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    Swap and flop

    This year’s World Cup is drawing to a close. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience watching the matches. There is a lot to like about soccer, a lot of things peculiar only to soccer, aspects of the game that would not quite translate well into our everyday lives. Although, come to...

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    Teens and summer driving

    Summer is in full swing.

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    The other side of health

    There is often more to local public health officials than what is portrayed in a summer movie blockbuster. We are not a ruggedly good looking actor fighting a rapidly spreading zombie virus nor do we jump into stopping a deadly disease with guns blazing. The tale of the public health official is...

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    Visiting Memphis

    The almost-annual trip to Memphis this year had some new components added in this time around.

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    Getting my kicks...

    Almost eight years ago I was asked to coach a soccer team of 4, 5 and 6 year olds. Initially, my concern was that I had zero knowledge of the game. Pretty quickly I realized that coaching at that level was not X’s and O’s, but more akin to herding cats. My biggest achievement as a ...

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    What does Cantor loss tell us?

    When the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House losses on primary day, you better believe the party is going to take notice.

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    Mind your manners

    My patience was thinning as I entered the password for a third time, typing ever slower and more deliberate with each keystroke. The password was fresh, having been prompted to create a new one not thirty seconds ago. Yet, I still couldn’t log on. Calls were stacking up, clients were holding...

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    Daaaaaance...the day away

    Some of the same “mom” monikers attached with our children’s activities simply do not translate to us dads.

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    Can Johnson, Wescoat play nice?

    It’s the primary election everyone will be keeping an eye on this coming August.

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    Weird is as weird does

    Dick Francis had it right when he said, "some people are born weird, some achieve it, others have weirdness thrust upon them." I think I was born with some weirdness, and like a muscle, the more I use it, the stronger it becomes, and the easier it is to see. That would mean my wife has had weirdness...

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