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  • Former Wilton man describes air quality outside his Seattle residence

    September 17th, 2020
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    A picture of Seattle’s iconic space needle shrouded in smoke flashed across my television screen this weekend.

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    ‘Peace Data’ is a lovely name for a website

    September 11th, 2020
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    “Peace Data” — What a lovely name for a website. Who isn’t in favor of peace

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    It’s a mad, mad world

    September 1st, 2020
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    So, there it was, graffiti scrawled across the front of the old Kendall Motors building. And not just your usual, impolite, crude stuff one finds in bathrooms.

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    What if we made decisions based on what’s good for the people?

    August 27th, 2020
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    Many moons ago, before I made the silly decision to go into the newspaper business, I made other, equally bad decisions. Most notably was the absurd idea that I would make a good beekeeper.

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    Will the pandemic prompt a new back-to-the-land movement?

    July 22nd, 2020
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    Despite using the Internet for decades, I still forget how interconnected it has made us all.

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  • Let’s have a serious discussion on the role of police

    June 18th, 2020
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    On Oct. 17, 1949, the La Crosse Tribune reported that two Native American women, Dorene Brown, 25, and Marie Wadel, 24, were kidnapped in Scotts Bluff, Neb., and driven in a stolen car to Ontario, where the abductors stopped to get gas.

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    What they didn’t teach you in history class

    June 15th, 2020
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    Here is stuff they did not teach you in history class.

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    We should have made more progress since 1968

    June 3rd, 2020
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    As further evidence that I can be a slow learner, it took me 10 years to conclude that my grand adventure at big-city life was, well, an unqualified flop.

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    Graduates face unusual challenges

    May 27th, 2020
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    Despite the constant barrage of death notices, obituaries, and eulogies for the newspaper industry, it has not escaped our notice that the Covid-19 disaster seems to have stirred up some interest in the old technology.

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    Our oligarchy is based on wealth

    May 13th, 2020
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    Queen Elizabeth may be one of the few women still alive who are old enough to be my mother.

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    Covid-19 gives new life to quackery

    May 6th, 2020
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    Once upon a time, not so long ago, one of Ontario’s businessmen often dispensed medical advice to his customers.

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