Author: Terry Anker

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Opinion: The cool side of the pillow

It has been a sleepless night – tossing and turning as if the dilemma’s resolution could be found on the cool side of the pillow. What is keeping that much needed (and desired) sweet,...

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Opinion: Something interesting this way comes

The works of Ray Bradbury have stood the test of time. Bradbury’s works including: “The Martian Chronicles;” “Icarus Montgolfier Wright;” “Something Wicked This Way Comes;” “Fahrenheit 451” and even a script for Warner Brothers’ release of the classic...

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Opinion: No pain

The aphorisms of life make it easy for us to communicate complex statements in a sentence or two. Mantras, bumper stickers and t-shirts all serve to distill complex ideas down to single, easily digestible...

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Opinion: Hand over the keys

As we zoom past middle-age, our adaptability to new technologies tends to wane. In my lifetime, music formats have transformed from 45 RPM records bought at the 5 & Dime to 8-tracks to cassettes...

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Opinion: Give us credit

While it seems summer has just begun, the kids are already buying backpacks and planning class schedules. Some of their friends, we’re told, have already found their way back into the classroom. For our...

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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...