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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OPINION: Let fall signal time to get out of our ruts

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Fall is officially here. While it has taken a while to feel like it weather-wise, our environment is on the cusp of change. The days have already started to shorten and the searing heat of summer is slowly tamping down. We’re witnessing leaves taking on autumnal hues as we move into fall’s full embrace before […]

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OPINION: Food, glorious food

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“Food glorious food!  We’re anxious to try it.  Three banquets a day—-Our favorite diet!” lyrics from the musical Oliver, re-telling the Dickens’ tale of orphan Oliver Twist. I have been to a few thousand dinner parties in my life, this one was inspiring. Decatur’s Dinner Party 2016 was a true feast of farm-to-table locally grown food and produce. The […]

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OPINION: Shocking police behavior just what some communities need

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I couldn’t believe my eyes. Right here in my own community. Police having a stunning interaction with the community. Yes, right here in our own backyard. Here’s what I witnessed: During LakeFest, an annual festival in Pine Lake on Oct. 1, several Pine Lake police officers stepped into a crowd of people who had been […]

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OPINION: Split screen/divided nation

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“I have a winning temperament,” GOP Presidential nominee and businessman Donald J. Trump said during the first of three-scheduled debates with Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in New York, on Sept. 26. Notably on the same date as the 1960 Presidential Debate between Vice-President Richard M. Nixon and […]

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OPINION: The perils of mice and men

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Few things in life frighten me. One of my sisters once told me that I must not have enough sense to know when I may be in danger. I’ve had wild horses stampede a campsite in the middle of the night, seen bears outside my tent, heard a wild boar snorting outside my tent, encountered […]

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OPINION: Getting to a better tomorrow means learning from mistakes today

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They are going to make mistakes. It’s practically guaranteed. High school and college students as well as young professionals are bound to trip up in big and small ways. Their mistakes may make the news, may be life altering or may jeopardize their finances and/or freedom. The start of the school year is the time […]

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After Olympic Games conclude, the real games begin

After Olympic Games conclude, the real games begin

Days before the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games were to be held, I had already started to feel the dread. After days and nights of watching hours of swimming, diving, fencing, canoeing, gymnastics, volleyball, water polo, trampoline, weightlifting, track and field and so many other sports, I realized that my life was […]

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