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March, 2012

Nuestra vida

Nuestra vida

March 30th, 2012

Life’s phases, changes

By ROXANN CHAVEZ

What makes life hard?  Is it losing your job and not being able to provide for your family? Is it not having enough money to go to college?  Is it losing a family member or is wishing off your son to college?  I think all of these are hard.

I have come …

Star Gazer

Star Gazer

March 30th, 2012

The southern circumpolar region

By PAUL DERRICK

In the northern hemisphere we have a section of the night sky we call the Circumpolar Region consisting of those stars and constellations that never dip below the northern horizon as they circle the north celestial pole (and Polaris) each day. We should call it the North Circumpolar Region …

The Idle American

The Idle American

March 30th, 2012

‘Unsaintly, unbountiful’ in Naw’lins

By Dr. Don Newbury

Feel free to plant your tongue in “cheekish” concrete, remembering this account comes straight from the lips of my Uncle Mort down in the thicket. My 99-year-old kin heard it from the general store owner who was happy to pass it along from the bread delivery man who heard …

The Idle American

The Idle American

March 30th, 2012

‘Yellow Dog’ Tales

By Dr. Don Newbury

It was a dream-like state with tales retold around 10,000 campfires, all of them—save one—meeting Smokey the Bear’s rigid standards. It was “come and go” for the afterglow as long-ago stories unrolled—many stretched—on recollections of biggest fish, deepest snow and ages of first bike rides, except for that one …

The Idle American

The Idle American

March 30th, 2012

The least of these

By Dr. DON NEWBURY

I have a strong notion that most Americans have deep-down desires to fulfill the Biblical admonition to voluntarily take care of the poor. It’s a conviction painted with a broad brush, with no attempt to define “poor,” which requires an even broader brush.

During the Great Depression, most people were …

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