Yo Lep, Yo Lep, Yo Lep, Right Lep

“After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.” Elvis Presley   liked to march. Once I got a few miles on my boots, it came easy for me. I was long-legged, as were the other squad leaders, and could really stride out when the sergeant called cadence. The company liked to sing, and we stepped off smartly to the…

Farewell to the day

“Get outside. Watch the sunrise.

A year of stories and memories

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end.

Students make good guinea pigs

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein Students make good guinea pigs.

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Yo Lep, Yo Lep, Yo Lep, Right Lep

“After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.” Elvis Presley liked to march. Once I got…

28 October 2014 [09:09 PM]
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Farewell to the day

“Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny?…

21 October 2014 [09:25 PM]
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A year of stories and memories

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a…

14 October 2014 [09:54 PM]
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Students make good guinea pigs

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein Students make good guinea pigs. Maybe…

07 October 2014 [09:50 PM]
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Dad, Death and Dora

“In the concentration camps, we discovered this whole universe where everyone had his place. The killer came to kill, and the victims…

30 September 2014 [10:08 PM]
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Mugs, Kilts and Route 66

“Coffee is a language in itself.” — Jackie Chan The nominations are in, the votes are counted. And your favorite mug is……

16 September 2014 [08:29 PM]
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Focal Point: Sunday, Five Days After

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday is the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America. The following column was written Sept. 16, 2001,…

10 September 2014 [12:11 AM]
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Route 66 and the lost bridge

“There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige…

27 August 2014 [01:33 AM]
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Jigsaw puzzles are like family

“So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find…

22 August 2014 [01:48 PM]
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The five stages of grief

Even if your hands are shakin’ And your faith is broken Even as the eyes are closin’ Do it with a heart…

06 August 2014 [12:04 AM]
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Focal Point: Name Dropping

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take,…

30 July 2014 [12:07 AM]
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Focal Point: What Do I Owe You?

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison I worked…

02 July 2014 [12:12 AM]
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Focal Point: Never pass up a blue boat

“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” — William Butler Yeats…

24 June 2014 [11:50 PM]
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Focal Point: Keeping a promise

  “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” Robert…

22 May 2014 [11:10 AM]
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Focal Point: Ants in our pants

“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” Lily Tomlin What could…

14 May 2014 [12:14 AM]
Focal Point: Playing games in a war zone

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Rabindranath Tagore Jennifer Young proudly wears the moniker “Donut Dollie.” She readily admits the Red…

07 May 2014 [12:06 AM]