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The pain of racism is real and immediate: A young black woman looks toward the sky, tears leaving trails on her cheeks. As she chants, “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” she collapses into the arms of her friends. Jonathan Butler, a … more
Is Christmas celebration appropriate when we have troubles and sorrow? Is it possible? This is the most wonderful time of the year. The lights, the music, and hustle and bustle of shopping warm our hearts and brighten our spirits during this time … more
On April 22, 1970, more than 20 million Americans coast to coast participated in Earth Day celebrations. The organizers of Earth Day 1970 channeled the vibrant energy of that era into a movement, one that saw Americans take to the streets, parks and … more
It is so exciting to hear children’s first words. Did you know that how adults respond and build on early attempts at speech are two of the most important things to ensure children’s future success? Psychologists Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley … more
It is “spring time” in our cities and Mother Nature has called fish and fowl and birds and mammals to pair up and parent. And those wild creatures that have taken up residency in the dense urban environment of our cities face survival challenges … more
When you only look at the final scores from any sporting event, whether it’s baseball, basketball, hockey, football, golf, tennis, swimming or any other event, it’s sometimes hard to tell what happened during the game or competition where the … more
Many Douglas County residents have lived in the community for more than 20 years. They moved here when their families were young, sent their children to the excellent schools here in Douglas County and have enjoyed the wonderful youth sporting … more
During this Thanksgiving week – and in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, the downing of the Russian airline over Sinai, and the ongoing refugee crisis – I am more than … more
If you are reading this and you have a beard, stop right now and go get yourself registered. Terrorists have beards, and, clearly, if you have a beard, you are a terrorist. Similarly, terrorists have … more
Children are naturally eager for knowledge. With a little preparation, families can have fun together providing a learning environment and inviting discovery. Map-making activities are fun and help develop a sense of order. When young children … more
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