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Students in a New York school dressed in black face re-enacting internationally-known musician Chris Brown beating his equally well-known girlfriend, Rihanna. Members of a private suburban swim club in Pennsylvania tossed racial slurs at young minority children who frequent the pool with a local day care center. A church in Eastern Kentucky voted to ban interracial couples from membership. Treyvon Martin. ...more >>

Sing we now of Christmas?

The Life Less Traveled

Just because you heard it in a Christmas song doesn't necessarily mean it's true. Take "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," for instance. He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness' sake? Seriously? When was the last time Santa withheld presents for being bad? I've known kids who practically burned the house to the ground and still found the latest video game system sitting under their tree on Christmas morning. Clearly, this song needs updating....more >>

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It looks like a potential crisis has been averted. That is good, but, like most crises, it could have — and, in reality, should have — been avoided. ...more >>
The business of Christmas
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One of my favorite holiday stories is Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” This tale has been retold so many times that we forget how truly awesome it is. ...more >>
A pie-worthy life
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Last month, I had to say “goodbye for now” to one of my all-time favorite people, my Mamaw Ferris, my grandmother on my dad’s side of the family. At the funeral visitation, I asked as many people as I could what was the first thing that came to mind when they thought of her, and the overwhelming answer by far was pie. Coconut cream. Apple. Chocolate. Custard. Rhubarb. Everyone had a different favorite because she cooked so many of them so well. ...more >>
Election aggravation, to vote or not to vote
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With the election season over, there is a sense of relief that all of the campaigning is finally finished. ...more >>
Holiday Switcheroo
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November 14, 2012
Well, here we are again, the third week of November, and all we see is Christmas, Christmas, Christmas. ...more >>
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