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  • 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 22, 2016 - 11:09 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
  • Bucket list: Abbey Road

    Just a five minute walk from the St. John’s Wood Station in London sits what looks like an ordinary residence nestled in the quiet residential suburb ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Summer safety

    Summer is here and the warmer weather means more visitors coming to our community and more residents enjoying the parks and other outdoor activities. ...
    July 15, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Fire and fireworks

    Often, when a holiday weekend comes around, the “vacation” time doesn’t feel like much of a vacation. That was the case over the Fourth of July holida ...
    July 12, 2016 - 1:31 pm
  • ‘Eye’ can’t even

    If you complain about your biannual visits to the dentist, it seems you’re in pretty good company. The cleaning, the poking, the forgetting to floss u ...
    July 11, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Soak up the summer sun

    With summer nearly half over, have you had the chance to soak up the sun yet? Before summer passes, take some time to go outside, relax in the grass a ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:54 am
  • It’s my ‘go-to’

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Oct. 21, 2015.Everyone has their favorite comfort fo ...
    July 8, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Woman crosses US on highwheeler

    Carolyn Carter, 68, will be the first woman to cross the United States on a highwheeler. A highwheeler is one of those old fashioned bikes with the hu ...
    July 7, 2016 - 11:26 am