Author: Terry Anker

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Opinion: ‘Mean Girls’

“Nine out of Ten Dentists Agree” shouts at us from the packaging on one box from the wall of toothpaste choices. If all of these folks agree that this is the VERY best product,...

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Opinion: The easy button

The office supply giant Staples is well into an advertising run extolling the ease with which we can order, restock and manage our need for paper, pens and printer ink refills. In the campaign,...

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Opinion: Leading the way

Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was once quoted as saying “There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.” Does he have it right? Can we lead from behind? Many, perhaps...

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Opinion: Retiring minds

Even as we Americans are living longer, healthier lives well into our advanced years, the notion of retirement eludes definition more now than ever. The United Nations claims that those of us lucky enough...

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Opinion: They can’t eat you

Sometimes bad things happen. Lives intersect and then drift apart. Careers shift from promising to oppressive. Our bodies age and come to fail us. Yes, it is a bummer. Yes, we are right to...

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Opinion: Percentages

Competitors in contract bridge are said to play the percentages when they evaluate between any number of reasonable actions selecting those of greatest likelihood to achieve positive result. Really most of us do it...

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Opinion: Tick tock

The ticking of mechanical clocks can be heard in almost all of the communal rooms of our home. We wind them each week. We transport them to Arcadia, Ind., with utmost attention for their...

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Opinion: Wispy shreds

Confederate is defined first as “joined by agreement or treaty.” The synonyms include: cooperating, combined, and united. Flag is defined as “a piece of cloth or similar material, typically oblong or square, attachable by...

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Opinion: Lack of Counsel

Experts, consultants and professionals – oh my! We are constantly surrounded by the promise of secret solutions and quick fixes.  These experts tell us that if we could only get the right advice, our...

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Opinion: Corporate bureaucrats

In his latest book, the 2008 chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, now claims that more business executives should have gone to jail in the aftermath of the early days of what is...