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Reader feedback leaves its mark

‘Error! Error!” screamed readers over the three blunders I’d made in recent columns.

True power inspires forgiveness

I don’t know about you, but I occasionally get hung up on that part of the Lord’s Prayer that encourages us to...

Going through life’s checkpoints

When I travel, I never leave home without my most important tool of resilience: my pillow.

My wife has a pet peeve

In my family, I’m the “dog person.”

No easy answer to abortion question

Last week, I upset some readers by suggesting a compromise over gun rights.

It’s time to compromise, dadgummit!

‘Do you understand that by accepting traffic school, you waive your right to appeal?” asked the balding judge.

Transition from surviving to thriving

Last Sunday, my wife noticed me setting our alarm for an early wake-up. She groaned in protest.

Obvious question leads to difficult answer

Has someone ever surprised you by asking an obviously simple question with what seems to be an obvious answer? Well, it happened...

The one representing the many

During Memorial Day, as we count the heroes lost to war, I try to remember one face that represents the many. One face I remember...

Too fishy to be true

When it comes to macadamia nuts, I’m a lot like Dr. Seuss’s Sam-I-Am after his aversion-to-conversion experience...

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