Column, Movie Diary

Getting the point across

By Dom Cioffi This is an actual group text I received a few days ago from a college friend: “Yo whoz goin 2 the re-union” I scanned those words two or three times, cringing progressively worse upon each reading. Forget […]

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Column, Looking Back

Looking in books

By Mary Ellen Shaw Before the pandemic I was watching a talk show that used to air on ABC. One of the hosts, Keke Palmer, who is her late 20s, said that when she was a child and didn’t know […]

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Column, The Outside Story

The skinny on voles

By Susie Spikol Bent down in an apple field searching for a lost earring, I found a different treasure: a stout mouse-like animal, with a short tail and stubby ears. It gave me one quick look, then disappeared through a […]

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Column

Can you handle the truth?

By Cassandra Tyndall Do you remember the iconic scene from the movie, “A Few Good Men,” when the character played by Tom Cruise goes on a relentless search for the truth behind a murdered Marine? After weeks of investigating, probing […]

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Column, Money Matters

Will power

By Kevin Theissen It has been estimated that fewer than 50% of adults have a will or other estate documents in place, which may not be entirely surprising. No one wants to be reminded of their own mortality or spend […]

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Column

Sharpen your axe

By Cassandra Tyndall 2020 has been one of the most dramatic years I’m sure many of us can remember. Amongst dramatic years, there are dramatic months and dramatic weeks. When I studied the astrology of this year, I highlighted this […]

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