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Ask my doctor. Really? My apologies for getting your attention and then turning away, but an apparently urgent drug commercial has flashed onto the screen on my TV and I feel compelled to watch. Wow! Some guy wearing a white … Continue reading

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Awesome young people What a night it was, and what a morning! Thursday night was the annual Christmas recital for students of adults at our church who give music lessons. Most, though not all, of the students were from families … Continue reading

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Playoff mumblings Choosing from among non-choices The college football playoff teams have been chosen, and the selection committee made the choice of whom to root for easy. Oregon. The other three—Ohio State, Florida State and Alabama—are long-time members of my … Continue reading

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Matter of perspective An oft-overused saying today is, “It is what it is.” What “it is” is frequently not clear, but whatever it is we can be assured that most often “it” is a matter of perspective. We each see … Continue reading

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Playoff controversy: HS and college The high school football playoffs are in the closing stage in Oklahoma, and the participants in the first four-team college playoff will be chosen next week—and controversy is a key element in both. Official botch-up … Continue reading

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Despite diagnosis, patient not dead Recently, a 91-year-old woman in Poland awoke from the dead—presumed dead, that is. A doctor was called to the woman’s house on the morning of Nov. 6 after relatives noticed she was not breathing. In … Continue reading

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Game against Bears may be hard to bear The OSU Cowboys take on the Baylor Bears Saturday; and, if the dire predictions are anything close to being accurate, the result will be tough to bear for the Cowpokes and their … Continue reading

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Live with no cell phone: fact or fiction? Recently, a comic strip I rarely read caught my eye. It showed a baby stroller parked, part on the sidewalk and part on the grass. Next to the stroller an obviously distraught … Continue reading

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Snake oil? Except perhaps among herpetologists, snakes for the most part have been associated with deception since—well, since a talking serpent tempted Eve into disobedience back in the Garden of Eden a long time ago. No doubt, you have heard … Continue reading

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Wedding a highflying affair Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart’s wedding Sunday was such a highflying affair that if you had been there and wanted to leave, you couldn’t—unless you had a parachute. Weddings occur in a variety of locations. The … Continue reading

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