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Opinion: My son, the new driver

How do I describe, in 350 words or less, the multitude of emotions that bombarded me when my oldest obtained his driver’s license? I have no idea, but doggoneit, I’m gonna try! The first...

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Column: Are you dependable?

What if you could be a fly on the wall in the break room after the next staff meeting in which you passionately rolled out three new initiatives? Is it possible that you would...

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Opinion: The life-form ladder

One wonders how like us Neanderthal humans may have been. To be sure, there are countless environmental and even physical differences between us moderns and our ancestors. But, is there a retinue of characteristics...

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Opinion: Fudging the numbers

I read the other day that, as ages go, 60 is the new 40. (For mathematical and all other purposes, 60 remains the old 60.) This interests me, as I am age New 40....

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Opinion: More TV gripes

A few weeks ago I wrote a column about the cliché story lines on cop shows. But limiting my criticism to police dramas was a crime. Here’s what else drives me nuts in shows:...

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Opinion: Mad about word count

I’m mad. Not about anything big, mind you. That’s the main reason I don’t watch the news; politics, crime, disease, poverty and famine do not for a fully-functioning, emotionally-capable working mom of four make....

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Opinion: Missing solid food

They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and it’s true. I miss solid food. Oh, I have food in my house and all the necessary equipment (teeth, etc.) for consumption...

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Opinion: ‘Thin Skinned’

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me. Most of us memorized the nursery rhyme almost as soon as we learned to talk. It reminds us that physical harm...