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From roots to canopy, trees are real warriors for clean water and yet...in our most recent Potomac River report card, streamside forests received the worst grade: an F.

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 On a recent trip to Spring Gap Mountain, in the heart of Hampshire County, traveling with my daughter and my sister, I took the opportunity to visit one of my favorite childhood spots, the spring on top of Spring Gap Mountain. 

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Just about a month ago Singer Jane Marczewski performed on the TV show “America’s Got Talent.” Her message has taken the Internet by storm. 

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A dialogue about Romney — and small West Virginia towns in general — arose a few weeks ago in a private Facebook group called Hiking West Virginia.

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Ten years ago I wrote this column, one that speaks my mind so well I haven’t wanted to try variations on it. Call it a column that bears repeating, not replacing, although I have given it a decade overhaul.  

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I remember when we were all proud that America was the world’s leading democracy. We knew the dictionary definition of democracy: “a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.”

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Need somebody who you can talk to? Need somebody who will listen without judgment? Need somebody who understands? Are you a victim of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and need somebody to help you out? Do you need somebody to answer questions you may have? Do you know somebody who is …

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I once sat in a courtroom and heard a lawyer actually say out loud to the jury, “No matter how thick or how thin, there’s 2 sides to every pancake.”

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The idiosyncrasies behind the perceived need for folks to abbreviate their names may forever be a mystery to me. And while some times it may make sense (as in the case of shortening Susan to Sue or Michael to Mike), other times it just makes me scratch my head.

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Once when I moved from one suburb to another up in Chicagoland, I decided I’d change dentists too.

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About 50 years ago I was a squirrely freshman or sophomore in high school – definitely establishing the roots of being the squirrely old man I am now.

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Have you ever wondered about the inhumanity of man? I’m not talking about everyone of course — but maybe I am.

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I started writing 3 different columns for this week’s paper and never finished the 1st 2. The 3rd wasn’t sitting right with me either, so I did an archive search and found that I had sprung a previous column (that I had forgotten about) off the legendary Finley Peter Dunne – and it was much …

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When I was asked to write about my hopes for this new administration one of the things I hoped was that we would move on from the old guard to the new guard with less finger pointing.

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In recent weeks, 4 — count them, 4 —major, reputable news organizations have run major stories on the beginning of the greatest disruption of American life that has ever occurred: climate migration.

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Congress needs to overturn a Trump-era regulation that would allow predatory lenders to evade state consumer protections, some of them only recently approved by voters and lawmakers, and offer small loans with triple-digit interest rates.

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