• When tolerance isn’t a two-way street

    How is it that one group must be tolerant of another’s beliefs or be called racist but the other cannot do the same? How is displaying a cross on one’s football helmet encroaching on a non-Christian’s beliefs? Last week, a Facebooker, whose name was hidden …

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  • CDC scientist admits altering data linking immunizations to autism

    There’s been a long-standing suspicion that vaccines could be linked to autism and recently a scientist unveiled what many may see as a smoking gun. On Aug. 27 Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, admitted to omitting statistically …

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  • New colony meant Indians would give up fish trap at Watertown

    When the English arrived in New England (my fellow researcher Myron Paine calls them “the invaders”) they found many structures there and it was still called Norumbega (Northman’s Land) at the time. These colonists were the people who had journeyed over the sea on the …

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  • Strong women

    I am constantly finding myself in the company of people from all walks of life. They all have different stories and all show incredible strength. Here are a few of my favorites: Jo Canada: Miss Jo landed in my life during one of the worst …

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  • Change is the only constant

    Let’s face it — change is hard. We get up each morning and immediately start making decisions throughout the day; some are easy while others, not so much. Do I fix oatmeal or eggs for breakfast? Do I wear the pink shirt and black pants, …

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  • Memphis halts Beale Street fee

    What might be bad for business could be dangerous for visitors, especially those who go walking after midnight. The city of Memphis recently thought it was a good idea to institute a $10 “security fee” to people who visit Beale Street during peak times as …

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  • Crystal skull found in top of Memphis pyramid

    It’s always a sight to behold when crossing over the bridge heading into Memphis — the Pyramid Arena. The 32-foot-tall pyramid seems oddly out of place but for those who know the history of Memphis, it makes perfect sense. Memphis was founded by President Andrew …

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  • Dew tasted ‘as sweet as honey’

    When Leif Ericsson and his crew landed in North America about the year 1000 A.D., they made several observations. Among those were that they thought “even the dew on the grass tasted sweet.” Well, I, for one, am sure it did. Any vegetation, at least …

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  • Plenty of activities coming up in fall

    September has arrived, and that can only mean that Halloween is tomorrow and Christmas is next week. Gary, Kaylee and I have been busy all summer but we haven’t really taken a vacation per se, so at some point this fall, we’d like to get …

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  • Rules over reasoning

    If authorities had determined she purposely locked her baby in a car, the Florida mom would have been handcuffed and taken to jail faster than greased lightning, but when calling 911 to report having accidently done so, Shana Dees was reportedly told she couldn’t be …

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  • Campfire cheesy squash

    Here’s what you need: Sliced squash (one per person), slices or chunks of cheese of your choice, salt/pepper, stick of butter, heavy-duty aluminum foil, campfire coals. What you do: Tear off piece of aluminum foil large enough to hold one or two sliced squash. Use …

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  • From the outside looking in

    There’s a big deal going on in town right now over the proposed annexation of a portion of Southside that threatens to divide communities. One side wants to grow the city while the other wants to be left alone. One side thinks a larger population …

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