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One hundred and twenty-five years ago this September, an eight-year-old named Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if there really is a Santa Cl…

Recently I read an essay by the novelist John Updike entitled “Letter to a Baby Boomer.” The baby boomers are defined as those born between th…

Suppose you’re a football fan, celebrity watcher, or just like to keep up with current events. In that case, you probably know this past week …

During the private funeral of her husband, Queen Elizabeth II sat alone near the St. George’s Chapel altar, socially distanced from her family…

I was living in Uganda in East Africa when I had my 44th birthday. My Ugandan colleague who was a few years my senior got a big kick out of th…

The past few months have been quite warm, but I don’t mind the heat. In fact, being from the deep south, I rather enjoy it. We are blessed her…

To paraphrase an old saying: “Hell hath no fury like an admirer deceived.”

I reached a milestone a few weeks ago, on Aug. 25. I turned 68. That’s not the milestone, however, even though I’m grateful for the longevity.

On Nov. 8, voters will return to the polls to elect our next governor, congressman, and state legislators. In addition to these important deci…

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