Donna Langsdorf

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The boys who cry wolf | Ott Observations

Reading headlines and listening to political sound bites got me thinking about the old Aesop fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” It is about a shepherd boy who repeatedly fools…

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Heels | Mark’s Remarks

I wonder how neglect of certain items in our lives began? I look in my closet sometimes and see a pair of shoes that are sort of squished back in…

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Eggs | Mark’s Remarks

When I was a kid, I didn’t really like eggs.  I thought they stunk. I thought they looked gross, and I never really cared for the consistency or texture. If…

Graham A. Colditz, MD, Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health, is photographed at FLTC on March 15, 2022. MATT MILLER/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Literally taking steps to boost mental health | For Your Health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center Apart from not smoking, it’s hard to find something that’s better for us than being physically active. From lowering the risk of…

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Not in my neighborhood | Ott Observation

nn, a Catholic charity. They want to build a shelter for unhoused pregnant women in West St. Louis County.  Some potential residential neighbors protested based on security concerns.  A lawsuit…

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Looking good | Mark’s Remarks

 pants to wear to church. I didn’t have new shoes, or a tie, or even new underwear.  It had always been a tradition for us to have new clothes at…

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Doors | Mark’s Remarks

We had a lot on us when we were kids. Do you remember? I sometimes think back and wonder how we made it through with all the stress. One of…

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Misrepresentation | Ott Observations

As I watch the continued dysfunction of Congress, I can’t help but think back to the intent of our Founding Fathers. Alexander Hamilton is considered one of the Fathers of…

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Different directions | Mark’s Remarks

I’m sure many of you have heard about Henrico County Public Schools in Virginia and how they have decided to celebrate groups of students that have maybe been overlooked. At…

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So what, Casimir Pulaski? | Mark’s Remarks

Although it seems to be news that came out in 2019, I guess I missed it.  Did you hear? Casimir Pulaski could have been a woman. Or a man. Or…