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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Pig-out planning | Mark’s Remarks

I’ve been dragging my patootie out of bed long before the sun comes up since mid-summer.  You see, I finally made a plan I could...

Explain yourself or get out | Ott Observations

It feels like we have reached a low point in our national history where leaders are not accountable to explain their actions and decisions while...

Staging | Mark’s Remarks

Here we go again. Several years ago, I wrote two consecutive columns about moving to a new house.   One person I know well said...

Reconciling faith and politics | Ott Observations

When time permits, I attend a Saturday morning men’s discussion group at my church. We review the scripture readings for Sunday and then discuss...

New theme: Getting old | Mark’s Remarks

I’ve had someone tell me more than once this past weekend that I’m getting old.  Last week’s column was about being too old to keep...

The French Dispatch | Movie Review

In the world of movie reviewers, I try to be someone who fits in. I started doing this because I’m such a movie fan,...

Cutting the mustard | Mark’s Remarks

I might have written about an outing some of our friends went on a few years ago. We have been chumming around since our...

Qualities of leadership | Ott Observation

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to hear Bob Woodward speak. If you are of a certain age, you may recall...

Day off | Mark’s Remarks

For years, I’ve had people in the community ask me what teachers do on those “days off” – also referred to as “Institute Days.” It...

Kiddie shows, the gang and political correctness | Mark’s Remarks

Back in the day, television stations often showed some type of lunchtime show for kids with cartoons and shenanigans. It was especially common practice in...

A case for safety nets | Ott Observations

I was reading recently about the enhanced child tax credit (part of the COVID economic relief package) and its impact on families in poverty. Besides...

Seeing pink is a great mammogram reminder | For Your Health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz If the pink popping up in store displays and across our screens hasn’t given it away already, October is Breast...
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