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We’re at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress — I’m talking about the people’s body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who … more
Lately my life seems to be taking 90º turns without warning. The morning after Thanksgiving, I was walking to the garbage can with a couple items since it was a delayed pickup day, and my … more
Will the Nov. 8 General Election be rigged? According to the polls, many supporters of Donald Trump believe the answer is yes. In the view of many on the right, legions of undocumented immigrants … more
As we report this week, the Tower City Council has taken an issue that needed attention and turned it into a critical problem— apparently without realizing it. It’s a troubling pattern … more
Next week, on Sunday, Nov. 6, we will once again engage in this strange ritual of moving time as we fall back, setting our timepieces an hour earlier. Time can be baffling, at least I find it so. … more
I’m supporting Melissa Roach for St. Louis County District 2142 School Board in the November 8 general election. I like her emphasis on fiscal accountability and communication. She held two … more
On July 25, I got a call from my grandson asking if I could take him to his SWOP banquet. Even though I wasn’t sure what SWOP was, it was easy to say, “YES”. Our visits have been getting fewer … more
There are only so many hours in a day— which is why members of the St. Louis County School Board are justified in their skepticism about their collaboration agreement with Mt. Iron-Buhl. While … more
Anyone who writes intentionally, knows the challenge of facing the blank page. The first sentence, at least for me, is always the hardest. After struggling considerably with my first draft, I was … more
In less than three weeks I will be fifty-nine years-old and celebrating my Christmas Eve birthday. For nearly sixty years, people have been asking me if I got gypped on presents because my birthday … more
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