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A Time To Think

There’s a fire racing through Facebook. This time, the spark came from talk of Syrian refugees. Before that, it was gun control. Before that, some other broad and powerful issue of the day, building an audience faster than the rumor … Continue reading

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Mountains and Molehills

When I was a kid, my folks once got into an argument over whether or not peanuts were a fruit. It was silly. It was inconsequential. And it was hard to stop once it got started. On our first Christmas … Continue reading

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Nation in Progress

For a moment, the show seems to be over. Then the fresh explosion comes. BOOM! Sound and fury light up the landscape until it feels like a battle in full swing, with moments of fiery brilliance giving way to a … Continue reading

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Putting the Pieces Together

A small hand held the thin puzzle piece in midair for a few moments, then struck. “Looka,” Missy said, motioning for my attention and pointing. She had indeed put together two more pieces of the Mickey and Minnie Mouse jigsaw … Continue reading

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Fighting Free

OK, last soccer story for a while, I promise. When our good-but-not-yet-great U.S. soccer team got knocked out of the World Cup, coach Jurgen Klinsmann wasn’t surprised. He’d been expecting it. Even predicting it. And not because his team lacked … Continue reading

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Putting the Pieces Together

Missy has a unique way of playing Concentration. To start with, her cards always stay face up. That in itself might not be unusual, given her disability. Simply locating and matching a pair of cards counts as a triumph, even … Continue reading

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Exhaustive Democracy

I don’t usually write about my reporting side here. I’m going to make a small exception today. If I can stay awake, that is. As many of you know, I cover city politics. And this last Tuesday, city politics covered … Continue reading

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