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Fingers crossed A week has gone by since election day, so I think my crossed fingers may have done some good – no re-counts or major protests have popped up to give the news channels something to fill their time with. On the other hand, I should have crossed them about General Petraeus, head of […]

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Disaster! Tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes. For 20 years I visited their aftermath as a reservist employee of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Since this paper comes out after Tuesday’s voting, my comments aren’t political. They reflect what I know or experienced first hand. Most FEMA employees are part-timers, from all over America, with particular […]

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The good, the bad, the ugly I’ve seen a lot of news lately. While I prefer humor, I didn’t see much of it lately. I’m going to make this whole column jokes. Hope you all get a laugh!   Translation A few years ago, I decided to visit my sister who was living in France. […]

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Voice of experience I lived through the 1928 depression. From what I see now, the current one is working its way to a close. The direction from here is up. Thought you’d like that good news as the leaves come down and we hear winter growling in the distance.   More experience Mrs. Smith gave […]

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Pushing it Television ads for attorneys go too far. Their purpose seems obvious: to drum up lawsuits. If you play the game they want you to play, you start thinking about any time you got hurt in any kind of incident; you’re supposed to start thinking about someone you could blame and how much you po$$ibly could […]