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These pages each week are meant to be read with consistency. Consider a table of contents: News stories will be on the front and additional pages inside the section. Sports will be on the back cover. … more
The new year, the opportunity for you to get rudely awakened by participating in one of the several polar plunges available for the more adventurous and less temperature-sensitive folks. At least … more
It may be my favorite New Yorker cartoon, An old man is on his deathbed, surrounded by family and friends. He sits up and announces: “I wish I’d bought more crap!”   But … more
Hello, Jefferson County. I’ve been working in the background for the past two months as the interim managing editor of The Leader. Today, I can officially say the “interim” tag has … more
Happy New Year! May 2019 be the best year ever, or at least better than 2018. In my case, it would be better to have a stronger, more resilient back so I can take advantage of the free skiing … more
There are music and food and parties and gifts. In America, this is truly the time for stress and strain on the body and the wallet. It also is the time most of us receive the requests for … more
It’s time once again for the annual onslaught of preternaturally annoying Christmas TV commercials. Like those perennials with new cars and trucks wrapped in huge red bows. Surprise! This … more
Last week the days were cold, clear and beautiful. As far as I am concerned, all winter could be like that. In a conversation with an old friend in Kansas City, he noted seven days of snow and freezing temperatures made him yearn for “global warming” instead of “climate change.” more
This is the time of year when the holiday lights attempt to drive out the gray of our winters. At least for a while, they succeed. There are lights going up all over town with even some … more
I admit it. I enjoy a good gladiator show. That’s why I watch the Seattle Seahawks each week. This Sunday, our beloved local mesomorphs will enter the arena along with the San Francisco 49ers for what Anthony Burgess called “the old ultra-violence” in “A Clockwork Orange.” more
This seems to be the season for grandson visits, particularly the younger ones. more
Have you ever wanted to solve a murder mystery and enjoy a delicious catered dinner at the same time? Perhaps with co-workers or good friends to begin December’s holiday celebrations? more
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