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Are we near a low?
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I was terrible at roller skating limbo, but chubby guys aren’t usually contenders in these types of games. It’s a center of gravity thing. I still wonder how they got that low.  more
“Poetry is everywhere. It just needs editing.”  more
Wisdom in the words left unspoken
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Americans often reflect on Robert Frost's meditation on roads not taken. Today, we might reflect on speeches not given — and on truths unspoken.  more
Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins recently wrote an opinion piece about Medicaid (Kancare) expansion filled with fear, misleading statements and downright untruths. more
President Biden likes to blame inflation on the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine — or, as he says, "Putin's price hike." more
This week continues Laurence Wilson’s memoir with the family’s move to Girard. more
This week let’s start with a quote by Albert Einstein. He said, “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” more
You weren’t that good at Frogger
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I loved playing Frogger on my Atari 5200. Frogger was an arcade game where the player directs the frog at the bottom of the screen between opposing lanes of traffic without getting ran over. more
Check out these new books!
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FICTION: Chef’s Kiss by TJ Alexander; Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews; People Next Door by Keri Beevis; Probably Ruby by Lisa Bird-Wilson; Book of Night by Holly Black; Lioness by Chris … more
A very green (and greedy) salad
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Tabbouleh is a bulgur salad; in fact, it's also a very green salad. more
Maybe you are like me and you purchase something for someone who will get it as a special gift at a later date and then you forget all about it until you are cleaning a shelf or closet and surprise! There is that special purchase you had forgotten all about. more
The beam in your eye
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This column is overtly religious, so if you are turned off by that, I suggest you go to the political cartoon.  more
The shifting language of abortion
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For about a half-second after the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion in the case that may throw out Roe v. Wade, people who support Roe dropped the talking points and told the truth. more
Abortion is set to tear the country apart
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Think about it this way: If Justice Samuel Alito gets his way and the Trumpist Supreme Court majority voids Roe v. Wade, many states will be forced to begin criminal investigations of women who … more
The following is an excerpt from “FROM POVERTY TO PRESTIGE, the Autobiography of Laurence Paul Wilson." more
Taming the sweet in the potato
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Hasselback potatoes never fail to get a "wow" at the dinner table. more
Old age ain’t no place for sissies
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It’s May, the month when we celebrate Older Americans Month. Established in 1963, it’s a time to pay tribute to the contributions made by people of a certain age in our communities. more
As I write this, it is my last day in Paraguay. I arrived here one week ago, come 11 p.m. tonight. more
Senior trip
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The last few days of school are just around the corner for students graduating from high school. As I listen to the many plans around graduation, it brings back memories of my own high school graduation. more
Soft landing
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My Dad jumped a 1966 Chevy Impala off a road and ended up 75ft down a ditch in front of my future elementary school playground. The landing was so rough that he totaled the car. more
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