Author: Terry Anker

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Opinion: Tailoring a custom

“Why are you so dressed up?” I’m confronted with the question routinely and take it in good humor – as I believe it is intended to be a mild jibe spawning from the interrogator’s...

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Opinion: Adult supervision

As a kid, tornados never seemed that scary. The wind would blow, sure; but other than picking up the limbs that would be strewn across the lawn the next day, there seemed to be...

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Opinion: Zeros and Ones

Much of modern computer technology depends upon simple combinations of “0’s” and “1’s” to input and dispense with stunningly complex actions. It is in these most humble building blocks that all processing begins and...

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Opinion: Cultural omnivore

Growing up in rural Indiana in the last half of the last century meant that one’s entertainment options were severely limited. With less than a handful of reliable television signals, radio was dominant. Wolfman...

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Opinion: Powerful questions

We humans have been obsessed with power as long as there has been a recorded history. We consolidate it. We accumulate it. We use it to impose our will on others. And, if we...

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Opinion: The gap of the gaps

The American founders knew it. Even the modern, liberal French know it. The distinction between a mob and a populist revolution is a narrow one. Contemporary French journalist and politician Jean-Francois Revel illustrates the...

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Opinion: The elephant in the room

Can being polite ever be a bad thing? In the Victorian age, we were encumbered with a plethora of topics deemed “impolite” and to be avoided, especially in mixed company, at all costs. Money,...

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Opinion: Mind the gap

Our British English language progenitors are often despaired by our misuse of the words they’ve given us. To be sure, we’ve taken some of the aristocratic air off of the mother-lounge; but in fairness,...

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Opinion: Care full

In a time when most of us keep the internet, via our trusty smartphones, in our pockets, we have immediate access to the world’s accumulated “wisdom” anytime and anywhere. And with each new day,...

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Opinion: Season’s Greetings

Ecclesiastes accurately claims, “to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…” While my youngest credits the Peter Seeger lyrics to the 1965 Byrds song “Turn, Turn, Turn”...