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Opinion: Splendiferous spring lawns

Ah, spring – that magical time of warm sun and gentle breezes coaxing grass, trees, plants and flowers to shake off the torpor of winter and get back to the business of growing and...

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Opinion: Auto neurotic

I purchased a new car last week, the first in almost 10 years. It comes with a 250-page instruction book, plus three additional manuals to guide you through the high-tech accessories, but there is...

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Opinion: Where’s the love?

These days it seems I’m constantly on the edge of losing my sanity. Oblivious parents in carpool lines (pull forward, people!), pets vomiting charcoal on new carpet (long story), untamable locks that refuse to...

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Opinion: Changing horses, even political ones

The aphorism “don’t change horses midstream” has always appealed to me. Perhaps it reflects a general bias towards managing change carefully. Perhaps, it simply points to the scores of cowboy movies that I watched...

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Letter to the editor

Editor, This past weekend, while mowing my lawn, two of the candidates for Westfield City Council were campaigning through my neighborhood. They could see I was busy, and also that I had their opponent’s...

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Opinion: Frustration

For the third year in a row, my spring break and my kids’ did not align. Not a huge deal, but it does ix-nay the family vacation. Last year, my husband Doo said, “Tough...

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Opinion: Spin cycle: It’s a wash!

“It has always been my contention that a laundromat, not the singles bar, is the best place to meet your soulmate.” That sentence above was written by me, back when I was still single...