Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

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Welcome to the world of dual enrollment

As a junior in high school, I have quite a few more class options available to me than I have had in previous years. One of these is to take college classes in addition to my regular high school classes. This is called being a dual enrolled student. ...
Published: 08/27/14

Don’t mess with marriage

Hollywood and the mainstream news media have perpetrated a huge hoax on the American people, and our courts have not only bought the lie, they’ve backed it up.
Published: 08/24/14

Remember the good days?

Some things are meant to be remembered. Some things are better left in the dusty past. School starting this week has me feeling sentimental. For kids, that first day back marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new chapter of learning, both ac...
Published: 08/23/14

Women’s Equality Day recognizes adults

Next Tuesday, Aug. 26, is Women’s Equality Day, marking the 1920 moment when the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. It took too long for the U.S. to grant women the first steps toward the equality inherently theirs since humanity...
Published: 08/22/14

Back to school blasé

“Okay, tell me what you’re feeling so I can hijack it for my column this week.” Her answer was unintelligible.
Published: 08/21/14

Send a prayer to the family of a late soldier

When a celebrity dies, the world turns their attention to mourning them. Whether it was a movie star from the 20s who simply died of old age, or a young starlet who committed suicide, the media spins into a frenzy when anyone relatively noteworthy pa...
Published: 08/20/14

Whatever happened to funny?

The recent death of comedian Robin Williams caused me to rethink what is and isn’t funny. In the process I realized that twenty-first century society really doesn’t know what’s funny.
Published: 08/17/14

Nursing not a take-home profession

I get compliment cards at work for being effective and pleasant at my job. People usually like me and often ask if I’ll be their nurse when they get admitted to the floor from the ER. I’m friendly, I joke, smile, and I try to keep patie...
Published: 08/17/14

Let’s pause for a moment of silence

“Silence is not the absence of something, but the presence of everything,” says Gordon Hempton, founder of One Square Inch of Silence, an independent research project in the Hoh Rain Forest of Olympic National Park. Its website makes th...
Published: 08/15/14

As we dilly-Dali through life

Our wedding anniversary landed smack dab in the middle of the week, ensuring a delayed celebration. If you’ve been married this long, you already know this is not cause for alarm.
Published: 08/14/14

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