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Local Commentaries

They’re all different

This has not yet been a winter with a lot of snow, but I am sure more of it is coming. When the grandchildren were young, we often took out the sleds and ran down through the lawn. We made snowmen and had snowball fights. We went skiing on some rather primitive skis. If there was snow in ...

When the nose does not always know

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” said Juliet in Shakespeare’s play. Well, Juliet was only half right — she never had COVID-19. Last week, I wrote about my COVID lingering effects, including the loss of taste and all its frustrations. But as the symptoms hang on, I ...

No ‘justice’ in rep’s vote

When Warren County’s Republican Congressman Glenn Thompson recites the Pledge of Allegiance, does he shut his ears when he gets to “and to the Republic for which it stands”? Does he go wink-wink as he repeats the Pledge’s conviction that America is an “indivisible” nation that ...

No ‘justice’ in rep’s vote

When Warren County’s Republican Congressman Glenn Thompson recites the Pledge of Allegiance, does he shut his ears when he gets to “and to the Republic for which it stands”? Does he go wink-wink as he repeats the Pledge’s conviction that America is an “indivisible” nation that ...

Viewing the above

When it is a clear night the sky at this time of the year is positively beautiful. I remember when my daughter and her children were staying with me. Their home was being renovated. One night when we came home from shopping I took the time to locate the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) and the Little ...

Navigating the new

A couple weeks ago I made the mistake of asking my husband if there was something that he was hungry for that I could make for Christmas. He told me he was hungry for Koldormer. Now, I knew what koldormer was, but I had never made it. He told me his first wife had a Swedish cookbook that she ...