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Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 2:27 PM

It's a little unusual at our house to have two family gatherings scheduled in two days, but that's what happened on a recent weekend.My youngest sister arrived late Friday afternoon, bringing bedding plants she had stopped to purchase along the way.Adding to the garden areas at our house wasn't the real reason she was joining us for the weekend though. It was the weekend closest to my birthday, so we'd be celebrating Saturday evening with our traditional angelfood cake,...

Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM

I hate to say this because my brother Bill is in the sign business, but I’ve come to believe there are just too many signs in our lives. Let’s take a little trip down the road and see what messages may be out there competing for our...

Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 12:04 PM

I’m sorry. But of all the things I fear in this world, being perceived as rude has never topped the list.

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 12:16 PM

You can learn a lot about a person by which cheap sticky defacements they attach to their vehicles. Some bumper stickers are preachy. Some are funny. But my favorite are always the political bumper stickers.

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Confrontation plays a significant role in every criminal trial. Not the yelling, threatening, finger-pointing conduct we have grown accustomed to when we hear the word confrontation. The Sixth Amendment provides that an accused has the right to...

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 9:39 AM

The intense conflict between the European Union (EU) led by Germany and heavily indebted Greece continues. On June 22, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proposed concessions involving more taxes. On June 25, Greece’s government rejected...

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Don Landgren cartoon about Massachusetts State Parks now charging for parking.

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Don Landgren cartoon about the death of the pink flamingo’s creator.

Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 12:26 PM

Random ruminations:1. One thing you can say for the former male Olympic medalist now known as Caitlyn: Her coverage in the press has been way more than Jennerous.

Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Last Friday, relatives of the nine victims who perished in the attack inside the historic South Carolina Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17 had the opportunity to address the alleged perpetrator, 21-year-old Dylann Roof.

Posted Jun 20, 2015 at 2:01 AM

In 1980, New York City had just emerged from borderline bankruptcy. The city was crime-ridden, full of abandoned buildings, streets overflowing with trash, its outer boroughs mired in depression and losing population. Times Square was virtually a...

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