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I bought myself beaded bracelets — three, to be exact. Each has its own saying, up to 12 characters, of my choosing. I’ve been doing a lot of self-work lately. I’m guessing it comes with … more
Democrats in Congress have again brought the minimum wage to the national political stage. Legislation moving forward in the House, H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, would increase the national … more
As someone who cannot watch the national news, I am always looking for that off-the-wall news story. Something I can use to illustrate the normalizing of insanity in America in the hopes that one day … more
Last fall, Canada, Mexico and the United States agreed on a new trade deal to update and replace NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). The new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement … more
As I said last week, my focus for the next couple of columns is on the 50th anniversary of arguably the greatest achievement of my generation, the Apollo 11 moon landing. This week marks the … more
Here’s a suggestion. How about setting up some high school rifle clubs? Students would bring their own rifles to school, store them with the team coach and, after classes, collect them for … more
It finally happened last week. I was brought to my knees by a force more powerful than myself, my concern for a beloved pet. I came to this realization when, all of a sudden, I found myself inside … more
Fresh on the heels of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and amidst the #MeToo movement the scandal spawned, the story of financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is in the headlines again. Epstein is … more
Do you ever notice how many people have a go-to look, or something about them that stands out? This might be a feature that is the first thing that people tend to notice about that person. Or it … more
Twice rang my cellphone, and in the instant in which I answered, my life was forever changed. My daughter, Emily, was abruptly ushered into her earlier-than-expected existence, on the afternoon of … more
In a year when our state is stashing more than $700 million into surplus funds, the recent state budget appears to target the Department of Health and Human Services for punishment. The budget fails … more
Last week, I was visiting my parents in the home I grew up in. As always, they sent me home with relics of my youth that they found too precious to part with but no longer wanted cluttering their … more
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