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Kneel with them: They protest the government the rest of you say you hate

Riddle me this: the national anthem and the American flag represent democracy, formerly known as the United States, correct? Democracy is sustained (and skewed) by...
Role models in ‘cloud of witnesses’ shared lessons

On Sunday, Christians all over the world will once again celebrate All Saints’ Sunday. Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day stems from a belief...
Hunting big help to wildlife conservation

Hunting is conservation. To understand this, you must first accept conservation as the wise use of our resources. For example, we harvest...
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I can feel the cold steel of the gun barrel against my stomach as I write these words. Thirty years ago: a...
Vacation weather: Cloudy with a chance of s’mores

By Lori Borgman There is an underlying assumption that you will have good weather whenever you plan a trip. The good weather assumption is right...
Marrying for better or worse, but not lunch

Now that Mary Ellen has retired and I’m significantly cutting back on work, we often end up being home together around noon. In many homes,...
Will you wake up or sleepwalk through life?

By David Carlson The history of humanity is marked by rare individuals who, sometimes suddenly and sometimes over a period of time, wake up to...
It’s what Americans do that matters

By Lee Hamilton I’ve been reminded recently of the old cowboy song, “Home on the Range.” You know the line, “Where never is heard a...
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The increased sense of social responsibility that a student volunteer experiences helps broaden their view of the world and also exposes them to experiences...
Going after drug makers right thing to do

A few years ago, my wife was involved in a major car accident. She was prescribed opioids to help her deal with the pain....

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