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  • A friend by any other name

    It seems to me they are, as the psalmist said, more in number than the sands of the sea, and as ever-present. I include in that number those who ...

  • Thoughts for the New Year

    The following are truisms that should be carefully avoided at any time, especially for the New Year. Most are not original with me. Most are ...

  • ‘The Good Old Hockey Game’ *

    This past Sunday was what our church calls “White Gift Sunday.”The idea began in a little church in Ohio in 1904. The minister’s wife was ...

  • So now it is Christmas

    Only that rare breed of person who is totally ready by Nov. 30 (floors all scrubbed, bedrooms ready for returning family, cakes and cookies ready ...

  • An invocation

    When you heard these words resounding throughout the house, you knew something of extreme importance was about to be launched upon whatever ears ...

  • Rhymes for the times

    Wherever you turn people just want to burn and destroy and pillage and kill.From Iran to Iraq and Missouri and back, to attacks on our Parliament ...

  • American politics for dummies

    In it, he portrayed how isolated from each other French and English Canada were, with little communication leading to a lack of understanding ...

  • Accusations, perceptions and repercussions

    Cosby’s in the same category — just a little lower than the angels. He’s been around since long before Francis and also has an image as pure as ...

  • In days of yore

    The fact that I can never seem to plan that far ahead makes it doubly impossible, if there’s any such thing.And the additional fact that the ...

  • Time to talk of many things

    As I write this, it is Halloween for the youngsters and the parents who want to be youngsters but can’t because they are parents. God bless ’em ...