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The illogic of bigotry has always tainted and diminished all societies throughout world history. Whether that prejudice was directed against the Jewish people, those who descended from the continent … more
Ready for Christmas? I’m not, but then that’s not extraordinary for me. There’s still tomorrow and Christmas Eve. And I take comfort that I’m not alone in trying to find that … more
“What’s going to happen, Peppy?” It’s not what I expected from Alex, who with her twin sister, Sydney, spent the night with me Saturday. It was 9:30 p.m. and past their bedtime, but … more
I called his name, and Ollie, rolled in a tight roll, opened his eyes. He didn’t budge, just watched. Something was wrong. I found the pool of vomit on the carpet the night before. It was a … 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
Having grown up in a union household, I was conditioned to believe that unions were not only good for our family but also good for America. My father who was an active union member of “Operating … more
This past week, the Democrat candidates for the nomination of their party met in a CNN televised debate. Unlike the Republican debates thus far, the prospective voter was able to deduce to some … more
Sailing can be a guessing game. Some skippers put their money on instruments that measure everything from the speed of the wind to the depth of the water, boat speed, angle of the wind, the course … more
I have my son-in-law Scott O’Brien to blame for my obsession with snow blowers. Scott, my daughter Diana, and their daughter Natalie live in Wilson, Wyoming, just outside Jackson. It’s … more
My grandmother should have been in my seat. She would have at home with the low light over the semi-circle felt-covered table. She would have been watching the cards of the other players and, in … more
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