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Opinion

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

I’ve noticed that, as I get older, I get more opinionated.  There’s both good and bad to that axiom.  It’s good for me because, well, I write an opinion column.  It’s kind of my job to have an opinion.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The month of May is packed with tradition: May Day, Derby Day, Mother’s Day, primary election day, and Memorial Day. All of these cultural elements occur within four weeks.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

We were going to up-grade now through a small patch of woods. Granddad didn't seem any worse for the wear; I was breathing hard and sweating. It was a couple of hours into morning and a month into summer. The sun was already hot this early.

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Monday, April 30th, 2012
My Career As A Woman

Have you ever seen the Canadian comedy series, “The Red Green Show?”  It’s one of my favorites.  Red and his friends are a group of misfit men who belong to an organization called the Possum Lodge.  They have all kinds of mantras like, “If it ain’t broke, you’re just not tryin,” and, “If the wome

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Ever since John Adams, America’s second president, tried to force individual states to deport some non-citizens and punish “seditious language” unfriendly to his administration, Washington has encroached upon individual states’ sovereign power.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, America lost an important fixture of entertainment with the passing of Dick Clark at age 82. “America’s Oldest Teenager” was born on November 20, 1929 in Utica, New York. Mr.

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Our spring weather came early this year. For me, spring means cleaning. I normally clean my house in May and June. Cleaning my house and my yard helps me to say goodbye to winter and to get a fresh start for summer.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Barry Manilow gave us the song, "I WRITE THE SONGS THE WHOLE WORLD SINGS," a few years back.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012
My Career As A Woman

You know those books you see advertised in garden magazines and supplements to the Sunday paper that claim they’re going to teach you how to raise gargantuan vegetables and get rid of garden pests without using harmful chemicals?  One spring, I ordered one.  Actually, I ordered three—the original

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” is meant to comfort those who commit big sins at Sin City’s gambling venues.But I have a better one that’s more positive to Kentuckians: “What happens in Kentucky coal country stays in Kentucky coal country.”

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