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I am haunted by the ghosts of a town. At the first of the year, I stood on the hill, looking down through valley and thinking how familiar this all was... But now also, how surreal. It had been … more
In the current combative, partisan environment in Washington, compromise and cooperation are rare occurrences. That is even more evident following House Speaker John Boehner’s recent announcement that the House of Representatives will not act on … more
It occurs to me that, since the first major education reforms I talked about was to make four non-tested areas of the curriculum more important, some might conclude that I am an opponent of testing. I’m not. I’ve been tested my whole life, … more
The movie actress, Melissa McCarthy who won an Oscar for the movie , in all her movies I’ve seen so far, shocks the movie watcher, but that’s part of comedy, the unexpected daring physical surprises, and the delivering outrageous remarks and … more
As Carol Ford makes her coffee in the quiet of early morning, she never fails to take in the view out her kitchen window — of a metal, neighborhood mailbox framed, these days, by draping … more
His answer was always the same: “Still eating.” Rain or shine, good times or bad, my grandfather always answered that way, when anybody asked him, “How is it going?” or “How are you?” … more
We asked folks strolling along 16th Street Mall last week what their favorite tradition might be for the most American of holidays. more
I’m declaring a moratorium on Facebook. My time spent on Facebook is as exhausting as it is exhilarating, perhaps even more so, with liking, sharing, commenting, and posting that can take hours a day. I’m not kidding. And I never imagined … more
One of my best memories of my father, who died in 1997, was salmon fishing with him in Canada. He invited me and my daughter, Lily, age 12 at the time, to join him for a fishing adventure. After flying from Denver to Vancouver, a 12-seater float … more
It became clear to me. Simplified. Like the Navajo woman staring out to the west in a R.C. Gorman painting. It is not what you say that is important. How do you say it? The woman, of course, … more
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