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What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

It seems like every day when you are waiting for an oil change, standing in line, or attending a “Daughters of the Armenian Revolution” meeting, you hear the word, “sophistry” being bandied about. I was wondering what that word meant, so I looked it up. Sophistry- a deceptively subtle reasoning or argumentation. And, once again,…

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We got an interesting piece of mail a while ago. A company called, judging by their letterhead, CASH DEALS for LAND, L.L.C. (CDL) offered to buy a portion of our ranch. I don’t know a lot about this deal. I don’t know why that company chose to send us an offer. We certainly are not…

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Say what you want about our newest member of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Associate Justice Kavanaugh, and you might say for example that he lied under oath in front of that Senate committee and the rest of the world when asked about “Bouffing,” he, without a doubt, likes beer –…

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What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

When I read “The Champion News” column by Wilda Moses in the 13 August 2020 edition of the Herald, I was quite surprised. After all, who really needs to be reminded what an important service the Post Office provides? But then, I thought about how a lot of people feel about the Post Office. We…

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We are starting to hear about those political opinion polls again.  They are slipping up on us on the sly like they do every election, infusing themselves in our conversations and our information gathering without our taking real notice of them. How short are our memories regarding the veracity of those polls and their utility. …

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By the time this is printed I imagine that another fiscal stimulus bill has been passed and the loss of that $600/week addition to whatever unemployment compensation checks some were getting has been somewhat rectified. I understand the position of some that hold a person who makes more money staying home will do so rather…

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I’ve heard something lately that initially gave me quite a laugh.  And then I heard it again, and then again, realized people were believing it to be true, and then it wasn’t so funny. The thing I heard was regarding Covid-19 infection numbers.  It was this:  “The reason we have so many cases of Covid-19…

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By Wayne William Cipriano There is a lot to be said for technological advancements. Many actually make our lives better, Some, of course, not so much. And some (or most? all?) carry unintended consequences. For instance, besides making telephone calls just about everyone who has a cell phone uses it to take pictures. Lots and…

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What About This?

By Wayne William Cipriano Talk about hiding your light under a bushel basket (for youngsters and city people that means masking your accomplishments). The HERALD received a grant from Google as part of a three hundred million dollar program to support small and medium sized newspapers. The idea, I assume, is to help newspapers that…

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By Wayne William Cipriano School is on the way! And now that our school-bus transportation controversy is settled (we hope!), it is a good time to think about other aspects of our public schools. And for the time being let us set aside the most important, the chief, the one overriding reason we have public…

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