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Making an Im-Press-ion

(Appeared first in print 4/10/2017) When you’re a teenager, it’s easy to wonder if you’ll ever make a difference. That’s not a problem for the kids of Pittsburg High School. Not after turning their southeast Kansas school newspaper into a … Continue reading

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Now You See It

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, whatever his other gifts may be, has clearly never been a reporter. That might sound obvious, like noting that Bill Gates has never been an NFL linebacker. But it may explain a curious decision of … Continue reading

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Well, Look at That

About 10 years ago, my boss took me to the emergency room. Nothing huge, just a bleeding chin that needed three stitches after my spur-of-the-moment attempt to make the Olympic parking-lot diving team. You know, the usual. On his way … Continue reading

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Going Out Of Our Tree

Heather has always loved history. And she’s always loved lists. Now that she’s discovered genealogy, I might not see her again until June. “Ooh, Scotty!” she calls, staring at a computer reproduction of a handwritten census record from a forgotten … Continue reading

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