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She died helping others

She died helping others

As many of you know, I lost two friends to COVID-19 last year. One in May and one in August. Some people didn’t believe me when I wrote about this, said it was all a hoax. With all the death and illness since then, I suspect many of those doubters have now been...

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I hope you all can be thankful this year

I hope you all can be thankful this year

“I’m thankful.” It’s the time of year for us to all look back on how things have gone, and are going for us, and hopefully feel that way. This year that will be difficult for so many people. Not just here, or in the US, but throughout the world. So many people have...

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Truth is breaking thru

Truth is breaking thru

This week we are all being inundated with volumes of witty, angry, happy, stupid, smart, and all-around lifeless columns about what Donald Trump is doing in his reaction to his loss in the 2020 US Presidential Election. And it’s not just he who is being written about...

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Do you smell smoke?

Do you smell smoke?

Wow, what a week. I thought that I had seen it all with Donald Trump, but I was wrong. I knew he would not take being a “loser” very well, but I didn’t expect him to try to “burn down the house” on his way out. Nor did I expect to see so many people who should know...

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It was really all about character

It was really all about character

Well, today is election day in the United States. Because of editorial deadlines, I won’t know who has won before I have to turn this column in. In reality, because of all of the early voting, I (and you) probably won’t know for some time who won. Imagine, some states...

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NEWS UPDATES: Following up on recent stories

NEWS UPDATES: Following up on recent stories

In our “Updates” feature, we follow up on some of our most read stories over the last few weeks. Our goal is to bring our readers up to speed on any news that adds to, changes, or increases the impact of previous topics we’ve covered. Update to: Ombudsman’s Office...

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Halloween is coming up, wear a mask

Halloween is coming up, wear a mask

I spoke with my mother for a bit this week by WhatsApp video chat. It was nice, but certainly does not come close to seeing her in person, hugging her and seeing her laugh right next to me. Unfortunately, we both agreed that this would have to be the way of things for...

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