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For months now, the request has been the same. “Please don't make me go back to school.” Please don't tell her I said this, but my teenager is smart and fairly level-headed (as much as anyone … more
It hit me as I stood baking on the football field at Sullivan West this past Saturday morning that I'd hit my 18th year of covering graduations for the Sullivan County Democrat. Eighteen years. … more
We weren't stalking. It was more a matter of right place, right time. The trip between the farmer's market and our home requires driving past the place where our teenager was working. And it just … more
I was hungry and they were ripe. I can't think of any better reason for having grabbed a few berries off the vines hanging from the side of the road during our walk, except that maybe I've done it … more
I needed something for my front yard, so I did what I've done for most of my life. I drove to a local store. Here's what the pandemic changed. I didn't stay. Driving into the full to brimming … more
Let's call the mom Susie. Her son was 3 when her doctor said he would benefit greatly from applied behavioral analysis (ABA), a one-on-one therapy common for kids who have been diagnosed with autism. … more
A few years ago a friend told me something that left me perplexed. There was no bullying in our small school, she said. She never saw any, anyway, and so because she hadn't seen it, she was adamant … more
Finding someone you're looking for in a crowd is hard. Finding someone you're looking for in a crowd of people wearing masks? It's more like a game of Where's Waldo. But find people in the crowd … more
Last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., a man named David Roddy tweeted a call for police officers who didn't have a problem with the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis to turn in their badges. David … more
There's a game my family's started to play when words like “we're all in this together” blare out of the television. Which brand will it be trying to sell us something with inane … more
There's been a fire swell of support of late for something I like to call the “if you try hard enough to believe, it seems like it could be true” phenomenon. I'm talking about the claims that … more
People without masks. They're frustrating, aren't they? It's hard not to get angry when you're following the rules, and people are breaking them right and left. But I've noticed of late that … more
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