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“Listen to your mother.” How many times during childhood did all of us here those words? Of course, one does not have to be your actual mother to assume a maternal ego-state. A mother … more
I didn’t need all the media hype to tell me we were in for a storm. I just looked at Ollie. He stood at the top of the stairs, head down, gazing aimlessly. His tail drooped, yet his posture … more
In the movie “The Sixth Sense,” Bruce Willis’ character Dr. Malcolm Crowe walks around blind to the fact that he has met his demise. Similarly, many of the candidates for the Republican … more
Now that the world’s largest lottery jackpot has been won, we can go back to reality and cease dreaming that we’re going to beat the odds of one to 175 million. Or can we? I’ve never bought … more
This past week, President Barack Obama held both a news conference and a town meeting to address his proposed executive order concerning gun control. In a daytime news conference on Tuesday, Jan. … more
Those rascals on Smith Hill are back in session this week, and the favorite phrase of President Ronald Reagan comes immediately to mind: “There you go again.” Hopefully, this session will be … more
“Dad,” Ted said with an element of excitement, “we’ve got you a Christmas present.” As Christmas was a week ago, this came as a surprise. I waited for him to elaborate. “I can drop … more
With trials, travails, tumult, and tribulations, 2015 has been a year of great unrest. Internationally, the world seemed to be on a collision course with disaster. Nationally, a growing sense of … more
I did something the day after Christmas that I never would have dreamed possible – I planted tulips. I wasn’t waiting until Dec. 26 to work on a spring garden, but when I saw the bulbs on sale … more
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