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AMY KIRK: Here’s what I love most about cowboys, ranchers and farmers

December 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Cowboys, ranchers, and farmers all have the same DNA. Their approach to everything is the reason why I enjoy knowing them. Here are some of their admirable qualities I love: Continue Reading

OPINION: In this case, a good man does nothing

November 30, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON When Sen. Rob Portman finished a speech and news conference on Monday afternoon about the failure of the supercommittee on which he served, I attempted to bestow a premature label on the Ohio Republican.

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WOSTER: Alone on Halloween – Facing kids no easy task without a wife

November 1, 2011 in The Daily Republic

I married a fine person. For a long while I thought if I outlived her which seems doubtful there would be consolation in being able to say, “This is the only unkind thing she ever did.”
That was before Monday evening, when she treated me so shabbily I’m still trying to come to grips with it.
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Opinion: ‘Hallmark Hall of Fame’ still has commitment to television quality

April 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Growing up, “Hallmark Hall of Fame” represented the gold standard of what we would call today “family values” television, except that TV then rarely carried anything threatening to those values. Today, Hallmark’s commitment to quality television hasn’t change; it even has its own cable channel, which shows films that affirm the values most of us hold dear. Continue Reading