Category: Terry Anker

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Opinion: Stylessness

By Terry Anker The soft drink 7 Up struck marketing gold with its long-running advertisement for the “un-” cola.  Actor Geoffrey Holder, as the first person of color to represent the company in a...

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Opinion: The Babbling Brood

The famed Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once mused that, “To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.”...

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Opinion: 1984 by Orwell

The 67th anniversary of the publishing of George Orwell’s iconic book, “1984” was recently celebrated and reminded me of my first reading more than 35 years ago. Drawn to it because it corresponded with my...

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Opinion: Your large is my small

Commentary by Terry Anker Does Merriam-Webster have a team of people in a dim basement somewhere determining when a generally accepted word’s definition must be replaced by one that is new and improved? Does a...

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Opinion: Stupid and evil

Commentary by Terry Anker One wonders if Gutenberg and his contemporaries imagined the impact that their printing press might have on the world – namely, it freed the flow of information in a game-changing...

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Opinion: Barn door backboards

As a kid growing up in rural northern Indiana, much of our family’s entertainment consisted of visits with the array of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, scattered across the county. We’d go to dinner,...

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Opinion: Something for anything

We all want to help. It is human nature; or at the very least, we still can claim it among the qualities in the better part of our selves. When someone else is suffering,...

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Opinion: Mired in the minutia

Commentary by Terry Anker What difference does it make? Does anybody care if he asked first? It seems that the order of things is routinely determined, well, by the order of things. Who says...

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Opinion: Shake and don’t bake

Commentary by Terry Anker Over time, there have been many descriptors for it. Today, one of the most popular couplets is “helicopter parents.” But, overprotective and excessively involved parents are not a particularly new...