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A Cautionary Tale of the Perils of Prejudice

If there is one thing that makes us dumber than a dead carp and, at the same time, incites the worst in us,…
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Some Dreams Can’t Be Chased Away

Frederick Richard “Rick” Ohler’s name is just one of about 58,000, mostly men and barely old enough to be treated as adults had…
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Taking a Stand against Nasty Weather

Dan Rather, who rose to succeed the venerable news anchorman, Walter Cronkite, might credit his climb to the top on his news coverage…
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Some Words of Witlessness and Wisdom

We’ve lost too many of our favorite people lately, so I’m thinking it’s time for some cheering up. This space is comprised of…
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Some Real News from the Summer of 2017

I’m about to report some real news stories from the recently deceased summer of 2017, and we’re looking ahead for an even newsier…
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Looking Back over 25,567 Drug-Free Days

I’m not saying I’m old, but I was born in another century. So you’re probably thinking you could be 18 years old and…
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Wolves and Panthers and Bears, Oh My!

We’ve been lucky, here in Bradford County, PA, that nature has been so much kinder to us than other parts of the country.…
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Sad, Silly and Satirical Songs of the Season

When we contemplate the music of Christmas, which surrounds us unceasingly wherever we go throughout December, we think of both the sacred and…
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Off and Stepping with a Pair of New Knees

Night and day seemed to flow together. I suppose flow isn’t quite the right word. It is more accurate to say that they…
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When It Comes to Advertising, Let the Buyer Beware

Advertising is as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. We are all influenced by it, and agencies make millions on…
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