Columns

This being the twenty-first century, I can openly admit that not even a dozen years into the millennium I realized I had become a sexagenarian, and remain so as of now. About the same time I was given more negative news by someone I’d known as an optometrist: that I was showing signs of macu…

As the summer is upon us and schools are released for the year, many different types of people take a big breath and sigh in contentment. This certainly includes students, who are happy to escape the confines of their prison. Summer has many teachers happy to come up for air. Custodians are …

Editorials

Freedom is never free. That is the message of Memorial Day, a message that none of us can afford to forget. And yet, we fear that we may have lost sight of what this holiday weekend is all about. It is easy to understand how we could forget.

On Christmas Eve 1914, 104 years ago this day and less than six months after the beginning of World War I, something that today seems nothing short of miraculous happened along the Western Front in Europe. Soldiers on both sides of the bloody conflict declared an unofficial truce at the very…

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