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Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Most adults can probably recount at least one instance when they were wrongly judged by appearances. I can think of two such experiences right off the top of my head.One day while at work in a law office, I received a phone call from my boss’s wife, who knew I was an information junkie — still am. She asked whether I knew the name of the sect whose shaven-head, robe-wearing male members chant and dance in the street.I answered, “Hare Krishna.” She...

Posted Feb 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Most adults can probably recount at least one instance when they were wrongly judged by appearances. I can think of two such experiences right off the top of my head.One day while at work in a law office, I received a phone call from my...

Posted Feb 21, 2015 at 11:01 PM

If you are a tailgater, you probably don’t care whether I vent because along with being stupid, you probably don’t read either. You are hell-bent on continuing to be an idiot, riding the bumper of the vehicle in front of you,...

Posted Feb 14, 2015 at 11:01 PM

When my husband and I moved from the San Francisco Bay area to the Rogue Valley 10 years ago, we laughed when the old-timers complained about how bad the traffic had become here in recent years.“But we don’t have traffic...

Posted Feb 7, 2015 at 11:01 PM

On a warm summer afternoon, I was cruising along Highway 238 in my Honda, doing 55, just an ordinary trip to town, when suddenly I ended up in the deep ditch on the right side of the road.As my car careened almost onto its side, I remember...

Posted Jan 31, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Being old is a once-in-a-lifetime event that is not shared by many.If you have managed to dodge the potholes of life and rolled up four score and more years on your personal odometer, then according to the mortality tables, fewer than 10...

Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I recently returned from a nine-day visit to see family in Minnesota. I tell my friends that I am always reminded that this place where I grew up is a "different culture," a "different way of life," is a simpler, less sophisticated lifestyle. But...

Posted Jan 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

She sits on the corner at a number of places around town, surrounded by bags, smoking cigarettes. I've driven past her several times, giving her little notice.Years ago I would've condemned her. I might have said something like, "If she...

Posted Jan 10, 2015 at 11:01 PM

“The only ones among you who will be happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” — Dr. Albert Schweitzer, 1952 Nobel Peace Prize recipientWhen I was 49 years old I counted up the number of...

Posted Jan 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I have anxiety about money, and I don't like banks because money moves around clandestinely in those institutions. Like with the wind, you don't know where the money comes from or where it's going, but you can see the devastation left when it...

Posted Dec 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Editor's Note: This column was said to have been written by Cody, with a little help from his owner, Suzi Hollingsworth. Who are we to argue?Mom said you were looking for people with something to say. I hope that applies...

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