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Even though we are three weeks into the new year, welcome to 2020. I like the roundness and repetition in the sound of that date. It reminds me of the year 2002 — same numbers but in a different … more
It’s been 25 years since Will Smith and Martin Lawrence helped reinvent the buddy cop genre in the first “Bad Boys” film. All these years later, the duo have returned for the third installment … more
The first full week of this year’s short legislative session brought with it the start of full days of debate and many more introduced bills. Unlike a long session where there is little to debate … more
There aren't many animals that are uglier than the hippopotamus. The common hippo is the largest freshwater mammal living today, and is a distant relative of the pig. The common hippo is found … more
Pets are an important part of many people's lives. More and more, some stores and even bars or restaurants are allowing pets inside during normal business hours. Sometimes it’s just certain days, … more
“Back to the Future” promised me hover boards, not a joystick controlled adult baby carriage. If anybody hasn't seen Segway's newest vehicle, which apparently is a lot harder to fall over than … more
Watermelon is the fruit of a vining plant originally found in southern Africa. This wild African watermelon has white flesh and is largely inedible due to its bitterness. Recently, DNA has been … more
While many films have been made about World War I, few films have captured the raw emotion, terror and heroism as shown in “1917.” In the spring of 1917 in Northern France, two lance … more
Happy New Year to everyone in Legislative District 16!  I hope you and your families had a terrific 2019 and are looking forward to great things in 2020.  The 60-day legislative session kicked off … more
December was one of the busiest months of my career at the Blair Area Community Foundation. I literally printed out and mailed hundreds of thank-you letters and tax receipts to donors. Ran out of … more
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