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Letter Be

By the time this appears in print, Gil’s letter should be almost ready to arrive. Gil is my stunningly brilliant 6-year-old nephew. (No, it’s not short for Gilbert, and yes, my sister is an Anne of Green Gables fan.) He’s … Continue reading

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Getting in the Gears

The story might be apocryphal. I’ve noticed that the best ones often are. But true or not, it’s still worth telling. When I was in school, I saw an illustration that has been part of many a civics lesson: namely, … Continue reading

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Up And At ‘Em

For Missy, all the world’s a trampoline. It starts with a smile, a sudden drop, and a shout to the skies. With no effort, Missy’s thin, tiny body falls backward onto an armchair, onto a sofa, onto the bed. BOOMF! … Continue reading

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The Power of “Yes”

Any time we grumble at gridlock, I can imagine the surprise of the Founding Fathers. “A government that does nothing at all? Sounds like heaven, sir!” OK, that might be a bit too strongly worded. After all, the Constitution was … Continue reading

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Tightening at the Top

Times are tough even for yes-men. The British news agency Reuters recently reported that austerity of a sort has even reached the Chinese parliament, a group that basically exists to gather once a year and kowtow to the Communist Party. … Continue reading

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And Off They Flu

In case you ever wanted to know, the words I Hate The Flu come up 16.4 million times on a Google search. By now, Heather’s ready to add another 500,000 personally. That’s right. My wife is down, despite hope and … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

I wish I could be more surprised about what happened to RG3. If football news isn’t usually your thing, let me explain. RG3 is the headline writer’s favorite nickname for Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins.(We all love a … Continue reading

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