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My husband, Bill and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary on Feb. 13. Isn’t that our paper anniversary? It is, because I googled it to find out. So next year is our cotton or second … more
The manipulative aspects of advertising and sales have always made me skeptical and resistant as a customer and a lousy salesperson for my own products and services as I avoid anything that sounds … more
I’ve been reading about the formation of Quakerism in the 17th Century, and I have been blown away, once again, to be reminded of the commitment and sacrifice of early Quakers in their pursuit of … more
Aaah! The garden is finally planted. It’s July already and some folks say that the 4th marks the end of the first half of summer! So now, if we get a little more sunshine, a big priority on our … more
Readers may have noticed that we’ve written much recently about the breakdown of due process in the U.S. What is perhaps most surprising about this fundamental change in America is the degree … more
For nearly 20 years now, newspapers around the country, including ours, have dutifully reported what is, by most estimates, educational news that is almost entirely devoid of meaning. It’s been a … more
American news outlets have bombarded us with health care horror stories. They’ve reported on the problem, emphasizing the overwhelming complexities, but not too much on real solutions. We know the … more
We see the headlines all the time. A new broadband initiative, funded by the state or the feds, is investing more taxpayer dollars to lay fiber optic cable to small towns out across rural America. … more
Last week I attended the second storytelling night in Ely, instigated by Julie Nester and Terry Cooper, who had discovered a shared love of storytelling. They thought there should be more … more
Taxpayers in Tower should sit up and take notice. The city council is poised to approve a construction bid as early as next week that could require bonding of as much as $600,000 as part of a project … more
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