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Author: Terry Anker

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Opinion: A biased bias

We, each of us humans, look at the world through our own eyes. Naturally, how could we do it any other way? But as such, all stimuli is received and perceived from our own...

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Opinion: Taking it personally

One strong indication of fluency in a language (or culture) is a robust command of the idiom and expressions that shortcut our daily communicative interactions. When we say, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” we...

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Opinion: Demanding demands

Black Friday almost has become a holiday in itself. It is easier to find a parking spot at church on Easter Sunday than one at Target during the “shopping season”. Retailers register the vast...

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Opinion: AgriNovus Indiana

The highest point in our state seemed like the perfect place to launch an initiative aimed at examining the ag-related biosciences and business in Indiana. A sizable assemblage of agribusiness, biotech and information technology...

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Opinion: Agri Culture

At a recent dinner, I was introduced to the speakers’ podium with a reference to my rural roots. “Believe it or not,” it was declared with a grin, “Terry grew up farming.” Raised in...

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Opinion: In human

“And man, whose heav’n-erected face; The smiles of love adorn, – Man’s inhumanity to man; Makes countless thousands mourn!” observed famed Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1784. Mankind has long inflicted an abundance of...

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Opinion: Hope for not-for-profits?

This month the charitable industry’s stand, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, published it extensive review of giving in America. For the past two years, it has been collecting data from a variety of sources and...

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Opinion: The good new days

Long-ago, rock concerts joined the prohibited list. Trying to squeeze a few more bucks out of the monthly budget, we had kids who would soon-enough need money for college, for trips, and for all...

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Opinion: Periodic review

]Against the dramatic backdrop of the nation’s debate about the extension of traditional marriage rights to same sex domestic partnerships, divorce rates among heterosexuals are skyrocketing. Even as I was pleased to see close...

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Opinion: No hick or rednecks here

As the initial draft of this column is written, we are careening down the highway returning from a highly successful Indy Chamber Leadership Exchange with the City of Nashville, Tenn. Certainly, these trips afford...