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  • The symbolism of the humble dollar bill It's one of the most common, everyday things we all carry around and pretty much take for granted without really knowing very much about it. And yet, it contains some of the most profound words and symbols that stand for who we are as a people! What

    February 25, 2014

  • Cancel our ski vacation? Snow way! My family just took a skiing trip that almost got ruined by too much snow. Now I know that lots of people reading this live in places that have been pummeled by snow and cold all winter long. And you're not likely to feel too terribly sympathetic for

    February 25, 2014

  • Looking back as television came about I sure miss the times when auto tires had tubes, radios had tubes and if one wanted, your car had whitewall tires with big circles of white on them. Television was new and still being found out not only by the viewers, but those doing the broadcastin

    February 25, 2014

  • Long overdue thanks to my mother Recently I received an e-mail that on first reading caused me to smile. After a second reading, it offered me an avenue to reflect back and say, "Wow, I've heard many of these same words before." Here is the e-mail I received. 1. My mother taught me

    February 25, 2014

  • Truth be told As a column writer, I can share my real-life experiences with countless people. This is much more rewarding than when I try to tell a story firsthand to friends. Here's an example of something that happened the other day‚Ķ I took my dog Toby for a wa

    February 18, 2014

  • opn-rv021814-thurston col sig How are the resolutions working out for you? Here is it the middle of February. Not long ago many of people, including myself, made a New Year's Resolution. How is that working out for you? Each year most of us make a resolution that we say we will make happen year after year. The years come an

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • WWII technology push shaped our future The other day I was watching an old WWII movie and several times they showed a Walkie Talkie of that vintage. First off, I know it had limited range, limited battery power and worked on only one channel. They still had these when I was in the Army in

    February 18, 2014

  • Looking barkward: Reviewing WKC '14 In recent years, dog lovers around the globe have eagerly anticipated my annual preview of the famous Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show, especially my forecast of which dog will win Best in Show (BIS). I'm at a loss to explain the uncanny karma

    February 18, 2014

  • One of this community's best celebrations One of the really unique celebrations that is going to take place here in less than a month will be the 15th annual St. Patrick's Day parade and celebration on Saturday, March 15th. The official St. Patrick's Day is March 17th, but Mondays aren't ord

    February 18, 2014

  • Lessons from a rock chalk talk A noxious pest that hasn't bothered us for a long time has suddenly returned to haunt us. Actually, make that two noxious pests, what with the return of "American Idol's" Ryan Seacrest. The slightly less noxious problem is an electric guitar that we

    February 11, 2014

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