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Sparky the drone dipped lower over the tree, its low-battery alarm and lights beeping frantically as I tried desperately to steer it out of the woods and onto the lawn. I was scrambling through the muck, trying to keep it in sight, and my foot got sucked into one of the many gloppy pits which make up my backyard. Then Sparky crashed into the branches, bounced a bit farther down. and then stopped. About 50 feet up. 
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Weeping cherry trees and memorial plaques were dedicated to the memory of two of Eldred School District’s finest, Coach Christopher Gonzalez and educator Josh Glantz. ..
Under a brilliant sky and gentle breeze, and amid tears, smiles and laughter, the Eldred School District community came together to honor two valuable members who left us much too soon. 
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Letters to the editor
Whole milk, pickleball and congressional district 19

Family reunion underscores value of whole milk Recently members of the Tewksbury family and friends gathered for a mini-family reunion; it included four generations of the Arden Tewksbury …

The most supreme of courts

In years past, the ideological divide on the country’s highest court was a less severe, but nonetheless ever-present, reality with conservative thought espousing “originalism” and supposedly hallowed traditions, and with liberals reaching for new and more just norms for all of the American people. 

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Our family’s favorite Italian word is “Zizi.” In simple terms, it means “auntie,” but for us it holds special meaning and significance, because it refers to my second youngest sister who passed away about 10 years ago at the age of 49.
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Combining religious beliefs with public policy has always been a rotten idea, especially for a country that expressly prohibits it in our founding document. And yet, here we are, living in the dark shadow of the Supreme Court’s recent anti-abortion ruling.
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Humility is an aspiration. Humble behavior captures the truth of non-attachment. This non-attachment is a great escape hatch from self-doubt and fear. For me, humility pits me against my ego, that …

The creative pivot

My friend Connie called me up the other day. She was alarmed. “There is a terrible picture of you on Facebook,” she said. “You need to get it taken down.” I had seen the …

An empty cage

Five years ago I sat on a mountain, a plateau really, for four days and four nights with four gallons of water. It was a vision quest. It was my intention to clear my mind and body before returning …