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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
John Embry

Sometimes my thought process for this column leads me to write about one general theme, which is typical of most columnists.  At other times, like this week, more than one item grabs my attention and spurs me to literary action.  

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Earlier this week, my 3 year old son looked at me and said "I love you momma, you're the best!" That was the absolute highlight of my day. It very well may have been my favorite "mommy moment".

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Several days ago, a journalist friend of mine posted a link to Facebook of something I found quite humorous, yet mostly true.  The name of the article was Five Things You Should Know Before Dating a Journalist.  The article was written by Tom Chambers.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The United States Bureau of the Census (1999) reported that nearly 700,000 women lose their husbands each year. I have seen my grandmother, my mother, and many other women learn to deal with this painful transition. It is a lesson of necessity – like much in life.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Ode to the hospital gown:As the nurse brought me mine it looked familiar, it had more gown at the top than the bottom. It should be called a "keister" gown; they tend to show a lot of that.

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Monday, January 16th, 2012

Make It Count: There was a news story this week about a young girl who entered a national science competition.  She wants to be a marine biologist.  The prize for the winner totals $100,000.  None of this is unusual.  What is unusual is that the girl lives in a homeless

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012
John Embry

Today I got on the scales and weighed 241 pounds ... and that's without my gallbladder, which I had removed in November.  After the traumatic experience of weighing, I needed to go to church to confess and repent of gluttony.  That's simply too much weight for me to be packing around.

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Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Since the beginning of time human kind has been a part of argument.  At first the argument may have been between two cavemen discussing what shape wheel would perform the best, but now has evolved into the elaborate framing and delivery of information.  Ramage explained argument as not a fight th

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

I am sure you’ve heard or read about our “aging population” trends.  Population aging occurs when the median age of a country or region rises. This usually happens because of rising life expectancy and/or declining birth rates.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Greg Boyington (Col. Gregory Boyington, USMC, ret. . . deceased), said he was never mistreated badly by the Japanese guards who could speak English. It was the illiterate and the ignorant who were brutal. That's interesting but not surprising.

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