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The cycle of outrage

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a hamster wheel of never-ending political news? No matter what bad or outrageous thing happens, something comes along to top it. There is no respite and no place to avoid it. It occupies your mind, hijacks your conversations, and shades your relationships. We are stuck in a cycle of …

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My life in presidencies

On Friday, the 11th presidency of my lifetime will start. I don’t like to think I’m that old, but I have lived through 55 of the most interesting years in American history. Here’s a rundown.

What is good technology — The trouble with obsolescence

Next week, Apple will announce a bunch of new products. But I couldn’t wait for Tim Cook to unveil the new MacBook Pro that has been rumored about for months. I had to replace mine before the logic board died completely. I had my early-2011 15-inch MacBook Pro for nearly 4 1/2 years. That’s usually considered a …

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Why I won’t unfriend you despite your abhorrent posts

In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, I read a number of Facebook posts that made me sick to my stomach. Even worse, a number of them were from friends I’ve known for years. I could have done what some of my other friends have done and blocked and unfriended people who made posts like …

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Review: The Word Game by Steena Holmes

A sex offender is a parent’s worst nightmare. That person’s crimes not only irreparably harm the victims, but they can tear families and communities apart and cause pain that lasts for years. This is the subject of The Word Game, the latest by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Steena Holmes. She has shown skill and personality in her …

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