• Raising a generation of snowflakes

    I’m so excited that it’s baseball season again! I wasn’t always a huge fan but being married to a former sports photographer and sports editor will change one’s views on ballgames pretty quick. Now football does have its moments (namely, the Super Bowl, or any …

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  • Keep those catalogs a-comin’

    What America needs is a good Productivity Boosting Nap Pod, a device that looks like a dentist chair with a roof. As luck would have it, this 310-pound unit, that “provides optimal ergonomics for napping,” is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $16,000. Dagwood Bumstead take …

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  • Thoughts of Mom and Dad on this Memorial Day

    As Americans nationwide mark Memorial Day, this will be my first Memorial Day without my dad. He was a World War II veteran. Since my father’s passing two months ago, seven years after my mother’s, I consider how both significant and ephemeral their lives were. …

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  • I remember Dad

    Memorial Day always brings memories of my dad and the stories he told us of his experiences in World War II — a collage of stories that had no order or sequence to my young mind. They were simply exciting stories set in exotic places …

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  • Fooling myself into thinking I’m not one of those people

    I like to think I’m one of those people who is not attached to her phone, someone who can live without it and doesn’t need to check it every five minutes. Secretly, I look at people who can’t get off the phone long enough to …

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  • Benghazi smoke screen

    Up until about an hour ago, most Americans thought Benghazi was the guy who palled around with John Cassavetes back in the ’60s, but now it’s obvious we’re talking about the foreign policy arm of a multi-ramped tar pit the president has found himself swimming …

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  • United Nations to U.S.: ‘Eat a bug!’

    If the United Nations gets its way, the American diet will undergo an amazing metamorphosis. According to The Associated Press, the U.N. is touting edible insects as a low-fat, high-protein food for humans, pets and livestock. The international body believes that if we would join …

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  • Louise Thaden: Ark. pioneer flier

    Louise Thaden never enjoyed the international fame of Amelia Earhart, but she was her equal, becoming the first woman to set world performance records and win major flying events. Born in 1905 in Bentonville, Louise was the daughter of Roy and Edna McPhetridge. She attended …

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  • Star’s decision comes with responsibility

    A preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer has actress Angelina Jolie in the news and I can’t help but wonder when the flack’s going to hit the fan from those with an …

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  • Study finds college may not be worth it

    A recent study says going to college isn’t always worth it. I’m sure it’s the last thing recent college graduates want to hear. After all, they have just spent the last two years or more working hard to be able to better provide for themselves …

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  • Getting it wrong

    Scott Pelley of CBS News raised eyebrows and passions among journalists at a Quinnipiac University luncheon the other day when he said, “Our house is on fire.” He was talking about challenges to the news business from within, as reporters become careless in a rush …

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  • Our life is not really our own

    As Memorial Day rolls around, I am reminded of a story that I heard. Though the exactness of it I cannot confirm, I am assured its basis is quite factual, and it’s message definitely deserves to be retold. The story is of a man, Andrew, …

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