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Someone rightly said that the most worthless item he purchased this year was a 2020 planning calendar. Who woulda’ thought at the outset of what appeared to be a year full of promise and opportunity would slowly disintegrate into a dazed and confused heap? Read more

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Seventy Thanksgivings ago, Pfc.Warren Wiedhahn was 21, far from home and freezing. During a winter of record cold, nighttime temperatures were more than 30 degrees below zero in the North Korean mountains. The day after Thanksgiving, as Wiedhahn peered at the ridge across the valley from his… Read more

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I was a new, wide-eyed young foreign graduate student from Zambia decades ago at a university in the Midwest. Read more

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There are now nearly 90,000 men who say they were sexually violated as young boys while participating in Boy Scouts of America programs. The absolute shame of it comes with the realization that, with a little vigilance, the ranks of victims would never have gotten that massive. Read more

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Three weeks before Election Day, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi what millions of Americans were thinking: Why was she refusing a White House offer of $1.8 trillion in COVID-19 relief? "There are millions of Americans who have lost their jobs, they can't pay the rent… Read more

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Leading effectively is hard. Leaders often face moments where their courage and conviction come into question and they must rise to the occasion and help move their organization forward. Even for the leader in a vibrant and healthy organization with strong products, processes, and people, th… Read more

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Over a dozen young nephews, nieces, siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins and grandchildren ranging from 5 to 70 years old were sitting at the large dining room table. There was an overflow at the smaller coffee table 30 feet away in the living room where my aunt and uncle, hosts in their late 70… Read more

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I'm a conservative, and I guess I should be writing a column about my great distress resulting from this election. But I'm not going to write that column, because it's not what I feel. Read more

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Some of the sickest images to come out of our recent turmoil have featured Americans waving guns at other Americans — not in self-defense but to provoke fear. The worst showed armed thugs threatening Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the state Capitol steps over her anti-COVID regulations. (… Read more

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My wife hit a deer with her car on her way to work last month. The small creature flitted out into the road and was hit before my wife even saw a flash of brown fur. My wife was shaken but unhurt. The car, on the other hand, suffered considerable damage. We believe the deer is bruised but st… Read more

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I was working on the laptop Saturday; Anna was following the election returns on TV and came running in to tell me that Joe Biden had just surpassed the 270 Electoral College threshold and was declared the winner, to become our 46th president. We went out to the living room, did a little "Ro… Read more

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To all those celebrating the end of the Trump era, a word of caution: The Trump era may not be over. In 1888, President Grover Cleveland lost the presidency to Benjamin Harrison after a single term but came back to retake the White House four years later, becoming both the 22nd and 24th pres… Read more

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