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Opinion: Hey batter batter and all that

My kid is playing softball – I was going to call it organized softball, but having seen her team in action, “organized” is not a word that springs to mind – and it is...

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Opinion: Status cities

We humans care about status. A lot. Archeologist excavating ancient Sumerian (centuries before Christ) communities, discovered necklaces of sea shells harvested hundreds of miles from the graves. It points to the likelihood that commerce...

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Opinion: Mother’s Day has passed

Fellow moms of this planet, our day has come and gone. We must wait a whole ‘nother year to feel loved and appreciated, to receive ceramic pencil holders and pasta necklaces and to earn...

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Opinion: As we were just saying …

Well, there you are, Mr. Candidate! No sooner do we accuse Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) of losing his bluster (Current, May 12) than does he release this gem about President Barack Obama (D-White House)...

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Opinion: My son, the new driver

How do I describe, in 350 words or less, the multitude of emotions that bombarded me when my oldest obtained his driver’s license? I have no idea, but doggoneit, I’m gonna try! The first...

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Opinion: The life-form ladder

One wonders how like us Neanderthal humans may have been. To be sure, there are countless environmental and even physical differences between us moderns and our ancestors. But, is there a retinue of characteristics...

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Opinion: Fudging the numbers

I read the other day that, as ages go, 60 is the new 40. (For mathematical and all other purposes, 60 remains the old 60.) This interests me, as I am age New 40....

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Opinion: More TV gripes

A few weeks ago I wrote a column about the cliché story lines on cop shows. But limiting my criticism to police dramas was a crime. Here’s what else drives me nuts in shows:...