Opinion

I wasn’t looking for anyone. I avoided meeting women. I had ended my eighth year as a single parent with custody of four teenagers. One was now married and another was in the navy.

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Carole Townsend

Our poor attention spans. They have dwindled down to nearly nothing, a phenomenon I suspect is attributable to social media. “Listicles,” like hashtags, tweets and tags, are the offspring of social media and its entertaining cousin, the blog. Yes, I am aware of what that union implies, but if the shoe fits…

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To protect and serve
By Dave Emanuel

The recent spate of attacks on police officers around the nation should give everyone reason for concern. And what’s even more troubling is the lack of compassion shown by some government officials and private citizens alike.

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Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Teachable moments are very often offered up by kids.
By Carole Townsend

It took me a while to learn this, but I believe that one of the best ways to make a lasting impact in this life is to give back. As adults, we accumulate all kinds of things as we go from month to month, year to year:  wealth, knowledge, property, even spouses and children, truth be told.

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Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Out of the mouths of babes...
By Carole Townsend

Have you been to an elementary school lately? Perhaps some of you have; many of you likely have children who are still in the primary grades, as my parents used to call them. Our youngest child is 23 years old, so it’s been a while for me. A long while. Tuesday morning changed all that.

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