Open letter to North Pole resident Sat, Dec 03 2016 12:00 PM

Hey, fat man, put me on the  in-between list. I belong somewhere in be­tween the naughty and nice spectrum rather than pigeonholed on one side or the other.
As you read this letter and judge me — flip-flopped feet propped up on a st [..]

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Expressing thanks for dogs and Twitter

Some of the things for which I am grateful, in no particular order: Dogs. When people disappoint, frustrate, anger, irritate, bother, obstruct, confuse, cheat, beat, deceive, manipulate, insult or judge you, a dog will greet you as though you are [..]

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Young minds facing big questions offer bigger solutions

The morning after the recent presidential election, the atmosphere at school was tense.  Students passing in the halls asked me ruefully, “Did you hear?” I nodded without comment. Even parents were huddled together, near tears. En [..]

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History shows it has happened before

Don't tell me it can't happen. In December 1941 Japanese fighter pilots bombed unsuspecting U.S. sailors in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In the shadow of a war and slightly more than two months later, on Feb. 19, 1942, the president of the United State [..]

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Losing sleep to make a decision

Given that Americans will go through the annual fall ritual of turning their clocks back one hour Saturday night or early Sunday morning, how will you spend that extra hour? Will you draw the blankets back over your head and catch an extra hour of [..]

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