Remembering my 13-mile long classroom

Many of my friends and former classmates are mourning the loss of a former teacher today. The news of Jeffrey Johnson’s passing takes many of us back to our high school days, to our interactions with him and how he changed our lives. I never had Mr. Johnson as a teacher, however. Instead, he changed …

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Taking a Stand: When are we going to get to the real issues?

So three roofers are standing on a roof. What sounds like the beginning of a lame bar joke is actually one of the problems with what's wrong with America, at least in my humble opinion. Let's get one thing straight, though: Three roofers taking time out from doing their job and standing for the National …

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Dear Lottery Winner, What if?

Dear $758 Million Lottery Winner, I woke up this morning and discovered the bad news. I was not the big money winner of last night’s Powerball drawing. Instead, you were. Congratulations. Then, I discovered more bad news. After walking up to my local deli, and plugging my own two lottery tickets under the scanner (I …

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Leaving Las Vegas … Looking back on four days in the desert

As the Airbus 320, flying as Jet Blue Flight 611, made its way over the Utah mountains, banking towards lower Nevada, the lights down below finally came into view. With every drop in descent, they grew brighter and brighter until right before landing when the city below became clear as day, even in the darkness …

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