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Truisms are truisms for a reason: they tend to stand the test of time, to be true for nearly every situation. They are pieces of advice that don’t wear out. While old, they are as fresh as when the world was new, and they bear repeating. That said, here are a few truisms to enact during the Christmas season in order to achieve the most satisfying and peaceful of holidays, and to come out the other side feeling refreshed, renewed, enriched and invigorated, rather than frazzled,...

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Writer’s block is real.

Updated Dec 18, 2014 at 9:10 AM

The town of Ferguson, Missouri has become famous for all the wrong reasons.

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Easy to rage against the machine when you know the final outcome of the vote

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Rummaging through paperwork from the family archives, I came across these communications, which may or may not be from members of my family who are more hooliganish than even I thought. The letters and notes are not dated and I...

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 9:24 AM

A new year is upon us, and it is once again time to take a look at the highest-circulating non-fiction books for the past year.  Let’s count them down to number 1!10. The new royal family : Prince George, William, and...

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 9:21 AM

The marketplace of health insurance plans offered to all Kansans is open for business through Feb. 15.

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Was anyone really surprised at the recent report on torture and the CIA?

Updated Dec 12, 2014 at 8:59 AM

It was Friday, the 23rd day of December in 1980. Several classes of sixth-grade students were enjoying their afternoon recess at Park School on the last day before dismissal for Christmas vacation. Some of the students were playing a...

Posted Dec 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Just saying the word, immigration, will send many people into an emotional frenzy. Some people will listen to various sides of the issue.  Other people have their minds made up. Their position is to send those illegal inhabitants...

Updated Dec 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM

I don’t like to travel. Never have. That’s why they invented the Travel Channel.

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