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I could be wrong, a condition in which I frequently find myself, but it seems like the weather was particularly tame this spring.

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It was one of those damned if you do and damned if you don't moments that I found myself confronted with a couple of Thursday nights ago.

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As the Parkinson's disease with which I am afflicted has slowly but steadily worsened in recent years, it has been encouraging to watch how my family has rallied around me in their own unique ways. 

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It is likely that either we have been involved in a life-altering situation, or know of someone whose life was forever changed by an incident that could have turned out differently were it not…

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One day recently, as my wife, Nancy, drove me home from a session of physical therapy, we made a left-hand turn from U.S. 61 onto Pleasant Street before either of us noticed that the northern …

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God Bless America and this random soldier who wants to be my Facebook friend.His name is Mike from Sarasota who, from his profile picture, loves his dog and his country (be still my heart). Th…

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When one lives in the Hannibal Hood there are any number of sounds that can awaken a person from a sound slumber in the middle of the night.

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My Dad was known for his ability to spin a tale, and we cherished the mornings he stopped by for coffee and a story.

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What are some of the favorite games that you grew up playing? One of the first games I can recall playing as a child was a board game called Pollyanna, which required getting all of your piece…

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Did the job of parenting become significantly more of a challenge within the past year with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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While it may not rank up there with profound questions such as, "Why is the sky blue?" and "Who really killed President Kennedy?" I periodically will find myself asking just how many miles of …

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If a person lives in a neighborhood long enough, and pays a little bit of attention, he or she will see a shift in the age demographics. I mention it only because I have witnessed it happen in…

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Like any number of people I am probably guilty of taking for granted the bountiful number of blessings with which I was given during the first half century or more of my life. These days, spen…

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Like any number of people, I am probably guilty of taking for granted the bountiful number of blessings with which I was given during the first half century or more of my life. These days, spe…

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The elimination of "stuff" at the Henley hacienda is ongoing, only the items being disposed of changed significantly last week. Rather than work in the cold basement throwing away things that …

A funny thing has happened at the Henley hacienda over the past 18 months or so. While the number of licensed drivers has been reduced by half, the number of vehicles available for use has increased.

The government needs to spend lots of money to rescue the economy. It also needs to spend this money well. That is, Congress must make sure that as many dollars as possible reach those who gen…

An autopsy of Donald Trump’s presidency can proceed from an early example of his memorable utterances. On his 13th day in office, Feb. 1, 2017, the first day of Black History Month, he said: “…

When I was about six or seven years old, my mom came into my bedroom with a sweet little pink box that had my name etched in gold on it. Whenever you opened it, a tiny ballerina would pop up a…