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Opinion: The long and winding road

Most times, the taxi driver simply ignores his patrons after the short negotiation of place and rate. Too often, once in the car the passenger can expect the driver to take a phone call...

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Opinion: Stop needing me!

Sometimes I just don’t want to be needed.  Maybe it’s this particular week or maybe it’s that I’m still adjusting to the school routine, but I am literally about to shiv the next person...

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Opinion: Needing another coat!

My wife and I try as often as possible to engage in snappy repartee, often peppering each other with questions like these: Are we better off with stocks or bonds? Should we take social...

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Opinion: Who packs a bag of cereal?

My mother (also known as “Mom”) is visiting from LaGrange County, and as usual it’s hilarious. Actually, I notice that the older Mom gets the more hilarious it becomes. For example, here’s what she...

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Opinion: Tossing icy blanket on ALS challenge

Water weighs slightly more than eight pounds per gallon.  Ice is hard and pointy.  As the ice-bucket challenges in support of ALS continue, an interesting insurance point emerges.  Current contributor Karl Ahlrichs of Gregory...

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Opinion: Manners expose character

Crass, boorish behavior that was once the hallmark of the uneducated and uninitiated has found its way into the halls of wealth and power. To be fair, it was probably always there to some...

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Opinion: ‘It’s fence party time’

A man is coming by to install a new back yard fence and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. How pathetic is that? It just goes to show how your priorities change...

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Opinion: Laborious resolution

Last week I left you with a cliffhanger … my youngest sister, in labor with her first baby, had just chucked a Dammit Doll at the flat screen. Here’s the drama-infused conclusion, for your...

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Opinion: The joke’s on Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen and I were at the opticians picking out a new pair of glasses for me that were a bit pricey. I often lose my specs, making such a purchase a poor investment....