Opinion

My husband and I just returned from a trip to Tennessee, to see family. My family, to be specific; my sister, brother-in-law, nieces and their children live there. As always, we had a lovely time and as always, we left feeling that we wish we lived closer to them.

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Katie Hart Smith

Spit, shake, and seal. Eight weeks later, my Ancestry.com DNA signature and analysis would unlock a family history mystery that has baffled me for decades.

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The mall is one of my least favorite places on earth. I dislike crowds. Mall teens in groups usually annoy me. And there’s a whole lot more merchandise under that one roof than I have money to buy. I just don’t see the point of it all.

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Dave Emanuel

Middle and high school level sports programs exist outside academic disciplines, yet they often teach lessons that are just as valuable as those learned in classrooms. The mission statements of many schools fully support that concept, and the statement of Beachwood High School (in Ohio) does a particularly good job of capturing the essence of school sports.

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Eleni Jordan and son, Parker Jordan.

I usually try to make these columns a little humorous. After all, our lives have enough bad stuff, why not laugh as much as you can.

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