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Quiet Desperation

We are rooted in memory, until it leaves us rootless

One of my readers — “Gary” — thanked me for a column I had written about barking dogs that he mailed to a neighbor, after his own words didn’t make a dent. My column made a dent, and I said …
Winning Words

Finding the balance when we agree to disagree

Sometimes it could seem like there are more things happening around us that are dividing us as a community rather than uniting us. And as that is happening, I believe we may have lost sight, or …
Guest column

From constituents to patients, we’re all the same

Nothing like a hospital visit to give us a good dose of reality in our lives. Whether we’re a patient, visitor or staff, we’re all reminded how fragile life can be and how ridiculous everyone …
Quiet Desperation

If I’m accused of taking pictures, I can’t claim that I was framed

Take a picture. It lasts longer. That’s my motto. I have over 10 million photographs, maybe more. My friends call me “F-Stop Fitzgerald.” I take pictures everywhere I go. I mean it. In the …

Winning Words

A tribute to Jean Ziglar and courtship after marriage

Whether we say that behind every great man is a great woman, or behind every great woman is a great man, or we agree that behind every great person is another great person or family, we can all agree …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Child care a key investment

Child care a key investment As an educator with more than 30 years of experience, I have seen firsthand how high-quality early childhood programs help children and families thrive. While quality …

Letter to the editor: There’s conservative bias, too

There’s conservative bias, too In reading the back and forth on media bias I noticed something interesting. What I noticed was that every time someone complains of media bias it is always liberal …

Letter to the editor: Read carefully

Read carefully Regarding the ad “Read Before You Sign” in the July 19 newspaper and the absence of any specifics of the “tens of thousands of jobs,” or the “billions in economic …

Letter to the editor: A crucial decision looms

A crucial decision looms I applaud City Manager Mark Relph’s candid and informative response to your questions (“Citizen challenge to fire ballot burns on”). Unfortunately, at least one person …

Letter to the editor: Media steeped in bias

Media steeped in bias Yes, I agree with Mr. Raehal — it has gone too far when people are killed, as we saw in the Capital Gazette tragedy. Awful. Tragic. Sad. However, I have to take issue with his …
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