Category Archives: Opinion

How many phone numbers do you know?

See if this sounds familiar: You’re not sure where your U.S. road atlas is or if you even own one. It’s been so long since you licked a stamp, you’ve forgotten what it tastes like, especially since they no longer require licking. You’ve seen more scrumptious two-minute videos in the past week than you’ve consulted...
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‘I think I can’ positive thinking

Yesterday, Sept. 13, was Positive Thinking Day. It’s not too late to think about your attitude, especially a positive attitude. It's a lot like the ant, when faced with moving a rubber tree plant thought, "I think I can." Or, remember the children’s story about the little train engine that could, also with the signature phrase,...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – 8/31/17

I had yet another unusual experience this past week (big surprise). I’m going to have another back surgery in a month or two that is supposed to do away with some of my nerve damage pain. It works for some people but for several it does not help. I have had several MRIs, and I hate them. I...
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Some word creativeness to ponder

This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it,...
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Press INKlings: Brain buzzer and snake walking system?

Over 225 years of patents have made our lives easier, or have they? On July 31, 1790, the first patent was granted in the United States. It was to Samuel Hopkins for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. The patent was signed by President George Washington. Getting a patent got off to...
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Press INKlings – Lest we forget: Today is Moon Day

It has been almost 50 years since the United States won the so-called race to put a man on the moon. President John F. Kennedy had challenged the nation. It was the mission of Apollo 11 to land two men on the moon, then return them safely to Earth. It was one of the most...
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Press INKlings: Our capital city made the list at 16th

With only 17 state capitals being also the largest cities in their respective states but not necessarily offering the best quality of life, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis to determine 2017's Best State Capitals to Live in. To identify the most livable seats of state government, WalletHub’s data team compared all 50 across...
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