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Opinion: Chaucie’s Place needs your help

Chaucie’s Place is expanding its Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children and it needs your help to reach as many students as possible. The program is a regional prevention-and-education effort that teaches elementary...

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Opinion: Police state of mind

Ostensibly because of the enormous U.S. investment in military gear during these past many years to support wars in the Middle East, many municipal police forces are flush with all matter of equipment designed...

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Opinion: Forgot back to school

For the first time in seven years, I completely spaced a back-to-school article! Under ordinary circumstances, I’d have happily spent most of July composing a witty summer-sucks and homework-rules piece that debuts just as...

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Opinion: Want vs. need

I’m usually pretty good where that want/need thing is concerned, but lately I’ve been confusing the two because of motorcycles. My rational mind tells me I want a new one. My emotional self says...

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Opinion: Civil reunion

My wife and I enjoy doing many things together. But when our entertainment preferences are not in sync, we can communicate openly with each other. That makes for a perfect union. But it may...

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Opinion: Marine to the Corps

Words are surprisingly powerful. And, they are far less static in meaning and emotion than we might imagine (or even hope). There was a time that if an envelope in one’s mailbox was emblazoned...

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Opinion: Tuesdays with Auri

It began with a simple phone call to my friend Auri, a computer geek I asked to help me with my very successful website, which right now is attracting up to three visitors a...

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Opinion: Turning it around at 60

One of those milestone birthdays is coming up in a few months and I have already begun compiling a list of how Things Are Going To Be Different Around Here Now That I’m 60....