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  • Sidelines: School children march in a parade of time

    The little parades have begun again. They begin every year at this time, two of them every day, one in the morning and one in the middle of the aftern ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Editor's Note: It's a great time to be a nerd

    Our home is a kingdom of nerds, and that’s just the way we like it.Last Saturday, my children were h ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Sidelines: What it's like to have the second-worst job in America

    A survey came out earlier this year by a group called CareerCast, listing the best and worst jobs in the country right now. The group bases its findin ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Note: Ice bucket challenge proves social media can be a force for good

    So, have you dumped a bucket of ice water on your head lately?The ice bucket challenge is fascinatin ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sidelines: My first-ever hole-in-one – more or less

    It was a long time coming, but it finally happened. I got a hole-in-one.Granted, it was only miniatu ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Editor's Note: Cool morning, shopping frenzy – time to go back to school

    It seems just last week we were planning our schedule of summer activities, and now it’s already done.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • The fine art of mowing

    Chains were one of the first things a growing boy had to learn. That was followed by gas and oil. The first was for survival, the second, more importa ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Editor's Note: Garage sales take on a life of their own

    I love to shop, but as weird as it is, I like getting rid of things almost as much as I like acquiring them.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sidelines: 40 years since the scandal that made me grow up

    It was 40 years ago this week. Aug. 9, to be exact.I got up one hot morning and, without telling any ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Editor's Note: Scavenger hunt honors young man's sense of adventure

    This is not a happy story. But sometimes stories with an unhappy beginning can have a hopeful ending.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:06 am
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