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Opinion: Pants on fire

When I show up to see my CPA at tax time, Clare clears her desk so I can spread out all my shoeboxes filled with receipts. First, she asks how much income I had...

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Opinion: Mission accomplished

A while back I was on my way home from dropping a kid at dance/tae kwon do/volleyball/soccer and heard a blip for a nonprofit that organizes letters and care packages for American forces abroad....

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Opinion: $31,000 wedding

It isn’t June but weddings are making a lot of news these days. First, the story in the Washington Post that said the average wedding cost nowadays is $31,213 not including the honeymoon. This...

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Opinion: Stone houses

The classic children’s book, The Three Little Pigs, teaches that wolves have an amazing lung capacity and that a stone house is better than a wooden or straw one. Stone houses last a long...

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Opinion: Can Cruz be the real deal?

Is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) really that “scary,” as many members of the (liberal) media and Democratic Party have painted him? We don’t know. He is different; we’ll allow that. Cruz has been in...

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Opinion: An oldie but goodie, circa 2008

How would you react if your son caught the winning TD pass in the Super Bowl? Would you cheer? Cry? Twerk? I did all three when my extremely constipated 4-month-old son finally managed to...

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Opinion: (You know what) on a shingle

I love cookbooks. I have a fairly sizable collection, 300 or so, and I’m always adding to it. I read them for fun, for entertainment, for education, and occasionally for cooking. So it was...

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Opinion: A big week

It has been a big week. They all are; but, this one seems especially packed, back-to-back, with all the things that keep the adrenalin pumping. Life has a way of reminding us that it...