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By Bob Houghtaling When the dust has finally settled And it’s time for coming home, Some who’ve faced the danger Are often left alone, To fend for self and family. Just looking for solid ground – All too often returning hero’s Find a world turned upside down. My dad...
The Man of Steal

The Man of Steal

By Bob Houghtaling A good thief is hard to come by. While the world is full of people who take our possessions, few are able to steal in ways that we eventually thank them for it. Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi are a sampling of those...
Op/Ed: ‘We Are Better Than This’

Op/Ed: ‘We Are Better Than This’

By Sophia Aigner Kairos – a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action: the opportune and decisive moment. This past week’s local news has been one heck of head turner – and not for a good reason, as you all may know.  Last Monday, 22...
School Culture

School Culture

Thinking Outside the Test By Bob Houghtaling All kids are capable of learning. In fact, they demonstrate this every day. No matter their abilities, each child is picking up skills, social norms and additional understanding throughout the day. Much of this is done in...
Goodbye, Jack

Goodbye, Jack

By Elizabeth F. McNamara It’s a little embarrassing to admit this now. In fact, it was embarrassing at the time. The first time I saw Jack, I thought he looked goofy, maybe too goofy to love. His head seemed to be too big for his body, like he was a Franken-dog. It’s...