What About This?

What About This?

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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What About This?

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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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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