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The list of things I don’t know is so long it would cause Wikipedia to melt down. The list of things I don’t understand is getting longer as I grow older. For example: n What exactly is it that dri...
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 802 802 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keeping the other horses from escaping
As an old saying goes, there’s not much point in closing the barn door after the horse has already gotten out. But of course, the saying applies only to a specific situation, without regard for con...
Jun 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 868 868 recommendations | email to a friend
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Motivation for a volunteer military
Throughout America’s history, draftees and volunteers alike have gone to war with a full spectrum of attitudes and motivational thoughts. They have also had mixed results in the performance of thei...
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ACS and the fight to eradicate cancer
As we reported recently, the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is just about upon us again. While I am thinking of organizations to laud, the ACS is one of the best. Once, when I was back ho...
May 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 858 858 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rotarians and Marshall County arts
My hat’s off to the Rotary Club. This time, they’ve pulled out their checkbook to match any and all contributions to the Faces of Marshall Campaign up to $12,500. I wrote the story about it in last...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 859 859 recommendations | email to a friend
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The terrible cost of irresponsibility
The scene never fails to move me. A mangled car in front of Marshall County High School is a very telling message: Don’t drink and drive. I was young once, too. I did my share of dumb stuff. We all...
May 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 861 861 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tolerance and the First Amendment
Come July 4, we as a nation will have been wrestling with it for 237 years. I’m not sure we’ve gotten any better at it. Satisfactorily defining liberty, that is. Especially when it comes to those i...
May 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 847 847 recommendations | email to a friend
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Technology: A force for good or evil?
An old friend and I engaged in a timeless debate earlier in the week. Does technology help or harm society? There are plenty of wonderful things about technology. An entire library of music or book...
Apr 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 847 847 recommendations | email to a friend
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24 hours of relentless repetition
My wife had the best idea last Monday, after the bombs went off. She said to me, “Alan, can we turn off the news?” It was a great idea, and I immediately found the dumbest thing we could possibly w...
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 834 834 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paging Doctor Kissinger, we have a crisis
Perhaps Henry Kissinger could figure out how to handle North Korea’s belligerence. I’m at a loss. When I hear stories about North Korea, I wonder what has prompted their angry rhetoric. What do the...
Apr 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 827 827 recommendations | email to a friend
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