Author: Terry Anker

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Opinion: The worth of our sentimentality

The purchase of our first home included with it a vintage refrigerator nearly original to the 70-year-old residence. We lovingly referred to it as the DeSoto for its curved top and liberal use of...

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Opinion: Dogs are people, too

While it would be fair to say that we like pets in general, we have a preference for the canine variety of domesticated beasts. Millions of Americans invite dogs, cats, gerbils, fish and countless...

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Opinion: Exceptional fortune

We hear it every day. This generation of Americans will probably not achieve as their parents have before them. Raging government debt, enormous unfunded and profligate promises to previous generations, an ever expanding definition...

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Opinion: An apple a day

We tend to be a people of grand flourishes. We build to the big game – and it is over in a shot. We talk politics and spend billions – then discard the candidates...

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Opinion: Surfing the mob

It is a funny thing, this expressing oneself in a public forum. One takes complex ideas and works to distill them into a few hundred words. If done right, these carefully selected syllables make...

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Opinion: Rain, rain go away

It has been a particularly wet June. Thunderstorms and heavy downpours have populated the weather map with no immediate end in sight. As a child, rainy days were always a disappointment. With less than...

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Opinion: Blind judgement

Without fanfare Army Sargent Bowe Bergdahl, the much ballyhooed soldier swapped by the United States for several hardened terrorist prisoners, was recently charged with desertion. This came as no surprise to those in his...

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Opinion: An idea, well-conceived

Our eldest son capped a successful first year of college with a class trip to the seeming birthplace of democracy, Athens, Greece. As a student in Indiana University’s Civic Leaders program, it related sufficiently...

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Opinion: The sum of wisdom

There is tremendous bliss in not knowing what we don’t know! The relaxed certainty of a young, intelligent person – confident that their freshly-minted college degree has bestowed upon them the accumulated knowledge of...

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Opinion: Status cities

We humans care about status. A lot. Archeologist excavating ancient Sumerian (centuries before Christ) communities, discovered necklaces of sea shells harvested hundreds of miles from the graves. It points to the likelihood that commerce...