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Posted Dec 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

When I’m in the company of friends, I listen with interest to the details of their vacations and the lives of their offspring. But when they send me such information in year-end family newsletters, it seems flat. There’s more depth to our lives than the bare recitation of the facts about them typically reveal.This month, however, I did get a year-end letter that interested me. It came from the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, from Prisoner 08052-016.

Posted Dec 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Deborah and I recently received an expensively produced fund appeal from the Wounded Warrior Project. It called to mind a subject that interests me: the roles and effectiveness of philanthropy.I’ve long been involved in private...

Posted Dec 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

As someone who’s done a fair amount of reading and research on vaccination injury and death, including the high prevalence of unreported and/or unacknowledged cases, I was dismayed by your editorial titled “Vaccination...

Posted Dec 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

In a world where non-Islamist and Christian women and children are captured and sold into sex slavery or beheaded by Islamists, where gay people are hung from construction cranes until they die — or they are simply murdered the...

Posted Dec 19, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The Christmas holidays impose on my consciousness when I begin receiving gift catalogues in our mailbox. But their spirit enters me when I chance to hear strains of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.If your child took ballet lessons, as...

Posted Dec 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Every beekeeper will tell you that a successful hive is much greater than the sum of its parts. The same can also be said of every successful city.And Ashland is about to become even greater, because it is recognizing, acknowledging, and...

Posted Dec 12, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Last week I shared Peace House’s commitment to work for a just peace in Israel/Palestine by promoting open discussion of the realities of the conflict there. I concluded by saying that our first challenge is to overcome pro-Zionist...

Posted Dec 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

There is a nationally growing movement called the Death Cafe. The grim title belies its subject: choice in death. Mostly seniors gather to discuss how they want to die. The belief is that open discussions of possibilities and choice increase the...

Posted Dec 9, 2014 at 11:01 PM

 Part twoThis moment in our history is unlike anything mankind has ever confronted. It is not a crossroads or a place where two roads diverge and we have the choice of taking one or the other. That option was once...

Posted Dec 8, 2014 at 11:01 PM

An Ashland resident recently argued that in order to fix the homeless “problem” we need to stop feeding them because this keeps them around.This Ashland resident is upset because the homeless population is prohibited from...

Posted Dec 7, 2014 at 11:01 PM

“Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States.”The poet, Porfirio Diaz, many years ago, so well expressed the situation below our southern border. Following him, in 1981, novelist Robert Stone in his novel,...

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