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So the Great Textbook Redaction ends not with a bang, but a whimper.
On Sundays you will usually find me in a church somewhere talking about issues of Christian faith.
Some years ago I read about Charles Brown, a World War 2 pilot on his first mission, just before Christmas, 1943. His B-17 had been shot to pieces by German fighters and anti-aircraft guns. Half his crew was wounded, his tail gunner was dead, and he was flying alone over Germany, barely able to keep the plane aloft.
If you are running low on things to worry about, allow me to recommend our national retirement crisis. As things now stand, most Americans are headed toward a retirement of poverty. A new normal for seniors threatens: too old to work, too poor to retire.
“Interesting how the same liberal Democrats that are screaming how wrong it is to torture terrorists are the same ones that are using drones to kill those terrorist.”
The Eucharistic Community of Francis of Assisi emphasizes “community” over going to church to pursue personal piety or to fulfill religious obligations. We consider the spread of Christianity in the early church due to how Christians loved and served one another. Therefore, we are devoted to one another through prayer and service.
“Looking so forward to Jan Brewer being gone! Already got rid of Pierce, now just need to oust Sheriff Joe and John McCain!”
There may come a time in your career when you decide it is time to move to another department or organization. The reasons for leaving could be varied such as wanting to make more money, needing a bigger challenge, wanting a promotion or you are ready for a change. (Which is a kind way to say that the people you work with each and every day are driving you crazy and you can’t take it anymore.) Whatever the reason is for leaving it can be difficult to search and interview for a job while still working.
In the commentary by Barry Goldwater Jr., “Yet another ‘dark money’ group attacks Arizona solar,” printed in the Dec. 7 East Valley Tribune, he makes a false claim that “rooftop solar represents the only real competition utilities have ever faced.”
he holidays are here. Carols and peppermint fill the air; twinkling lights delight the eye. All through the day, we’re greeted with “Merry Christmas.” Whether we are religious or not, Christmas is everywhere.
Schools are working harder than ever to provide well-balanced meals that meet new federal nutrition standards and appeal to students.
Hans Christian Andersen first told the now familiar story of an emperor who spent all of his kingdom’s disposable wealth on being well dressed. He had a change of clothes for every hour of the day, and he spent more time in his dressing room than managing the affairs of his empire.
One of the most common questions that I get asked from a new student is: “What’s the quickest way I can improve my scores?” What people don’t realize is that 70 percent of the shots that are hit on the golf course are from inside 100 yards. Short game is the one area of golf that most golfers neglect to practice. If you were to focus more attention on your putting, you’ll definitely see an improvement in your scores. But putting doesn’t have to be limited to just on the green. Have you ever thought about using a putter when you are off the green in a chipping situation? It is probably the only shot in golf that isn’t played enough. Many players reach for a lofted club anywhere near the green. But if you think putting from off the green is a shot only played by beginners, you’re making a big mistake. The beauty of putting from off the green is that it’s very straightforward. There’s no need to play a delicate chip with a wedge — a shot that can so easily go wrong, particularly if your confidence isn’t sky high.
There is no shortage of “dark money” groups willing to do the bidding of utility monopolies such as Arizona Public Service (APS). The 60 Plus Association, The Free Enterprise Club, and Arizonans for Jobs hide behind conservative-sounding names while arguing against energy choice and energy independence. Add one more group willing to do the bidding of utility monopolies. The Taxpayers Protection Alliance, based in Virginia, seemed compelled to write a guest editorial published Nov. 30 in the East Valley Tribune, which slams solar power.
“With his executive order, President Barack Obama’s decision to act unilaterally outside of Congress has set back the debate on real immigration reform — and has made congressional action and useful solutions even more difficult to accomplish. It has only produced more liberal governmental stalemates.”
For many, preparing for retirement can be a daunting proposition. You’ve worked hard for years, saved, invested and dreamed of the day you could quit the 9-to-5 grind.
“If Ray Rice would have been wearing a police uniform in the elevator, he would be playing football right now, with the blessings of a grand jury.”
Something happens when courage shows up with a microphone. Hope sets in and America stands taller. We can use a bit of both right now. It’s my take that the Ferguson, Mo., mess has knocked our nation down a click or two.
Whenever I would get to this one gym, there was one particular gentleman that embodied the whole feel of the place. He was an unexpected surprise. Albert was an amazing gift to many different people. Patrons go to the gym to work out and feel good. Albert, a janitor, was a broad-shouldered man. He was dark-skinned with a distinctive shiny head. He had served our country in the U.S. Navy. He worked hard to make the place look good. He cleaned up other people’s mess. It was a dirty job — a thankless job on hands and knees cleaning dirty toilets. He served people with pride and professionalism.
Last Tuesday night’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a Phoenix police officer has once again shined the light on policing. An officer investigating a report of drug dealing shot and killed Rumain Brisbon when the officer believed he was pulling a gun from his pocket.
The holiday season is here, and that means it’s party time. Allstate’s new “Holiday Home Hazards” poll found that 83 percent of Americans plan to party this season, but beware: that sweater you plan to wear isn’t the only thing that can get ugly during the holidays.
You may not realize it, but there are actually two ways to receive your Medicare benefits.
Centuries ago, those who suffered mental illness were often committed to “madhouses.” These so-called treatment centers were about as brutal, barbaric and inhumane inventions as could be humanly conceived. Patients were subjected to various shock therapies, exorcisms, bloodlettings, ice baths, and gyration wheels. When not directly enduring these interventions, patients were generally kept in dark dungeons, chained to walls or the floor.