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Snake Charmer on the Square in Marrakesh, Morocco. (Photo by Don Knebel)

Column: Marrakesh: Cobras on the Square 

When Marrakesh (or Marrakech) was a stop along the international “hippie trail,” Crosby, Stills and Young sang fondly of “blowing smoke rings” and “charming cobras on the square.” Today, smoke rings are harder to...

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Letter: New User Fee or Tax?

Editor,  I spoke at the City Council meeting on July 21, in favor of fixing storm water sewer and drainage problems in Carmel like those on Emerson Road. Some of these problems have been...

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Opinion: IRS e-mails are gone for good

There is much anti-Internal Revenue Service sentiment lingering multiple months after the infamous missing e-mails become known to the sheep of this nation. We all expect answers as to where the e-mails to and...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Lap of luxury

Few would argue that the current system of rapidly increasing costs and compounding debt is a sustainable long-term plan for higher education. Yet there are even fewer among us who might dare to challenge...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: What a trip

My wife is planning a very exciting vacation to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. This was a big surprise to me. Not the vacation part, but the 35 years. I thought it was 34. Right...

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Opinion: Dance momma

As I sit at my desk preparing to write this final installment of my controversial three-part series “Evolution of a Dance Mom: An Exposé,” [Pulitzer, take note!] I can’t help but notice how my...

Cropped Fischer, Jordan

Column: Chance vs. opportunity

Question: “Dear Grammar Guy, I would like to take this ‘chance’ to ask you about the use of ‘chance & opportunity’. I see this as a real ‘opportunity’ to clear up the proper time...