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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.

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How about that Corona virus? COVID? China flu? COVID-19? What’s the acceptable term, and who says?

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It’s normal these days to applaud the return to normality. But I’m going to miss some of the abnormal stuff we’ve been doing during the pandemic. The Top 10 things I hate to lose:

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The feud between the executive and judicial branches of our federal government began with the first transition of power in the presidency, as the Democratic Jeffersonians took over from the federalists. The Jeffersonians loathed the conservative interpretation of the U.S. Constitution expoun…

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President Joe Biden, the great bipartisan unifier, has figured it out again, namely that certain Republican politicians in Georgia are reinstituting the Jim Crow submersion of Black rights and that you can find it in a voting law they recently constructed. Major League Baseball was so upset …

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is catching flak for suggesting that businesses should stay out of politics — except, of course, when it comes to bankrolling campaigns?

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The general consensus that the prosecution in the Derek Chauvin trial has had a very successful first week and a half is being countered by cautionary reminders of how difficult it is to convict a police officer of excessive force.

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Spring has sprung in these parts. The daffodils’ sunny faces have enlightened our landscape. Easter has come and gone. But, resurrection, thankfully, will stick around for weeks to come.

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You can’t escape politics anywhere now – not even in America’s once great pastime, baseball.

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There was certainly nothing trivial about the events of that first Easter Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped magazines from cranking out baskets of Easter trivia year after year.

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The national average for a price of a gallon of gasoline is quickly approaching $3. Some states are already there. Facebook memes and Twitter trolls have been quick to blame the change in administrations, noting that prices have jumped about 45 cents per gallon since President Joe Biden took…

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Anyone who wondered, during this past annus horribilis, whether many Americans no longer grasped the meaning of democracy, could find plenty of stats to back that dismal conclusion.

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First off, Louis Armstrong was right about it being a wonderful world. And I realize many people suffer far worse troubles than mine.

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The pernicious charm of Italy worked on her, and, instead of acquiring information, she began to be happy.” Lucy Honeychurch in E.M. Forster’s 1908 novel, A Room with a View, was on a grand tour of Europe, acquiring an informal education expected for her time and social class.

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It was not a favorable week for some iconic childhood stalwarts. It began with the castration of Mr. Potato Head who is now just another vegetable with feigned expressions making it the ideal co-host for The View. No matter how odd life is there are some folks overtly concerned about the gen…

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When it comes to President Joe Biden’s Iran policy, the safest thing to say is that it’s a work in progress.

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Sure, it made the rounds of the “News of the Weird” columns when a Nashville businessman left $5 million in a trust fund for his beloved border collie Lulu. But such gestures aren’t as eccentric as you might think.

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It is universally acknowledged that the 9/11 Commission is the gold standard for after event investigatory panels, an example of what can be accomplished when partisan political considerations are cast aside and the search for truth is an actual search for truth.

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One does not have to be a food expert in order to engage in culinary travels. Most travel makes food procurement mandatory. Some of it is nothing to write home about.

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President Joseph R. Biden has already had much of the membership of the United States Senate to the White House for meetings, consultations and conversations.

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Say what you will about the personal and political failings of Donald Trump, at least he was an optimist.

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The relentless airbag recall notices concerning my mother’s old truck have progressed from a mailbox-clogging nuisance to a grim reminder that our unresponsiveness has felled more trees than Paul Bunyan in his prime.

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The Lie of the Easy Access Phone Card, is my next tale of misadventure. This one is a twofer. It happened not once, but twice. First, it was in the very same German destination as the Baden Baden ham experience from Memories of Travel.

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In late March 2020, two of the federal government’s top health experts, Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, delivered a stark assessment about the potential for catastrophic loss of life in the U.S. from COVID-19. Even with lockdowns and social distancing, they warned during a public briefi…

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Along with uplifting news stories about the COVID-19 variants, former President Trump’s second impeachment trial, and Tom Brady’s unmitigated gall to continue winning Super Bowls that include terrible halftime entertainment, we’ve also been learning about new victims of the so-called “cancel…