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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Just a little | Mark’s Remarks

I’ve often wondered how many prospective parents would benefit from looking into a crystal ball to see what parenting is like. Or what if...

Are you a cynic or idealist? | Ott Observations

In my previous column I wrote about how some of us live consumed by fears created by politicians’ propaganda, while others live focused on...

June Cleaver’s Dark Side | Mark’s Remarks

Readers, I am shocked and scandalized by the behavior I have just witnessed from one Miss Barbara Billingsley.  Remember her? She was Beaver’s mother.  As...

Understanding the rush | Mark’s Remarks

I think I’ve written more than one column over the years on the rushing of the holiday and the commercialization of Christmas.   It doesn’t...

Better sleep for better health | For Your Health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz We may not think about sleeping as a healthy behavior like we would exercising or eating a healthy diet, but...

Still afraid of bogeymen | Ott Observations

In my childhood, I shared a bedroom with my little brother. Every night, he blocked the sliding doors on the closet before going to...

Everyone’s an Idiot | Mark’s Remarks

How do you like that title? I figured I’d get your attention.  Now, I have to say, I don’t generally feel this way. But...

Christian snobbery | Mark’s Remarks

As I say many times per day, we have really forgotten how to love each other in this day and age. Acceptance and tolerance are...

My name is now an insult | Mark’s Remarks

I asked my son and daughter-in-law to explain why the name Karen was being used to post negative things on Facebook and in various...

Keys | Mark’s Remarks

As we prepared for our recent move, it was interesting to see what we had kept around, and also interesting to realize what we...

New holiday classics | Mark’s Remarks

Have you ever heard the song “Santa, Teach Me to Dance”?  I listened to it the other day and can’t really understand why it...

The importance of accurate legacies | Ott Observations

 editor in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The writer was acknowledging that the newspaper had done an extensive job summarizing the national service Colin Powell...
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