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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Several disparate thoughts are rolling around the noggin this week, so it’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• In the last year, I’ve seen and heard enough for a lifetime about one of the worst books I’ve ever read, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hailed by many as the greatest American novel ever written, Gatsby is an over-written bore to me and always will be. I recently heard

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

    There was a scary moment at the ball park in Louisiana last week when a spectator came close to being electrocuted after touching an electrical cord on the ground. From what I could gather, the spectator was just trying to help Louisiana High School staff set up the sound system for the softball game when she touched the cord. Somehow she got grounded — maybe from sitting on the metal

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I didn’t want to write about Ferguson until some of the smoke had cleared. Certainly there is enough blame to go around to find fault with just about anybody involved, but I don’t hear much about the big picture. The fact of the matter is that the Ferguson incident exposed the St. Louis region for being the segregated society it is and has been ever since I can remember. If

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    When Stan Musial died last year, a large part of my youth went with him. When comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide last week, it just about took all the rest. Williams was my generation’s Bob Hope, revered for his talent and honesty. I identified with him because we graduated from high school in the same year and had similar outlooks on life and world affairs. Simply put, Robin

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    The revamped Louisiana City Council and new Mayor Bart Niedner continue to adjust city ordinances policies and realities so that they agree with each other. The wave to bring things into compliance began in former Mayor Tom Wallace’s final year and is now in full force. City leaders are doing a good job cleaning things up and it has proved to be an interesting and often mind-boggling exercise. For instance,

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I survived my weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks with my old high school buddies, despite suffering a high ankle sprain while attempting to dance. Dancing has always been a tension release for me and I found myself on a concrete dance floor surrounded by much younger people late one afternoon during our sojourn. As I twirled one of the women around, I felt a tug and realized she

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I didn’t take all of my vacation last year, which wasn’t smart at all. I’ve learned to pace myself as I advance in years and taking vacation is a large part of it. At this age, if you don’t relax, your body will shut you down anyway, so you might as well time it right, like on a vacation. This year I’m taking off for the Lake of the Ozarks

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