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Safe Reunions

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The Vaccinated Gather By Marylyn Cork Mother’s Day on May 9 was almost, but not quite, just another day. Oh, we partied a lot, “we” meaning my family and friends. And we ate a lot, too. But we
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Dad’s Advice

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Remember Who You Are By Steve Carr Thinking about Father’s Day, the third Sunday in June, reminds me that both my parents came from families with long histories of spotty churchgoing traditions. Although Dad preferred to ski or
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The Park We Planted

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Taken by Storm By Marylyn Cork My siblings and I grew up near Round Lake State Park, east of Priest River. Three or four of us—along with our mother and grandmother, who were chaperones, I assume, planted seedling
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Sitting Still

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A Mission Impossible By Steve Carr Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga, and Ryan Reynolds all attend our neighborhood church. I point them out to my long-suffering daughter. She gives me that, “Oh, Dad,” look. Oddly enough, I seem to
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Strong Women

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Then and Now By Marylyn Cork Thumbing through a new calendar recently, looking at the pictures, I happened to notice that March is Women’s History Month. It gave me a topic for this column—it’s not easy to find
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Sin Tax

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Keep It Plane and Symbol By Steve Carr About this time of year my fascination with the abundance of Idaho snow wanes and I find myself with a book by the fireplace. We are book people in our
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On the Plus Side

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Strength under the Surface By Marylyn Cork We Americans have been hit with many catastrophes this year: around two hundred thousand deaths at time of writing from COVID-19; catastrophic and varied natural disasters the like of which we’ve
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Olfactory Blues

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An Uneasy Superpower By Steve Carr I smell autumn. It’s not just shorter days and cooler nights. As the leaves take their last breaths and become piles of fallen summer soldiers, gases are released and decomposition begins. The
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