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By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Anatomy with an 8-year old

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 2:30 pm

 Kids can take life and simplify it in just a few words that make me wonder why we make things so complicated in this world. Why do we need such big words and expanded vernacular to express ourselves? (See what I did there?) Gracie gave me a little spontaneous anatomy lesson the other morning that simplifies it all. There was a deer slowly making her way across our backyard. This

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Storms are a sweet science

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Storms have always fascinated me. Since high school I have displayed an abnormal interest in stormy weather. Spring is here, which means I now get to watch The Weather Channel with regularity and draw awkward looks from Holly as if I were a psychopath. She gives me that jaw-half-open, head-drawn-back, eyes-kind-of-rolling look when I run to the kitchen and return with a bowl of popcorn for what I deem entertaining

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Marriage – hot and cold

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    When I married my lovely wife I anticipated that we would occasionally encounter conflicts. I am young, therefore inexperienced and relatively stupid in the realm of marriage, but I knew for sure we would have disagreements in everyday life and philosophical disparities that would need worked out through the years. All relationships do. After all, every rose has a thorn or two. With all that is out there in the

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  • SUNSHINE WEEK MARCH 15-21: A media conspiracy that’s good for you

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Eric Newton

    Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation. Journalists of every stripe – cartoonists to commentators to hard news reporters – have been in on it. And not just journalists, but politicians, educators and librarians, as well as members of nonprofits and civic groups. What’s the conspiracy? It’s called Sunshine Week, and it is built around the birthday

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Dancing with the … stars?

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    All of us Saturday Night Live connoisseurs remember this skit well. Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze, who both left this earth void of their talents too soon, auditioning for Chippendales. I still Google it from time to time to get a good laugh during times of depression (like when snow and ice blanket our area for three weeks). However, I no longer have the need for Google. I can just

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Winter wins – bring on Spring

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 10:55 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    I never understood as a child how someone could dislike snow. No school, play outside and throw balls of ice at each other. What about this scenario is not likable? Fast forward. I hate snow. I now understand the moaning and groaning I heard from my parents, grandparents and other adults (except teachers) when snow was merely mentioned in the forecast. I’ve now learned that just because school is out

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: People seem to forget 15

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    The charges brought forward last week against Central High School baseball coach Brad Weir of alleged statutory rape by an authority figure involving a 15-year old girl are beyond disturbing. But the reaction on Facebook – and there has certainly been a reaction with over 2,400 shares of the story from our website alone – has reached a new category of bothersome. As one might expect, some people are mad

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