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Upon Reflection: Is your adrenaline too old?
Whenever I watch an old Western movie, I’m reminded of my two older brothers and me sitting in an apple tree, devouring green apples sprinkled with salt from a pilfered shaker we kept hidden in a j...
Oct 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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WRIGHT WAY: That old black magic
When I was a junior in high school I had the toughest teacher of my academic career. She often wore her ROTC uniform in class and exercised zero tolerance for nonsense. We had several rough and tou...
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Meeting a genuine ‘Pearl’
One of my favorite cookbooks is “Cooking with Country Music Stars.” Thumbing through it this morning, I came across a star I’ve admired and respected since she first appeared as a member of the Gra...
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Speaking on intelligence
Are you intelligent? Chances are how you answer this question is significantly influenced by cultural prejudice. In our highly technological society we tend to narrowly define intelligence as the a...
Oct 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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WRIGHT WAY: Proof of alien life?
After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone netwo...
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Library Corner: FOLA’s fall luncheon to be Oct. 6
The Friends of the Library Association’s fall luncheon, with guest speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore, will be held on Oct. 6 at the Cleveland Country Club. Merchants Alley will again interest shoppers at...
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Speaking on ... discipline — correction
I’ll never forget walking on the beach with a young man of 16. He constantly found himself in a world of trouble. Even with his problem behavior, I sensed that he was basically a good kid. Trying t...
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WRIGHT WAY: Is Alzheimer’s grounds for divorce?
The Associated Press reported, “Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his ‘700 Club’ viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s is justifiable because the disease is ‘a kind of death.’” Du...
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library corner: Teddy Bear Picnic to be Saturday
Lasaters Coffee and Tea will open Sept. 20 in the library lobby. Come try out our new Café with a free coffee or tea on this special opening day. Other items will also be available for purchase. Th...
Sep 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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WRIGHT WAY: About unsupervised children
It was your average weeknight during the summer when a bunch of us neighborhood kids decided to tie a roll of kite string from one end of a street light to the end of a tree across the street. Any ...
Sep 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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