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HONOROverdue

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SHIRLEY Hilycord still remembers the built-up shoe her husband, Bob, wore throughout their marriage. “His one leg was four or five inches shorter than...

Balancing free market needed for greater good

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As the Columbus municipal elections approach and campaigns heat up on state and national levels, I am noticing more candidates and pundits espousing the...

Sometimes, mothers need to not just pray for others, but themselves

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Have you ever wanted to do something for a friend who was hurting, but it seemed there was nothing you could do? ...

Tap into power of U.S. business

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This year marks the 50-year anniversary of Warren Buffett acquiring control of Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), and his annual shareholder letter is chock full of...

Parkside teacher goes beyond 3rd-grade classroom

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Sandy Watts stopped by our house one night last week to drop off a present. There was an irony in the occasion. I was...

The great

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There’s no point in trying to sugar-coat it. The bitter rift that has resulted in two nations occupying the American land mass now characterizes...

Seek variety to hold attention span

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Board books are for babies and toddlers. Picture books are for preschoolers. Easy readers, or beginning chapter books, are for early elementary school kids....

Will religious freedom bill have unintended consequence?

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I don’t smoke marijuana because it dulls my hatred of people, and I have never been a very deeply religious person. My...

It takes more than ideals: Learning to be citizen involves problem solving

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The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise...

A lesson in forgiveness: What it is, and what it’s not

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“Resentment is like drinking poison — and expecting the other person to die.” — Paula Bloom It is not necessarily...