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Whoever thinks dogs can't speak should have been with me for breakfast Sunday. My conversation with Ollie was entirely silent. Thankfully, our rescue spotted coon hound doesn't vocalize his opinion unless he spots a cat or raccoon outside. It's then that more
It was a great harvest this year. Along with the raking and bagging of leaves that is a ritual at this time comes the digging up of gardens and the unearthing of dahlia and canna tubers that get stored in the cellar and replanted in the spring. I usually more
By HERB WEISS On Tuesday, September 18, the U.S. Social Security Administration announced that the nation's 65 million Social Security beneficiaries will be automatically be paid a minuscule 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to their monthly more
Fall has a way of coloring one's thoughts. The brilliant yellows and oranges, all the brighter against a backdrop of green, sharpen the senses. The reds of a maple transform a familiar turn in the road, with no particular significance, into a spectacular more
With Nov. 8 looming in the immediate horizon like a dark foreboding cloud of uncertainty, it is important to reflect upon whether or not the major party candidates have a concrete and recognizable ideology that we the voter might espouse to. However, more
What’s a gift without it being wrapped? I suppose it’s like going to a restaurant, ordering a sumptuous meal, and having it served out of the pan. Presentation is so much a part of the gift. … more
They looked like strawberries dotted across the white kitchen tile floor, only they weren't. It was quarter-sized drops of blood. Carol had already identified the source and quarantined Ollie in his travel crate. He wore that I've done something bad"" more
I've never met a sailor who would prefer to be running a race than racing a race. Competition is the nature of those who love racing, not setting a course and counting down the seconds to the start. And far worse, as the boats cover the course, the race more
At the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, the GOP faithful formally nominated a man who is perhaps the most inordinate candidate in Republican Party history. Donald J. Trump, a real estate developer from New York City, became the party's nominee. In more
In the wake of the triumph of President-Elect Trump and the secured Republican advantage in the federal legislature, the Democrat party is beyond a state of flux. They are despondent, distressed, and burdened with disbelief regarding the results of the more
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