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Friday, June 24, 2022

Judging the justices | Ott Observations

As I write this, we have once again witnessed the excruciating Senate confirmation process of a Supreme Court justice nominee. Instead of thoughtful discussions about...

The ‘what’s important’ age | Mark’s Remarks

You tend to do a lot of reflecting as you approach milestones. My age group is moving toward retirement, grandparenthood, and various stages of...

Hello again, fitting room. Did I really miss you? | Mark’s Remarks

Writing this column for so long has taught me a few lessons. I shouldn’t  write about my personal appearance unless I’m poking fun at...

Lenten reflections | Ott Observations

Being less than two weeks away from Easter, it seems like a good time to reflect. We are called to reflect and pray during...

Skylines, rooftops and snacks | Mark’s Remarks

While our oldest daughter was in the hospital recently for routine observation and tests, we traded off spending the night there.   It isn’t new...

The slap | Mark’s Remarks

In retirement, I’m hoping I can see many more movies than I’m able to right now. I also want to be able to be...

Add some steps to your spring | For Your Health

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Physical activity is good for us, we all know. Yet it can be hard to fit into our daily schedules...

The real election fraud

I believe there are two cornerstones for fair, democratic elections.  The first is that an elected Congress should be an equal representation of all the...

The new F | Mark’s Remarks

I recently had a student look me in the eye and say “I have a problem. I have a B-.” I looked back at this...

Out to pasture | Mark’s Remarks

When I was very little, someone bought a rocking horse for me. It was too big for my bedroom, so my mom set it...

The nature of conspiracy theories | Ott’s Observations

A friend was recently sharing with me how impacted she was by watching the invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with...

These people | Mark’s Remarks

he conceited thing I have to tell you is that the older I get, the more I am constantly reminded of how right I...
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