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Updated Feb 13, 2016 at 2:54 PM

I watched a show on The Learning Channel some years back about carnival and circus side shows in which they told of a “Monkey Woman” and “Alligator Man” who met on the circuit, fell in love ... and had a long and happy marriage. This got me thinking what a fine plot their relationship might make for a paperback — romance novel titled “Savage Love”. Let’s say, for instance, it’s the day they first met — a balmy...

Updated Feb 13, 2016 at 2:41 PM

The Morning Sun needs help! Well yes, I realize many of you believe this to be the case, or at least that I do, but in this case we’re actually asking. We’re looking for four individuals to join our editorial board and...

Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 4:13 PM

It is often rumored that I have a cold dead heart. That isn’t true. I don’t think it is dead. But I’ll admit I don’t let some flying baby with a crossbow tell me what to do. I buy presents when I want to, not...

Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 9:45 AM

When a group of six senators led by Republican Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced a rare bipartisan criminal justice bill last October there was much fanfare on Capitol Hill. The Sentencing...

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Every year I write a column that is hopeful, positive or sometimes just visionary to begin the new year. I had trouble this year feeling inspired, probably because I'm stunned by current events and current people in the news. As a state we...

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 10:52 AM

We leave Venice and head back to Rome for our last night in Italy before coming back to the states. But we would go out with a bang. I guess. We already flew into Rome and visited the Sistine Chapel, the coliseum, Fontana De Trevi...

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 8:40 AM

If Marco Rubio weren’t a robot, he would be the happiest person in the world. Now that Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina have dropped out of the Republican primary, Rubio won’t face the same scrutiny in the next debate.

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 9:36 AM

The New Hampshire primary election, coming right after the Iowa caucuses, has provided some clarification to the 2016 presidential contest. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has fresh momentum, after coming in second in Iowa. For...

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Seven weeks into re-establishing my running routine, I believe I’ve finally made it past simply being a “resolutioner.” But seven years ago, when I first took on a fitness goal, it was resolutions that pushed me forward...

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 12:38 PM

I think about learning a lot. It is my job, but it also my life. Back in October, I saw the movie The Martian. It excited me about space travel in way that had not happened since I was a boy. I wanted to learn; I wanted to know. I became...

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:42 AM

I can’t be the only one. I feel really sorry for the people of New Hampshire. They are voting in presidential primary Tuesday, and I have no idea how they could possibly have chosen a candidate. I can find things I like...

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