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Dialog Without Contention

One of my neighbors whose opinions differ greatly from mine recently sent me a couple of emails about his favorite political candidates.  He’s aware that my ideas aren’t the same as his yet it...

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Take Me to Your Leader

Last week I happened to catch part of Science Friday on NPR and heard a short segment on how ants get their mojo on when they want to move something large, like a piece...

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Freezer Foul

A woman in line behind me at the grocery store yesterday had an armful of ice cream products. I made a special trip to Target last week to redeem my coupon for a deal...

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Discrimination

A few years ago I went to Chicago to meet the cousins that I had discovered through DNA testing.  On one of the days we were together, we spent the day doing big city...

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Clotheslines

What the heck ever happened to clothes lines, I wonder. Years ago everyone hung clothes outside, even in the winter when the stuff froze and took a long time to dry.  If we were...

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Parking

When our family was at a state park a few weeks ago and had plans to visit the interpretive center there, my grandson warned us that it would be expensive.  He had been there...

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Everybody’s Somebody’s Baby

Each of us started as somebody’s baby.  I’m not so naive as to think that every one of us was totally wanted, cooed over, encouraged and taken good care of — but sometimes when...

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Fourth Grade Olympics

When I was in the fourth grade our class staged a mini Olympics.  We studied the different competitive events and tried to figure out ways we could reenact them on the dirt playground in...

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Wind Farm

In north central Oregon next to the Columbia River are a multitude of windmills — one after another, stretching to the horizon.  In that section of highway lies Shepherds Flat, one of the largest...

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Relational Learning

We learn in different ways.  Some of us are visual learners, some are auditory and some of us learn kinesthetically.  My son, who is an elementary school teacher, came up with a categorization that...

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