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Pumpkins
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What is round, smooth, slightly bumpy, and most often shades of deep yellow and orange? If you were thinking of oranges, you’re not wrong. But, in this article, I am referring to pumpkins!   more
The value of diversity
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Take hair. If you want to understand the immense value of diversity in higher education, that's not a bad place to start.  more
How intense is voter interest in Georgia? Just look at turnout. People are voting early in droves. Record numbers. More than ever in a midterm election. more
Eye catching, part 2
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Here’s the part of Terry Bartlow’s story about losing an eye as a young boy and some of the ensuing experiences that resulted. — J.T. Knoll  more
Bettors beware
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Next month's 469 midterm congressional elections pit Republican candidates against Democrats in a vital struggle for control of Capitol Hill. But there are other ways than through the prism of party to view the November campaign. more
Bland, rubbery cheese need not apply
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As the saying goes, if it's not broken, don't fix it. I agree with this philosophy, but with one caveat: You can always add more cheese — especially when making a potato gratin. more
This and that
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Thanks to all who cheered on the staff as we walked alongside the bookmobile in Saturday’s PSU Homecoming Parade. more
The bacon grease gospel
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A short time ago, my wife made us some BLT sandwiches. Well, as I don’t eat iceberg lettuce, mine was a BT sandwich, but I digress. more
Just how and when did Halloween start?
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Where have the first 10 months of 2022 gone? Time seems to pass so quickly and now we are getting ready to celebrate Halloween in just a few days. more
Big swings
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Eight feet swing. I recently took a boat ride in a tidal river in the Carolina low country. My friend handling the boat told me the water was 24 feet deep but could swing eight feet either way, depending on the tide. more
Game warden’s job completed by new partner
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According to him, Kansas Game Warden Austin Sievert has the perfect job. After all, he gets to hang out outdoors all day long and play with his dog.  more
We are in the midst of another election season. This means that we as a community have the opportunity to engage with elected officials from the governor to our local county commissioners and exercise the power of our vote to influence the direction of our state, towns, and counties across the board.   more
What kind of Christian are you?
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I discovered a couple of weeks back that I have a lot in common with Anne Rice, the Gothic novelist best known for “Interview with the Vampire,” the 1976 book that in 1994 became a popular film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.  more
The center of the story
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When the congressional committee investigating the coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol issued a subpoena for Donald Trump, Chairman Bennie Thompson justified the decision by saying, "He is the one person at the center of the story of what happened on Jan. 6."  more
There was an extraordinary Senate debate this week in Orem, Utah, between Sen. Mike Lee and challenger Evan McMullin. more
Eye catching, part 1
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Here’s the first in a series of recollections by a frequent contributor, Terry Bartlow, about losing an eye as a young boy and some of the ensuing experiences that resulted. — J.T. Knoll  more
Marching band
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A slightly different version of this article appeared on the library’s Facebook page on Oct. 15, 2021.   more
Why I cook
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You might agree when I say that life feels uncertain right now. There is a new normal replacing many assumptions and expectations we had taken for granted. more
Is your child getting enough sleep?
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According to the CDC, six in ten middle schoolers and seven in ten high schoolers do not get enough sleep. Irritability and emotional outbursts are just one of the many indications that your child might not be getting enough sleep. more
Selling in a downturn
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Our tube TV wouldn’t die. We were late to the flat-screen TV phase of entertainment because we had a perfectly good tube TV that wouldn’t quit, and the financial guy in me couldn’t justify replacing it. more
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