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  • Fishing adventures

    Diary of a fisherwoman, take two.A few weeks ago, my column discussed my return to the fishing world ...
    July 29, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Is it Mom clean?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Oct. 9, 2015Wow, I think it’s finally sinking in.Col ...
    July 29, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Those who dine together

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Aug. 6, 2015.There was a little Ethiopian food resta ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Sunday scam

    It was a hot Sunday afternoon, one of those days when it’s punishing to be outdoors, like when the sweat starts to boil on your forehead. I actually e ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • No sport draws hate like soccer

    When soccer players flop down onto the turf and seem to exaggerate injury in widely televised international matches, it draws the ire of the social me ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Sick day

    I am bad at being sick. I can probably count on one hand how many times I have been sick since getting married and a few less than that how many sick ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Immune system, don’t fail me now

    Editor’s note: This column orignally published Aug. 3, 2015.For whatever reason I have a certain kna ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • What I’ve learned from weight loss

    like finding your Christmas presents three weeks before Christmas. You're in the basement doing laundry when in the corner of your eye you see wrapped ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Keeping life easy

    Editor’s note: This column originally published July 29, 2015I’m low-maintenance. As I was puttering ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:40 am
  • Let’s make some magic

    On paper, this seemed like a crazy idea, something you wouldn’t tell your friends and family you were attending.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Two books and a movie

    Augusten Burroughs has a new book out to compliment “Running with Scissors,” “Dry,” and “Possible Side Effects.” It’s “Lust and Wonder: A Memoir.” Lik ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Trimming the supply might help

    Nearly every American has an opinion on second amendment rights. However, as there are no manufacturing rights directly addressed in the U.S. Constitu ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:38 am
  • For Obama, leftist rhetoric is always innocent

    When it comes to the linkage between violence and rhetoric, I abide by a fairly simple rule: If you’re not advocating violence, you’re not responsible ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Thunder the horse

    From the first time she heard thunder, I knew my oldest daughter would be afraid of storms. Her reaction was fear instead of wonder or interest.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Summertime and the livin’ is easy

    I walked into our conference room at the Newton Daily News last week and noticed these words written on the dry erase board “Summertime and the livin’ ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:18 am