Author: Terry Anker

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Opinion: Isn’t that special?

As Saturday Night Live’s Church Lady might have observed, “well, isn’t that special?” Her snarky and moralizing posture won hordes of fans and pointed to the judgmental nature of many of the imagined religious...

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Opinion: In search of a problem

Were it not for the millions of dollars wasted and hundreds of people harmed by the debacle, one could be amused by the recent flap associated with the aborted legislative actions by the good...

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Opinion: Armchair sports

Defined as possessing a state of mind including irrational, thoughtless, and negative assessment of people, ideas, or beliefs while clinging to one’s flawed self-perception, bigots love politics. Unquestionably, one could point to grenade throwers...

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Opinion: Road trip

The family road trip is a rite of passage for many in childhood. Parents pack the car with everything needed – a stocked cooler, pillows, blankets, crayons, and a short stack of comic books...

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Opinion: Stone houses

The classic children’s book, The Three Little Pigs, teaches that wolves have an amazing lung capacity and that a stone house is better than a wooden or straw one. Stone houses last a long...

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Opinion: A big week

It has been a big week. They all are; but, this one seems especially packed, back-to-back, with all the things that keep the adrenalin pumping. Life has a way of reminding us that it...

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Opinion: Smelegant flights

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that airlines have gotten into the smell business. Well to be honest, they have long been in the smell business – jet fuel, full planes filled with a...

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Opinion: Amateur night

New Year’s Eve is one of those. St. Patrick’s Day is too. These are counted among the days when good, common, folk are encouraged and even expected to behave irresponsibly. Anyone who knows me...

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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...