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What About This…? 12.11.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano Does the official date of the beginning of winter surprise you as much as it does me? Regardless of the date, when almost all the leaves are off the oak trees (The Devil and Daniel Webster) ...

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What About This…? 12.4.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano You have had that debate, haven’t you? The one about which animal surgeries are necessary/productive, which are cosmetic, and which are in-between? The dew claws of dogs, often the sites of injuries and infections, the ear ...

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What About This…? 11.20.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano They say that youth is wasted on the young – I suppose because once we are old enough to appreciate youth, for us it is gone. But retire­ment, no matter how long antici­pated, is far better ...

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What About This…? 11.13.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano I heard about a new credit card the other day. One of the best parts of that new card is the opportunity to “opt out” of their arbitration offer. What is that, you ask? Arbitration is ...

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What About This…? 11.6.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano I heard that cars may soon come with cameras trained on the driver to detect signs of rage or fatigue. They say that when these states are indicated by facial expressions picked up by the cameras, ...

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What About This…? 10.30.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano Black yarn spider webs turning up in many room corners of our home. Desiccated ears of corn artistically tied together and stacked like the year’s harvest. Tiny witches riding miniscule brooms gliding over countertops. Bat silhouettes ...

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What About This…? 10.23.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano As you may have surmised, this is an opinion column. I am not a reporter. I read as did you the proposed amendments to the Missouri Con­stitution that we will accept or reject on Tuesday, Nov. ...

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What About This…? 10.16.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano How does memory work? They tell us it is all psychochemical. They say that different percep­tions exciting different neural path­ways produce different chemical compounds that are somehow stored and accessed appropriately in our brains. When these ...

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What About This…? 9.25.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano WELCOME TO AMERICA, where each and every one of you new arrivals will be treated the same by our laws, our customs, and our people as we who have been here a while treat each other. ...

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What About This…? 9.18.2014

By Wayne William Cipriano A Springfield radio station has begun broadcasting the Laura Ingraham Show. I like looking at Laura Ingraham but listening to her is much less pleasant. Ms. Ingraham is another right-wing whacko like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity ...

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