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“Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as... as... as a fiddler on the roof!” says Tevye, of “Fiddler on the Roof,” in the book, film, and countless stage shows worldwide.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Every U.S. president has been commander-in-chief, and most presidents — 28 out of 45 — have also been veterans, having served in active duty, including state militias.

Wednesday, November 04, 2020
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In presidential election years, Quip Tide often yields the floor to someone who has held the office and is generally thought to have carried out its heavy duties honorably. Today we …

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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I’m not a veterinarian, I am a sexagenarian — that is, in my 60s — which required neither advanced schooling nor special skills, other than continuing to breathe. During those 60-plu…

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Sara and Diego, friends from college, chanced to meet in the produce aisle at the supermarket one day. With the passage of years and the obligatory face masks, recognizing each other…

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Self-confidence is key when interviewing for a new job, but taken to extremes it turns the interview upside down. Take, for example, this transcript of an actual interview I just mad…

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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With the CZU Lightning Complex fire now largely off the Coastside’s list of immediate threats, except for the thick blanket of smoke, we can look back, while our memories are still f…

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
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The Greatest Generation is a hard act to follow, as the name implies. They beat Hitler and the Great Depression. We Baby Boomers aren’t given a superlative like “next greatest,” “sec…

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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Big changes lie ahead, and I mean “lie” in the way a golf ball has a lie on the grass, not in the political sense.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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The first presidential debate of 2020 between the two major parties’ candidates began with an unexpected surprise.