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Just a few weeks ago, things looked good for the American economy. Economic growth was modest but steady, the unemployment rate was very low and production and consumption were steady. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was growing steadily and economists and others were predicting that the ec…

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Dad always said, “Blood is thicker than water” when relating stories about relatives and their travails. He didn’t mean it impolitely or disrespectfully. He just meant that when it came to family loyalties, in his opinion at least, blood kin generally came first. Someone’s brother- or sister…

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Imagine you’re in a waiting room of some sort where there are children with their parents. Imagine a child acting out and running around like crazy. Or, perhaps tearing out the pages of a magazine, coloring on the wall, or anything else destructive that a child should not be doing. There are…

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Analysts who have followed recent developments in the stock market due to worries about the impact of the Coronavirus have not been pleased. They have been dismayed by the dramatic sell off that sent the DOW JONES Industrial Average reeling. It fell by more than 3500 points during the last w…

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I’m not certain I can call myself a newspaper “reporter,” given that with few exceptions most of my “reporting” is in the form of opinions. I would guess that, like me, the majority of Americans are OK with opinion columnists, like me, spewing whatever horse dung they want to spew. They’re o…

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I love games! I love board games like Monopoly, checkers, Clue, Risk, Careers, chess, Chinese checkers, Parcheesi, but especially card games like poker, euchre, go fish, war, spades, solitaire, hearts and of course, bridge (or more specifically – duplicate bridge). The three greatest games i…

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