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Fall is here, and not only on the calendar
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I was in the Ozarks this past week and the trees were beginning to turn into their colorful wardrobe of various shades of gold, russet, yellow, orange, and red. more
Sugar and attention
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I will be turning 60 soon. Very soon. I’ve learned a few things. Among these is that there are some things — and maybe most things — where it is not about all or nothing. more
Chew on this a while
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Do you ever wanted to yell “Stop that!” at someone who’s crunching potato chips … or smacking their lips as they eat pasta … or slurping their hot coffee? I do.  more
An absence of malice
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American watchers of the U.S. Supreme Court keep looking for the one phrase that strikes terror into the hearts of those who want courts to make law rather than leave it to the legislatures. That phrase is: “We should reconsider our jurisprudence in this area.”  more
Republicans and bias in midterm polls
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Republicans always believe the polls are slanted against them. That belief has sometimes caused them to misread big political races. more
An unsurprising October surprise
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October surprises are not really surprises anymore; they seem to happen so often during campaign seasons. more
Tips to avoid tricks for Halloween safety
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Fall is an exciting time of the year. Colors change with the season, nights become cooler and the sunsets are earlier and earlier. more
Here’s the next excerpt from “FROM POVERTY TO PRESTIGE, the Autobiography of Laurence Paul Wilson.” In this one, he continues his reflections on his time as student at KSTC in the 1930s. — J.T.K.  more
Last month, I was called out to a home in Parsons to assess whether an Osage orange tree was the largest of its species in the state. A few weeks ago, the Osage orange specimen was confirmed as the new state champion after submission to the Champion Tree Program.  more
Back to banana basics
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Are you in the mood for a prepackaged healthy snack? Or how about a slice of quick bread to accompany your morning cup of coffee? Look no further than the ubiquitous banana.  more
Fall into a new book
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And if you want to get a head start on your Christmas reading, here’s a list of new titles just waiting to be checked out! more
My trip to the Nations
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The sun has burnt the ground and bleached the earth. Since mid-June, the rain we’ve received has reminded me of the water mother used to sprinkle on her ironing. It’s only been enough to provide steam.  more
Fall and cooler temperatures often get us in a cleaning mood. For many it means fall clean up or maybe we could say fall clean out. Many cities have a week where they pick up at curbside, what people have decided they no longer want or need.  more
Welcome to the Jungle … tron
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Last Friday my little bride and I experienced a marvelous tableside concert at PSU’s Overman Student Center as we ate supper and enjoyed lively conversation with friends.  more
Social media safety
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The start of the school year is a great time to sit down with youth and check that safety features are enabled on their social media. more
Appreciating a consoler-in-chief
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President Biden visited Puerto Rico this week, bringing federal aid and emotional support to the victims of Hurricane Ian. more
Joe Biden, the 82-year-old candidate?
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There's a new report from NBC News that President Joe Biden has told a confidant — the Rev. Al Sharpton, of all people — that he will run for reelection in 2024. more
Is your home fit?
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What if a home could be suitable for any resident, of any age or physical ability? We all deserve a safe, livable, and enjoyable space to not only live in but also thrive in!   more
Here’s the next excerpt from “FROM POVERTY TO PRESTIGE, the Autobiography of Laurence Paul Wilson.” In this one, he continues his reflections on his time as student at KSTC in the 1930s. — J.T.K.  more
Unearthing the lentil
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Don't underestimate the lentil. These tiny pebblelike legumes may be a tad frumpy in appearance, but any perceived drabness or lumpiness shouldn't deter you from eating them. more
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