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For several years now we get into the patriotic spirit by putting out about 65 U.S. flags. These flags ring our sidewalks, driveway and walkways. It’s always a fun ceremony and we enjoy all the comments from passersby in cars and on foot. The … more
My son loves the Xbox—I may have mentioned that before. He plays a game called “Minecraft,” which requires him to design and build his own little world. It’s fascinating — and very complicated. That complexity creates its own set of … more
I feel compelled to write to commend Vic Vela on his article "Judge upholds state's gun laws" in last week's paper. His point-counterpoint-ruling format provided great clarity on the issue and … more
In the current combative, partisan environment in Washington, compromise and cooperation are rare occurrences. That is even more evident following House Speaker John Boehner's recent announcement … more
As the U.S. Supreme Court finished its docket before taking the summer off, its decision on religious beliefs of closely held companies trumping Obamacare’s mandate to providing free contraception measures for women certainly made the headlines. … more
This is the second of the new monthly column where you can send your mental-health-related questions, and — space permitting – Community Reach Center therapists will answer them. Please email your questions to … more
I am haunted by the ghosts of a town. At the first of the year, I stood on the hill, looking down through valley and thinking how familiar this all was... But now also, how surreal. It had been … more
In the current combative, partisan environment in Washington, compromise and cooperation are rare occurrences. That is even more evident following House Speaker John Boehner’s recent announcement that the House of Representatives will not act on … more
It occurs to me that, since the first major education reforms I talked about was to make four non-tested areas of the curriculum more important, some might conclude that I am an opponent of testing. I’m not. I’ve been tested my whole life, … more
As Carol Ford makes her coffee in the quiet of early morning, she never fails to take in the view out her kitchen window — of a metal, neighborhood mailbox framed, these days, by draping … more
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