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Opinion: Think before complaining about inflation

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The March Consumer Price Index (CPI) convinced many an economic cosmic cataclysm is about to occur. Yes, an 8.5% increase over the same period last year is startling. That’s why inflation led off the evening news and dominated newspaper headlines.

Opinion: Digging in the dirt a source of joy

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Cool, damp soil covered our hands as we pushed through it, digging deep in the ground.

Opinion: Not even remotely funny

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You’re probably familiar with the newest TV remote control technology. No longer do you have to “enter” the channel on the device; in many cases you can simply say what channel you want into the remote and voila! There it is on the screen. Of course, most times you will be asked to repeat yourself, because the high-tech gadget failed to understand you. As Mary Ellen noted, quite aptly, “I might as well ask you to switch channels, Dick. You can’t hear me half the time, either.”

OPINION: ‘Love and affection’ were Mom’s words in practice

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A silver tray hangs on the wall at the top of the stairwell leading to my bedroom.

OPINION: Religion, nationalism an unsavory mix

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A lesser-known aspect of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the crisis the war is causing in the Orthodox Christian world. Most people know that Russia is predominantly an Orthodox country, but few may have noticed how close the Patriarch of Moscow, Kirill, has been to Putin over the years and how supportive the patriarch has been of Putin’s invasion. He has even repeated the lies that Putin is spreading to justify his slaughter of innocent Ukrainian people.

OPINION: Preparing for the primaries

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Res ipsa loquitur.

OPINION: GOP spin is to completely spin off

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In mid April, the Republican National Committee voted unanimously to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates. As reported by Reuters, RNC’s chairperson, Ronna McDaniel said in a statement, “We are going to find newer, better debate platforms to ensure that future nominees are not forced to go through the biased CPD in order to make their case to the American people.”