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To borrow a couple of phrases from Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini circa 1961, translated best as “the sweet life” and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin from 20 years ago, who crooned about “the crazy life” …

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I have been wondering, in this time of challenge and change, what to write about. The original plan was to write about the 50th anniversary of Earth Day which falls on April 22.

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I recently watched an old episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” In this particular episode, Raymond minimizes the contribution his wife makes and she, in turn, throws the checkbook at him and challenges him to manage the financial affairs of the household.

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A few weeks ago we received a 98-word comment about the bond issue the schools are proposing.

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Over in Sports this week we polished up an epic article I wrote 10 years ago, celebrating the 50th (now 60th) anniversary of Romney High School’s unbeaten state basketball champions.

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As West Virginia, and, indeed, the entire world grapples with the COVID-19 global pandemic, we should take a moment each day to pray for the medical professionals, first responders, and public servants who are working around the clock to halt the spread of this deadly virus. We also must pra…

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Joe Biden had a very good day on Super Tuesday, but unfortunately the American people did not.

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I promised Joanne Snead I’d dig this one up because the production of “Rumpelstiltskin” that the Hampshire County Arts Council brought this tale back to mind and Joanne had the good grace to laugh knowingly when I told her.

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Ed’s just home from a mission trip to Saipan and catching up on his rest, so here’s a favorite he wrote 4 years ago.

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Did anyone else enjoy running around in shorts and a long-sleeved shirt over the weekend? I know I was having a great time with the sunny Spring weather that embraced Hampshire County, especially on Sunday.

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I am wondering about Women’s History Month (March) and where women have gotten in their search for equality in an unequal world.

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I’d like to take a minute to introduce myself to each and every one of you. I am the new Group Editor and Publisher for the Hampshire Review and the Spirit of Jefferson newspapers. My first day on the job was Monday.

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I have a friend back in the Chicago suburbs, a fellow I used to work with, who is an unabashed TV snob.

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Add one more couple to the 80 or so we have in this week’s feature, Enduring Love.

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Well the hubbub is over. President Trump is acquitted and you would think that after millions of wasted taxpayer dollars things would return to normal.

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Have you ever watched somebody working too hard at something that ought to appear effortless?

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On a cold, windy, almost-winter afternoon, I sit at my desk with sunlight streaming in the window between the bits and puffs of white clouds that are scudding across the blue sky.

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This column first appeared 10 years ago this week when I was writing sports for the Review. The cornea in question will turn 35 Saturday and the rest of me turns 64 on Super Bowl Sunday.

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In light of what is going on in Virginia and the governor signing of an executive order to ban guns at the rally this past Monday (at the time of this writing it has not happened yet), I actually think a friend of mine is correct.

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Hey, Refresh Restart Romney and Capon Bridge Revitalization Group — quick, call an emergency meeting.  

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A woman was snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean not far from San Francisco in an area where humpback whales are known to congregate. Getting close to one of them, the leviathan took a fancy to the curious land visitor and tucked her under his right fin and took her for a little tour of the waters.

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Before we get too far into 2020, can we clear up some of the misconceptions from 2019 that keep repeating themselves on Facebook?

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I’ve enjoyed watching the news these last few days — so many people in panic mode over the killing of General Qasem Soleimani.

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The most memorable Christmas I recall was the winter of 1942, cherished perhaps because it was the last one before my father died. The more years that go by, the more the memory and memory-blank haunts.

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One of the songs I never expected to hear on Sirius XM’s Country Christmas channel this week was “What a Wonderful World,” even if Leann Rimes was singing it.

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I was channel surfing real early the other morning and landed on a local station and stopped to listen to the “Reporter’s Notebook” only because they were talking about Christmas.

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Krist is busy getting ready for Christmas, so here’s a favorite from April 2017.

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Back in the day when I edited a small daily paper outside Chicago, we got 2,000 pieces of mail a week coming to the newsroom and a bunch of those new-fangled faxes that were so popular.

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Sometimes a busy editor has to drop back and punt. Here’s my take on Christmas music from a couple years ago. I still stand behind it.

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To impeach or not to impeach, that is the question.

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As I started writing these words, it was a sunny chilly day. Now it is a warmer, cloudy day and I still am wondering what to write.

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The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission has a crisis of confidence brewing and probably doesn’t even realize it.

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My colleague and friend Nick Carroll still can’t write about this, but when I think of Thanksgiving, I know it came in late May this year.

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I am becoming more convinced that most Americans feel entitled.

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In one of my earlier columns I wrote about using volunteer effort to help reclaim coal strip mining sites in east central West Virginia. I mistakenly attributed the flooding of last year to un-reclaimed mining sites which could have caused runoff of rain into streams and rivers causing the f…

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Random thoughts pile up way too frequently in my mind, often like a chain-reaction wreck on a slick, foggy road. Messy, messy, messy.

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All the hype last year about the county starting recycling was primarily smoke and mirrors.

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I was going to headline this column “short shrift,” but that seemed a little dismissive and pretty much begged for me to dredge up 3 or 4 items to comment on instead of the 2 that landed in my lap this week.

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As I was wondering what to write about this month, I realized that I have been writing this op-ed for 3 years.

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As you start this school year, I hope that you will see the changes and progress that is being made.

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I have been fortunate to have driven in several countries and throughout all most all of the United States except Alaska.

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Now that President Trump has decided that he won’t host the G-7 summit next year at his Doral Country Club in Miami, I have a modest suggestion.