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Andy Sullivan's Against the Grain: Coming Back Stronger

Drew Brees is the superstar quarterback for Superbowl XLIV.  However, he is much more.  I recently read his book, Coming Back Stronger, on my Kindle Fire I received for Christmas.  While reading the book, which I couldn’t put down, I realized Drew Brees is much more than a superstar quarterback.

Patty Craig: A Slice of Time

Winter is not my favorite time. During this season, I watch the weather more than in any other. I have a need to know just how uncomfortable I’m likely to be on any given day.

In the fall, I read long-range predictions for winter weather. Although, meteorologists can only make an educated guess, their long-range predictions are fun: I like to see what they get right. Below, you’ll find my understanding of some long-range winter weather predictions.

Don Locke: Looking Through Bifocals

There are two sides to a flap-jack . . . but you knew that. However, sometimes we never see the other side, or sometimes we discover it on down the road . . . maybe way-down the road. The liberal media is good, very good, at hiding the other side . . . the true side.

Most of us remember the NASA shuttle disaster twenty-plus years ago, when the shuttle rocket booster blew-up just after lift-off . . . killing all the crew. When it happened we only heard the media-side of the flapjack. Years later we learned the other side.

Cheryl Hughes: My Career As a Woman

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Everything I needed today was on the top shelf.  It seems as if everything I’ve needed my entire life has been on the top shelf, and I’ve had to climb to reach it.

Out on a Limb: March for Life; Newt & Mitt

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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Tiffany Hampton: Life in Logansport

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". All of which lead me to ponder this: If I were asked to tell my most favorite moment as a mom, what would it be?

Andy Sullivan: Against the Grain

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. For the ladies out there who have been eyeing that good looking guy in the beechtree sweatshirt at the corner of this column, consider these five points.

Patty Craig: A Slice of Time

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.

Since losing my husband a year ago, I’ve been learning about an up-close-and-personal kind of grief. Anyone who has lost a loved one – not necessarily a spouse – can attest that these lessons are hard won. I have not mastered the six lessons mentioned below, but I am gaining perspective within each area.

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Don Locke: Looking Through Bifocals

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.

They tell us there has been more technology progress since 1900 that there was all time before that. That's probably true . . . with one exception: THE DREADED HOSPITAL GOWN. If you HAVE NEVER BEEN SO BLESSED, a hospital gown would not be a good candidate for a "bucket list" (pun intended).

Cheryl Hughes: My Career As a Woman

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 shelter with her family.  Because the media focused on her and her plight, a social agency in the state where she and her family live, offered them a house.  During an interview, with her family and government officials present, the girl expressed gratitude for the generosity of others.  “This is al

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