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Tales of a tail offer lessons for coming year

With subzero wind blowing in, I was wrapped up in a few blankets one evening wondering what this year would bring. Looking...
Unplanned experiences make life interesting

My first two columns introduced you to the cruising life. Now you know about the boat we live on in the winter and a...
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Recent economic news has been broadly reassuring. Retail sales are strong, November saw the best job gains in three years, the federal deficit is...
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Many who voted against President Barack Obama are angry right now. Obama’s Democratic Party took a beating in the November elections, and many expected...
You only need six minutes to have a relaxing new year

I couldn’t help noticing that it took only six minutes. Just enough time for the second hand to make six laps around...
Painter Steele traveled world to learn, then put Indiana on national art map

He was educated in Europe and trained to emulate the brushstrokes of the Great Masters, yet Theodore Clement Steele’s greatest gift was in depicting...
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The family doctor is romanticized in art and literature. We can see the Norman Rockwell painting now — a kindly, plump old fellow, stethoscope...
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The entire family has endured a one-two punch this flu season. First it was the “Lose 4 Pounds in 24 Hours” bug...
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Economic theorists have long wrestled with the idea of value. What is it and how can it be measured has occupied dismal scientists for...
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The use of government for economic “development” and economic “stimulus” is quite popular. Unfortunately, its popularity greatly exceeds what it deserves, given both theory...

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