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I have nieces who celebrate Black Friday with perhaps more glee and abandon than Christmas itself.

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As a former smoker I know what it’s like to want to smoke, to know that comfort of inhaling that nicotine.

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Our friend Charlie Hall, who embodies history, emailed over an item from the Jan. 4, 1922 Review last week.

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I’ve been wondering about how time flies or, in words found on the Internet: “I thought getting old would take longer than this.”

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Sometimes we have the most interesting conversations around the newsroom. They aren’t necessarily productive, but they keep us all on our toes.

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It’s easy to conclude that we live in suspicious times when even the most legitimate businesses act in ways that raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

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Recently I received a collection of papers and reminiscences from one of my siblings about one of the branches of my family on my mother’s side.

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If you’re sitting in Bloomery or Intermont or Levels, I apologize in advance, but I have Romney on my mind this week.

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As I wake in this beautiful morning of cool, fresh air filled with bird song and a feeling that all is right with the world, I sip from my cup of hot dark tea and struggle to keep this joyous feeling.

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I had occasion recently to step into a drugstore looking for Colgate toothpaste for sensitive teeth, figuring it might be cheaper than the specialty brand Sensodyne.

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When Romney’s Town Council took up a resolution at its August meeting to set guidelines for the public to speak, Mayor Beverly Keadle explained that it was something the lawyers suggested they do.

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Five years ago I wrote a Sentiments column on the late Helen Pyles, who had gone home to be with the Lord. Helen and her husband, Ray, were best friends of my husband, Jim, and me.

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While many watched remembrances of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary on CNN this past weekend, I could not look at it and think that then was such a great time.

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Here’s a favorite column from 2013 that still makes sense to me and is sure to irritate others.

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On Jan. 29, 1961, President JFK, a strong Democrat from my home state, made this bold statement: “In my own native state of Massachusetts, the battle for American freedom was begun by the thousands of farmers and tradesmen who made up the Minute Men — citizens who were ready to defend their …

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To borrow a couple of phrases from Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini circa 1961 and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin from 20 years ago …

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I am wondering what each of us is choosing to put on our plates – for breakfast, lunch or supper – these summer days?

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Ah, the turns life takes. For me, this week, it was too much busy-ness to have a cogent thought for a column. So I recalled that once I wrote about August and holidays and dug up this piece from 2012. I can hardly believe 7 years have passed.

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Somebody once told me that if you visit New York City for a day, you’ll see every attraction you want. If you’re there for a week, you’ll see most of them.

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We are on the cusp of a great new era in space exploration. On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing of Apollo and a period of uncertainty and interruptions about space exploration in general, it appears that there will be plenty of events during the remaining 81 years of this century.

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Two instances of people and government having no common sense have occurred this week that just have me chuckling. Both are involving law enforcement.

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If you’re of a certain age, you remember “Hoosiers,” one of the greatest sports movies of all time.

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Hampshire County’s school board and administrators are wrestling with a policy regarding graduation distinction – you know, how a valedictorian and salutatorian are chosen and who gets in the Top 10 academically.

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Sometimes you wonder what to say when there is nothing noteworthy going on in the news.

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All my family gathered last weekend to celebrate Mom’s 90th birthday, a milestone she marked with grace and the right amount of grumbling.

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Nothing equitable about this act before Congress.

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Call it time for summer reruns, but a reader asked if I would repeat something that I — a Mountain State transplant — had the conceit to write a couple of years ago: a creed for West Virginia. So thanks to my anonymous fan for the ego stroke, and here you go, just in time for West Virginia D…

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Recently I received some mail from an organization I am a member of, Amnesty International.

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My yearly suggestion to the graduating class at Hampshire High:

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Sometimes I just wish people would give it a rest. Now we have the left continuing to push for noncitizens to vote.

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Frontier — the phone and Internet provider that everybody loves to hate — probably doesn’t pay a lot of attention to folks like me, and more’s the pity.

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I have a deep appreciation for ritual and its cousin pageantry.

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Puerto Rico has been having trouble getting the money it was promised after Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

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Let’s talk Hampshire County economics for a moment.

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The Mueller report gets released so I go to the pages that state there was no collusion on the part of the president and the responses are as expected.

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In and among the big issues facing the Mountain State, somehow our state government keeps having these “duh” moments.

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Set your mind back 9 years for this one, published March 10, 2010. I was the sports editor at the Review and this column accompanied a massive article – some 6,100 words including sidebars and graphics – on the 50th anniversary of one of the county’s greatest achievements, Romney High’s unde…

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Patrick Henry penned the words “Give me liberty or give me death” at the height of the Revolutionary War. And we are still at war are here in America – at war over our basic liberties, the liberty of freedom of speech and the liberty of freedom of thought.

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Our weekly poll over on the left side of this page in the “Facts and Opinions” column can be a real crapshoot.

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Patrick Morrisey, our attorney general, already knows I don’t think he’s doing enough to fight the general nuisance – and oftentimes would-be crime – of robocalls and scam calls.

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A number of years ago American comic Andrew Dice Clay railed against immigrants, “If you can’t speak English, get the _____ out of the country.” The crowd went wild, and he went on with the rest of his routine.

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Once upon a time I owned a tiny weekly newspaper in northern Missouri and dutifully covered the goings-on there, including city council and school board meetings.

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As we are looking forward to spring, I am wondering so many things that it is hard to find a focus. So, apologies, I have written about some of these things before, but we don’t seem to get any forwarder.

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West Virginians of all political persuasions were taken aback when the West Virginia Senate conceived and gave birth to an atrocious bouncing baby education bill that almost nobody thought was cute.

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”The Arts bring in $1.5 billion to the West Virginia economy every year” stated Gov. Jim Justice at the Arts in our Communities Conference in Charleston. “It’s 2.5 percent of our economy,” he continued.