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OPINION: ‘I feel like’ it’s a generational thing

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I am intrigued by words, phrases and slogans and often catch myself paying more attention to the words and phrases one may be using than to the actual message they are attempting to convey. Those who have read my columns in the past may recall that the often-used phrase “reach out”—unless referring to extending arms […]

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OPINION: Ashamed of our wasteful ways

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I don’t often think about how much I’m consuming, how wasteful I am or how much I contribute to polluting the planet. However, during a recent trip to Cuba that’s just what I spent time contemplating. In Cuba where there are no chain restaurants or expensive coffee shops on every corner, I watched in amazement […]

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OPINION: I can see clearly now–$86,000 worth

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Within the last several months my wife and I both have had cataract surgery and both have been thrilled with the results. It truly is comparable to going from a standard television to an ultra-high definition television. We both had our procedures done at a highly acclaimed metro-area vision care clinic. My wife had her […]

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OPINION: Celebrating the non-traditional traditions

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“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store,” from ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ by Dr. Seuss. Though for many the holiday season is their favorite time of the year, for others it brings challenges, questions and a feeling of not quite measuring up to one’s own memories, or Lifetime and Hallmark Channel […]

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OPINION: Being a sore loser is never attractive

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“I will do a recount in any state where the deadline has not passed. Help my staff find state deadline.” –Tweet by Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Nov. 26, 2016. Then GOP nominee Donald Trump rightfully received heaps of criticism from his own party, campaign opponents and the public following his third presidential debate comments […]

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OPINION: Presidential election overtime

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“I will keep you in suspense.” GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump, in response to the second question by Chris Wallace, Fox News moderator of the third and final presidential debate on whether Trump would accept the will of the voters and outcome of the election. The closest presidential election in U.S. history was the 2000 […]

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OPINION: The humorous aspects of aging

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Those of us who are collectively referred to as “seniors”, the “elderly” and a variety of other rather demeaning labels likely prefer to think that we are aging gracefully; however, quite often this is not the case. Aside from the greatly increased number of aches and pains, diminished eyesight and hearing, we all have situations […]

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OPINION: Bushwhacked and down, but not quite out

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“…when you’re a star, they let you do it.” GOP presidential nominee and longtime NBC reality show TV “star” Donald Trump, prior to an on camera interview with Access Hollywood in 2005. I have often stated, and will repeat, the sole candidate likely to end the White House run of Donald Trump is Donald Trump.  […]

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