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Susan's Page // Resolutions With No Expiration Date
It’s late January – time to check expiration dates and clean out seriously questionable food items purchased for holiday consumption. The eggnog is now laying...

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Susan's Page // The Stealthy ‘Paci’ Bandit Strikes
It’s the first full week of 2014, and it’s kind of nice getting back to some semblance of normalcy after the holidays. I’ll admit that...

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Susan's Page // ‘Sound Of Music’ A Favorite Thing
What would the Christmas season be without the sound of music? Yes, it’s a new TV movie musical, but I’m also talking about the classic...

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Susan's Page // A Sign Of Appreciation For U.S.
The anniversary of the Korean War. We engrave your names in our hearts with love. Thank you United States of America. Republic of Korea.” Just...

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Susan's Page // An Impressive Visit To Liberty U
I knew little about Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., except that it was founded by the late, sometimes controversial evangelical pastor Dr. Jerry Falwell. I...

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Susan's Page // A Halloween Tale Of Health Horror
Nightmare on Main Street: It’s a horror film just in time for Halloween. The cast includes Kathleen Sibelius, director of the Department of Health and...

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Susan's Page // Obama’s Debt Position Changes
The current debt ceiling crisis has led to much confusion. In today’s high-pitched economic hysteria, the words “debt” and “deficit” are often used interchangeably by...

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Susan's Page // A Vet In Need Of Major Dentistry
“I spent a total of 20-plus years serving my country honorably, and I remember when I signed up, I received signed paperwork stating that in...

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Susan's Page // Dealing With The Boulder Deluge
As the saying goes, be careful what you pray for, you just might get it. At this writing, my sister Sara, in Boulder, Colo., has...

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Susan's Page // The Language Of Friendship
The country of Japan is both fondly familiar and formidably foreign. We go way back, Japan and I. Just shy of 45 years, to be...

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Susan's Page // Saluting ‘Fly Girls’ Of World War II
Few people know of pilot Cornelia Fort and her airborne drama over Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. While instructing a student flying out of an...

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Susan's Page // The Fearsome Return Of Heroin
I’m addicted to my grandchildren. Not literally, of course. I can actually live without them between times when I can afford to fly to see...

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Susan's Page // Hawaii: Like A Bowl Of Saimin
In an unfortunate miscommunication, my good friend Lau, who owns the landscaping business we use, thought that I wanted him and his crew to work...

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Susan's Page // Adventures In Renovation
As I pushed my orange cart down the light bulb aisle at the Pearl City Home Depot, I looked into the eyes of a woman...

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Susan's Page // Of Presidents And Scandals
It’s interesting to look at the current Obama administration’s so-called “scandals” in the context of those of prior administrations. President Richard Nixon won a second...

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Susan's Page // IRS Outrage Crosses Party Lines
“McCarthyism … the use of unfair investigatory or accusatory methods in order to suppress opposition.” -The American Heritage Dictionary The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has...

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Susan's Page // Speaking Up About ‘Live Abortions’
I was asked at a dinner what my topic would be for this week’s column. The answer didn’t elicit a rousing response. Interest cooled, eyes...

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Susan's Page // Of Mankind And War
In a season of so much senseless carnage on our home front, it’s difficult to put anything coherent into words, much less wise or helpful....

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Susan's Page // Military Values Shape Life’s Legacy
Our 12-year-old yellow Lab, Lucy, has been eating paper lately, but I never thought she would eat my “homework.” A few weeks ago I spoke...

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Susan's Page // Mother Had Easter All Sewn Up
Easter, the most important of the Christian holidays, celebrates, among other things, love and sacrifice. That’s why at Easter, I can’t help but remember my...


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