my 35th class reunion coming up in a few weeks, and I have absolutely no desire to attend.The ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:44 am
  • More Chobani Capitalism, please

    This spring, Hamdi Ulukaya — the CEO of the Chobani yogurt company — did something remarkable. He gave his workers a 10 percent ownership stake in the ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:13 am