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By the time you read this column another election has gone by. You may have missed it even though a mail-in ballot was sent to your home. It was called a primary election, and there were so few contested races that it seemed a giant waste to … more
Nearly every weekend of my childhood in grade-school days found my sister and me (and sometimes a passel of playmates) bouncing around in the back of our family’s rusting white Jeep Cherokee, choking through the midsummer dust from the … more
Over the past two weeks, I’ve started to make the case that, for all the seriousness and drama with which our community seems to be tackling the issue of education reform, we’re really not talking about serious, important reforms. Instead of … more
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We bid a sad farewell to a Westminster icon and historian when we said our sad goodbyes to Mike Shaffner. Parting is hard and it’s even harder when it’s someone you’ve known for over 50 years. Perhaps we didn’t give Mike Shaffner enough … more
One of the enduring facts of being an outlaw is that you sometimes are blamed for things you had nothing to do with, and perhaps no knowledge of. From the folklore, rumors and fairy tales of … more
Learn this lesson now, so you won’t ever make this mistake again — a phone/text correspondence is not a real relationship. It can feel like a close connection, but it is not an intimate relationship.  The man you describe doesn’t love … more
I am embarrassed by my elation. I am elated – over the top overjoyed – because I have just acquired a new vehicle, a small 4-year old low-mileage SUV. When I found out that my even smaller and much-higher-mileage all-wheel-drive hatchback … more
It was such a joy to welcome two World War II veterans to our home last Saturday afternoon. I must tell you the reason for the impromptu drop-in was that our dear friend Chet McPherson had been over for dinner a week before and had lost his little … more
“When you want to do something new, you have to apply the physics approach. Physics is really figuring out how to discover new things that are counterintuitive, like quantum mechanics.” Have you ever heard the name Elon Musk? He is described … more
If you pulled the down side of the one-and-half-inch sisal rope on the pulley-driven mechanism, the entire floor, in about a 10 foot by 12-foot section, would gradually start to drop. Keep the … more
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