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Opinion | Biff America: High times, bright colors

November 17, 2019

“Fun times!” Ellie said. “Today we are going to start high and stay high.” Had my mate made me that promise decades ago, it would have a much different meaning. Now it meant that we...

Walking our Faith: What is the purpose of life?

November 15, 2019

“Every day in every way I am getting better and better.” This aspirational statement greeted me when I opened my Happier Mind journal this morning to write out a gratitude list. Is that true? But...

Ask Eartha: How to set up food scrap recycling at home

November 15, 2019

Dear Eartha, I’m concerned about raccoons getting into my food scrap bin. How can I prevent that? Food scraps attracting wildlife is a legitimate concern in our area. Thanks to the 1A Strong Future initiative...

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Educated becoming more liberal

November 14, 2019

Apparently, a trending idea is that college-educated people are becoming more liberal. So says a 2015 Pew Research Center study, cited in a 2016 NPR story and more recently in an opinion piece written by...

Thinking Outside the Classroom: The transit of Mercury

November 10, 2019

The Earth’s orbit around the sun is what gives us our four seasons, some longer than others. It’s also what gives us an ever-changing night- and daytime sky. At Keystone Science School, we often use...

Biff America: Elegant violence and buffed dudes

November 10, 2019

My father once said seeing his youngest son grow up to be a liberal made him wish birth control was retroactive. My dad’s and my political arguments began long before I reached voting age. We argued...