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Opinion: Landscaping failure

Yes, that was me you saw the other day, standing in my backyard waving the white flag of surrender. Or, to use the more businesslike description, asking a landscaper to come up with some...

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Opinion: Can’t we all just get along?

I have had it up to the top of my ginger head with mean people! Last week in particular, I saw more than my fair share. One of my daughter’s besties picked a fight...

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Opinion: Shirt happens

Two weeks prior to leaving for a cruise vacation, I had to buy a dress shirt for one of the formal evenings on the ship. I don’t like to wear a white shirt, preferring...

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Opinion: 8 years! Current wins with people

Well, we did it! We attained our eighth anniversary as a company on Oct. 24. However, in no way did we do it alone. Now in our ninth year of publishing community-focused newspapers, we...

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Opinion: The good new days

Long-ago, rock concerts joined the prohibited list. Trying to squeeze a few more bucks out of the monthly budget, we had kids who would soon-enough need money for college, for trips, and for all...

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Opinion: Who needs candy corn?

I just read the other day that your choice of fall food gives a great deal of insight into your personality. For example, candy corn. Supposedly, if you love candy corn, you’re an independent...

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Opinion: Death doesn’t become him

Over the past 10 years, when people have inquired about my dog Toby, they’ve always made reference to my last beagle, Barney, who accompanied me on more than 2,600 TV shows between 1992 and...

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Opinion: Sour sports

I spend a great deal of time judging other parents.  I know it’s wrong but I can’t help myself.  Criticizing their decisions and actions makes me feel better about my own insecurities. My latest...