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This is our high calling...
"Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...." First Amendment, United States Constitution. "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be... [But] where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe," Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to Colonel Charles Yancey on January 6, 1816...
I'll always be saying I love you...
Let me tell you a story about a miracle. Actually, it's about a string of miracles, some so small that only one or two people noticed, and some big enough to change lives. So there was this girl who found herself in a tight spot (as so often we do). ...
Just like a star in the sky
I had several requests this week to write a column addressing the issue of bullying, since we've recently had a local tragedy in which bullying has been indicated. Today, as I'm writing, it's the 62nd birthday of Ruby Bridges. As a lifelong reader, lover of history, and public school student I'm not sure how this passed me by, but I wasn't aware of Ruby's actual name or her role in our society's development until I was already an adult. ...
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