Opinion

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense: Thankfulness is a relative thing

Ah, the glorious week is finally here. I do believe that Thanksgiving week may be my favorite of all fifty-two weeks packed into a year. If not, it runs a close second, and that’s only to Christmas week.

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Every morning when we open the blinds, my wife and I are spellbound; they are always there, hummingbirds, charcoal, mauve and emerald colors, levitating, maneuvering for space on the feeders then zipping away, to reappear, performing aerial ballets.

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Carole Townsend

I read something this morning on a social media site that had me shaking my head. I’ll go you one better; it had me feeling a bit sad about my absolute favorite time of every year, and that’s Christmas.

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Veterans Day, 2015
By Dave Emanuel

World War I - the war to end all wars -ended in 1918. The armistice that brought about the cessation of combat officially went into effect at 11:00 am on the 11th day of the 11th month.

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Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Bullying is nothing new, but what’s to be done?
By Carole Townsend

I read an article recently, about a local student who killed herself as a result of relentless bullying by her peers. I imagine that there were other factors at work as well, but bullying no doubt contributed to the young woman’s desperation.

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