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Royal coverage should help us learn how royalty even exists

Royal coverage should help us learn how royalty even exists

For many Americans, including me, the attraction to the exhausting news surrounding Great Britain’s royal family is dumbfounding. The mere existence of a “royal” family is so antithetical to my view of our culture, I usually open my participation in any conversation...

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Todd Rokita could use a friend to stand by him

Todd Rokita could use a friend to stand by him

Stephen King’s 1982 novella, “The Body,” was adapted into the award-winning, 1986 film, “Stand by Me.” There are significant differences between the two versions of the story, but both are primarily about friendship. It is a tale about Gordie LaChance, his friend,...

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The love of teaching and the first day of school

The love of teaching and the first day of school

It’s too hard for too many to love the first day of school. I am old enough to have forgotten whether I loved the first day of school when I was a young student or not. I might have been too cool for that then, but clearly, I have changed.  There is no question that I...

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Facts, prefacts, and truth

Facts, prefacts, and truth

It’s time to have a heart-to-heart talk about truth, lies, facts and fiction. A whole new season of make-it-up-as-Trump-goes began last week. So, I felt obligated to share some research about how bad many of our countrymen, and yes, they are mostly men, have gotten in...

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