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Is it the end of November already?

By Bruce Stambaugh

I know I’m getting old. I have a birthday soon to prove it.

I thought I just wrote about what November would bring us, and here it is done and gone already. 571 more words


Kobe Bryant's going to retire and I'm glad the villain is gone

Dear Basketball: https://t.co/KDecft6BO2 #KB20

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) November 29, 2015

This news didn’t come as a surprise as we saw Kobe Bryant fall apart and become a bandaged player that he once was.

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History must not repeat itself

In light of the recent attacks on Paris and Beirut, there has been a lot of talk about refugees, and people who are against allowing them to emigrate from the countries they’re living in. 457 more words

Two famous stagecoaches

Michael Raffety


I read with interest Pat Lakey’s story about the Wells Fargo Stagecoach joining the Christmas Parade. Credit, of course, belongs to Trisha Campbell, manager of the Broadway Wells Fargo branch for getting the Wells Fargo stagecoach to come to Placerville. 703 more words


The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social

The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”? 1,000 more words


Thankfulness & A Hot Cup of Coffee

Thankfulness is optimism in hindsight. It’s not easy, but it is a personal art that allows us a lighter soul. When we take a moment to look back and pinpoint what has been a pleasure, it allows us to move forward and focus on the silver linings we so often miss. 307 more words



Als hij geen antisemiet, Jodenhater is, wat is hij dan wel? Oud-premier Dries van Agt mist in elk geen gelegenheid om de wereld te waarschuwen voor het grote gevaar dat Israёl heet. 341 more words