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Easter Sunday

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Forty-five years ago, I was away from home on Easter Sunday. I had been attending church regularly during my high school years and Easter had become an important observation. Now, I was at Parris Island, S.C., undergoing what is now called Basic Warrior Training for Marine Corps recruits.

Men are simple

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Men are simple. They are not all that complex. Some time ago, a lady came to me to rant about her husband. “My husband never helps me with things that need to be done around the house!

Selma

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I was 14 years old and an eighth-grade student when the events unfolded in Selma, Ala., 50 years ago. When the news was reported, featuring films of Selma, I was horrified.

I don’t recall that my parents had any commentary on the news reports so I was left to draw my own conclusions.

Southern snowfalls

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On Wednesday morning, the area was under a winter storm watch. All area school and colleges were closed, motorists were being advised to stay home and truckers were warned that they may be denied access to the interstate highways in Georgia.

A bizarre recognition

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The idea of “world recognition” is usually seen as a good thing. The Super Bowl winners are proclaimed as “World Champions” as is the winner of the World Series (although it really is only a North American Series, baseball being played in quite a few other nations).

Deflate-gate

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The New England Patriots, soon to take the field against the Seattle Seahawks in the 49th edition of the Super Bowl, has, for the last several days, been the subject of a potential scandal known in the media as “Deflate-Gate.”

Life at 64

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I celebrated another birthday this past week. I suppose that normally would be nothing to think very much about, but I recently learned that over 10 percent of my high school graduating class has passed from the scene.

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