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One Man’s Plan: Volunteering at Ward 7 showed me the true face of democracy

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Feeling a little cynical these days? Frustrated with your fellow citizens for choosing that bozo or reelecting such a nincompoop? In the surge toward this year’s election, I’d been swimming in a sea of cynicism, drenched by negative ads and images that made me wonder if America’s Biggest Idiot was running against the World’s Greatest Liar in every race across …

Living in an empty nest isn’t so bad

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My children left home for school a few months ago. My wife and I dropped our son off first, followed by our daughter a week later. We hugged them both, reminded them to stay in touch and told them we loved them. The confusion and sadness that overtook us on that second ride …

One Man’s Plan: Behold the passing of the expansive vocabulary

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Say goodbye to big words. I just learned the puppet masters at the College Board (“Ruining Teen Dreams since 1901!”) have determined that the verbal portion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test is just too hard for today’s youth. Starting in 2016, high school juniors and seniors with designs on post-secondary education will take …