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I cannot get my brain to move away from the Kavanaugh versus Ford news, but it refuses to let it go. Like a dog with a chicken leg, it keeps worrying the subject and probably won’t quit until I put my thoughts into some coherent order. Hence this column.

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Recently I visited the Sebring Historical Society located next to the public library in downtown Sebring, at the invitation of Marty Albritton. Marty informed me that the Historical Society is preparing for its 50th anniversary of recording and preserving the so important history of our home…

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Last night was the second annual Women in Business event hosted by this newspaper. Writing this column prior to the event, I’m already excited because over 300 local women are expected to attend. I remember looking around the celebration last year in awe of the enormity of talent, dedication…

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I never liked the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.” The implication was that we’d entered some dystopian era in which America was unexceptional, unpleasant, and diminished. Watching the red-hatted #MAGA folk cheer at Donald Trump’s rallies angered me, because the passionate elders …

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Fads come and go. Some begin to smell and hang around far longer than they should. Case in point is “fake news,” which is the latest parroting point from an administration which holds the big trifecta, yet can’t seem to get out of its own way. Simply put, if you don’t agree with the media re…

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Despite a 2010 law that requires federal agencies to describe rules and regulations in plain language, most government writing is STILL unintelligible. I met with my federal-bureaucrat mole, Deep Gibberish — and his interpreter — for answers.

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Well, I can tell you for certain there’s a good chance you’re going to get offended if you continue reading. You have been warned, proceed at your own risk. I’m just kidding, of course. I would never write about a topic that might upset you. I write only about the beautiful, positive, uplift…

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I joke with friends and family that one day I hope to retire. I use the term “joke” because I really hope that is all it is. I really do want to be able to retire some day, on my own terms. In order to do that the way I want, I’d like to be able to travel some day. Some of those places I’d l…

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As we enter into a new hurricane season, after reveling in Hurricane Irma stories of good people helping others in this time of crisis, let us take a serious look at the other side of the disaster. Using the tool of critical reasoning, let’s consider our shortcomings. Or are we too immature,…

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A year ago this past Monday, Highlands County, Florida got an unwelcome visit from Hurricane Irma. This week the Highlands News-Sun has been telling stories of the year since the storm came roaring in and disrupted our lives.

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The primary elections are over and the campaigns for the November general election are heating up! In less than two months we will be faced with choices that will greatly affect the future of our state and our nation. Political pundits are claiming that the governor’s race in Florida will be…

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As you read this, the coast of North and South Carolina is being mercilessly battered by Hurricane Florence. Just a year ago, it was our turn. For what seemed like an eternity, we endured the howling, whipping winds of Hurricane Irma. The torrential rains, the downed trees, power lines, fenc…

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Last week’s article was about Donald Roebling and the amphibious vehicle he invented that took him eight years to build that was much needed for the upcoming World War II in the Pacific by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Navy.

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Watching the extended forecasts for Florence, the pit in my stomach seemed to get deeper by the day. This would be one seriously nasty weather system and I just couldn’t fathom the storm surge predictions. Family residing where ground zero is predicted has made this one personal, even though…

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It’s time once again for my weekly column and I have several things on my mind but not sure which one to discuss with you today. How about if we start with this whole notion of offending others or being offended? I’m just curious, really. What I’m wondering is this: Whose fault is it when yo…

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The natural disasters that devastated many communities across the United States and its territories in 2017 won’t be forgotten any time soon. An estimated $306 billion in losses from 10 hurricanes, tornadoes that swept across the South, the Western wildfires and other disasters made 2017 the…

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Sept. 11 is a day to commemorate the freedoms and responsibilities that being a citizen of this nation requires. One of the most important responsibilities we share is to vote.

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I would like to respond to an article titled “We are better than this” dated Sept. 6, 2018 in the Viewpoints section. The question should not be how we elected Donald Trump for president but, why we did. Our founding fathers created the electoral college for a reason and that is why Donald T…

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I’ve been checking on the current hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, the judge President Trump nominated to fill the latest Supreme Court vacancy. I’m only sampling the hearings, not constantly watching them, for fear of breaking my television when I throw something at it in a fit of rage.

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Let me first start out by saying, I am about as fashion conscious as Hillary Clinton’s “power pant suits.” That being said, I have a few bones to pick with the fashion designers of today. When has it become acceptable (for especially women) to show their undergarments on the outside of their…

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Have you heard about the class being offered this year in the schools? It’s called “Being Human 101,” and I hear it is an amazing class, teaching those growing and developing minds about such things as: social skills, compassion, empathy, courtesy, benevolence, and common sense.

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How did we ever elect Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States, who — in a very short period of time — has destroyed so many of the ideals and values that we cherish.

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