What About This?

What About This?

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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What About This . . .?

By Wayne William Cipriano Hard boiled egg redo:  Sometime ago I wrote a column about the best way to shell hard boiled eggs.  The method involved placing a hard boiled egg within a small plastic container filled with some cold water and shaking the egg vigorously for a few seconds.  We used a lot of…

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What About This?

By Wayne William Cipriano We can’t prepare for everything that might go wrong in our lives. When we list those possible problems, that list gets very long: fires, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, nuclear wars or accidents, insect invasions, volcanic eruptions, famines, loss of necessary commodities like coal or natural gas for electrical production, the list…

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What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

It’s about that time again – seems like I’ve written this before.  The weather has been a rush, lately, especially if you are feeding cattle and waiting for the sale barns to reopen. Lots of rain. LOTS OF RAIN. A.K.A. I am not complaining! I have learned what happens around here if you say you…

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What About This?

By Wayne William Cipriano We are spending a lot of time recently thinking about our responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. And a lot of space in the Douglas County Herald has been dedicated to it as well.  Several opinions, no, thousands of opinions surround us, not supplanting each other with a more and more refined…

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What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

I was shooting the breeze with a prominent Douglas County personality the other day, jawing about this thing and that, when something in our conversation, I don’t remember what, prompted me to consider, as I seem to more and more recently, how lucky I am.  I was born male, Caucasian, in America, of Italian descent,…

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What About This?

By Wayne William Cipriano Let’s talk about Central City.  Who is responsible for decision-making in times of trouble? The President? Sure. The Governor? Sure. The Mayor and the City council of Center City? Nope. Why? They tell us they have “no leadership from top” and so they are paralyzed.  But, you know, the Mayor and…

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What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

You know, lots of people complain about getting old and it’s true that getting old isn’t for sissies. Of course, as they say, getting old beats the hock out of the alternative. A really great one is retirement and good old reliable Social Security to finance the party. No more getting up early, unless you…

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What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

Even if you have never heard of Reinforcement Theory (RT), you know what it is and probably exercise it every day. As a Psychological theory, RT states that any behavior paired with a pleasant experience has a higher probability of being rewarded.  Your mom asks you to clean your room. You, out of gratitude for…

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What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

What is the purpose of mass testing? What we need is mass test RESULTS! But even then, what value is a negative test result taken at noon today which cannot detect infection picked up at eleven o’clock this morning but has not yet developed sufficiently to set off that test? Or, what good is that…

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