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I’ve seen enough old spy movies to have a suspicion that Vladimir Putin could conceivably follow through with his threat to flip the switch activating nuclear codes. For that matter so could Joe Biden. Flipping that switch is an ominous thought, well above my pay grade. However, it got me to…

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We’re in Mexicantown, a neighborhood in the 27th largest city in the USA. We’ve just had a bite to eat at Los Galanes, the restaurant we chose over Xochimilco, which is nearby. Now our car is heading south, on this fine February day, so we can drive over the bridge and across the border.

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According to Livestrong.com, there are nearly 5 million young people participating in gymnastics in the United States, and although only a handful ever make it to Olympic competition, their parents fork over enough cash on lessons, leotards, custom-embroidered gym bags, hair bows, grips — an…

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The mass flight of refugees from Ukraine has created a humanitarian crisis that dwarfs anything Europe has seen since World War II. More than four million people have poured into neighboring countries, and as long as Russia’s savage war continues, millions more will flee. Already, the flow o…

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Julie Andrews sang about some of her favorite things in “The Sound of Music.” Well, I have favorite things too and some of mine, are sounds.

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Maybe I’ve been fooled, but my inclination is to say confirm her. Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson as a Supreme Court justice because, during Senate hearings, she demonstrated a firm, decisive, constitutionally correct understanding of what her duties would be.

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I thought of calling this column, War and Peace, but reconsidered since that one’s taken. Surely War and Peace, written by Russian author, Leo Tolstoy between 1805-1869, among the longest novels ever written and with over 500 characters, could be resoundingly considered by some to be “purple…

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From the time that I was still being knit together in my mother’s womb with some defective parts God had left over after making my big brother (he made me write that part), I’ve been attending Southern Baptist churches.

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Even casual baseball fans know that Jackie Robinson became Major League Baseball’s first black player, that he had a stellar career with the Brooklyn Dodgers that included Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards.

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As America was debating the Super Bowl halftime show and bickering about politicized mask mandates, the mood in Europe over the situation in Ukraine was turning mighty bleak — 130,000 amassing Russian troops and the possibility of an imminent military invasion can have that effect.

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I’m not seeking sympathy, but I’m writing this on the eve of my annual physical exam.

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The pastiche of new state laws taking effect as the New Year begins underscores how different we are — at least in the eyes of legislators — on matters small and large.

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Watching Vladimir Putin Thursday at his year-end press conference, one is tempted to ask whether the Russian president has gone mad.

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — If you spend even a small amount of time scanning social media or watching cable news, the world still seems like a pretty grim place.

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The other day, Otis, the used car dealer, pulled out a wad of bills and handed my son two crisp C-notes. That’s all Danny’s ’98 Pontiac Grand-Am was worth anymore, but the rite of passage it had provided was invaluable.

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Lately, I’ve started seeing all the usual Christmas decorations, books, gift suggestions, articles, foods and complaints about all the usual Christmas decorations, books, gift suggestions, articles, and foods.

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This may get me on Santa’s naughty list, but I honestly can’t remember whether I watched “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story” when CBS first aired it on December 19, 1971.

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It’s a matter of interpretation. Do we really speak the same language? Or, is it imperative to rely on interpretations of what is said?

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Newly released 2020 Census data give us a better sense of where Americans think the best places to live are. Cities such as Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and Las Vegas continue to be popular, maintaining the strong population growth that’s defined them for the last half-century. Others, such as B…

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I don’t know what most of the kids in my grade look like. I’ve never gone to a high school dance. My last “regular” school year began in the fall of 2018; that was seventh grade. This week, I start 10th grade.

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Broward County Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer made the right decision — the only decision — on Tuesday, when she ruled that court hearings in the case of Nikolas Cruz, the accused Parkland, Florida, school shooter, will remain open to the public and media.

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When it comes to health breakthroughs, COVID-19 vaccines have received the lion’s share of recent attention — and rightly so, as they are key to ending a global pandemic that has killed millions and disrupted the lives of almost everyone on the planet. But there have also been big advancemen…

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The fact is, there are significant numbers of people who live together, “as if married” and they feel that

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Lost in the press of recent world events was news from Washington state about a dramatic jury trial resulting in the conviction of a 77-year-old Ilwaco woman, who now faces a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.

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Jonathan Carlyle of Toledo, Ohio, had every intention of getting a COVID-19 shot — someday. The Amazon delivery driver was so busy that he kept putting it off. Then he learned that his state was launching a weekly lottery that would award $1 million to some lucky person just for getting vaccinated.

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I could search the whole world over/Until my life is through/But I know I’ll never find another you. – as performed by The Seekers.

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Who among us has not marveled at the clear night sky wondering if we truly are alone in the universe?

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With the school year ending and the economy slowly reopening, let’s reminisce about the illustrious history of summer jobs.

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The more we make Memorial Day about remembering our fallen warriors, the better off we are as Americans. And the day after Memorial Day, there are many steps we as thankful Americans can take to honor the service and sacrifice of those who have so selflessly served us.

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I shall tip-off this column with a few tips. This is not an advice column and I am careful not to tip my hand too soon, but let me warn you not to use felt-tip pens, willy-nilly. The old-fashioned ball-point pen will do.

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Across the nation this spring, thousands of aspiring physicians are receiving acceptance letters to medical schools. I remember the arrival of mine nearly two decades ago, especially as there was only one, (a relief after being wait-listed elsewhere). Unfortunately, this spring will also wit…

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There are many American mountain peaks across our fruited plain. The tallest and perhaps the most significant one that still finds itself growing while casting a looming shadow from sea to shining sea is Washington D. C.’s Mount Deficit.

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There is no doubt in our hearts and minds that President Joe Biden, whose son fought in one of America’s post-9/11 wars, was torn when he announced that the U.S. plans to withdraw all of its fighting men and women from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 — the 20th anniversary of an unprecedented attack…

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As graduation looms, my son Gideon has been named both salutatorian and Wittiest Boy of the Cornersville (TN) High School Class of 2021.

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Take a deep breath, drink a glass of water, eat a snack. If you do any of these things, it’s likely that you are also inhaling and ingesting tiny particles of plastic, as much as a credit card’s weight each week. Plastic pollution is everywhere, including in our bodies.