“The Blue Tarp” I noticed my wrists were sticking to my desk.
As it turns out, Regular Readers, a week without “inspiration,” is always preferable to one with “inspiration.” At least when it comes to this column.
I have decided it is time to speak up. Too many things have been happening and so many of us are remaining silent. Granted, the death of George Floyd was horrific.
“Hummingbird Curfew”
As often as I seem to repeat myself of late, it may be difficult to believe that I do not enjoy doing so; but rather, it seems unavoidable given the repetitiveness day-to-day life has taken these past four to five months in isolation.
Q: Looking back three decades, how has the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) impacted society?

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Whether or not you are old enough to remember the Dusty Springfield song, many out there were—since Thanksgiving, at least—wishin’ and hopin’ and thinking and prayin’ for some white stuff on the ground to put you in the proper frame of mind for the Christmas season. Well, you got your wish, over...
We have an opening on the Supreme Court, and there could be several more openings during President-elect Trump’s time in office. So naturally there’s going to be lots of discussion about how potential justices feel about the United States Constitution. You can be sure liberals and conservatives...
You may have noticed that we have been extolling the virtues of doing business locally over the past several months, through our advertising and spotlight stories featuring local businesses. But, maybe you have not noticed, or have not seen any of our previous efforts in this vein, so it is time...
Cash flow school?   Dear Dave, My wife and I are on Baby Step 2 of your plan, and I’m in graduate school while working full-time. We’re trying to cash flow my education from this point forward after previously taking out student loans. Our household income is $90,000 a year, and we have a car...
The end of the year is approaching and between visiting friends and family and celebrating the holidays, your taxes may be the last thing on your mind. However, putting off tax preparation until later could be a costly mistake. While tax season doesn't start until mid-January, if you want to affect...
Well, it has been exactly one-year since Lambeau became part of our family (we got him the day before Thanksgiving 2015), so I thought this would be an appropriate time to post an update. To make a long story short, I can say that our household has been transformed. It has been well over 20 years...
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I recently read a lengthy analysis of a Pew Research report about changing political opinions over time. I also came across a 2015 “Bipartisan Index” attempting to explain polarization and dysfunction in Washington. This index was developed by former Senator Richard Lugar and Georgetown University...
Get yourself out of it Dear Dave, I make $2,100 a month after taxes, and I have accumulated $46,000 in credit card debt. My husband makes more than I do, but he won’t help me. He says I got myself into this mess, so it’s my job to stop being irresponsible and fix it on my own. Do you have any...

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