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Racial strife in Ferguson
I spent far too much of my weekend catching up on the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. It literally took an earthquake to shake the national media away from Ferguson for just a brief moment. And just as quickly, the media swarmed again on the St. Louis suburb for Monday's funeral...
Piracy in the Indian Ocean: Perils on the high seas
In the Disney version of piracy, buccaneers such as Jack Sparrow -- Captain Jack Sparrow -- claim to be ruffians and rebels, but in practice it is mostly their hearts that are made of gold, not their treasure. While they do sail, and occasionally fight British ships, or raid coastal towns, their crimes are minimal, and in the end they show courage and goodness that would have been shocking to the actual pirates of the Caribbean...
Dining with Dad: Good eater of mom's good cooking
My dad very recently passed away, and, as I sat down to write this column, all I could think about was my dad. He was a very good eater -- because mom was a very good cook -- and there are so few things he did not care much for. He would usually pass on the Brussels sprouts and asparagus, and anything real spicy, but in general, he would eat anything that didn't eat him first...
Buggy whips. Then rotary-dial phones. And now Ivory soap?
Headquarters Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, Ohio Dear Mr.-Ms.-Miss Decision Maker: Please forgive my being so forward, but I must tell you that you may be on the verge of making a grievous error, and I feel it is my duty to let you know what I and millions of your customers think about the possibility that you will drop Ivory soap from the many brands you currently produce worldwide...
I took a detour home from the airport this morning to grab some breakfast in Ferguson. I wanted to see the area firsthand before really commenting on it. Granted, I was there during the breakfast hour, but what I found in Ferguson is not what you're reading about in the news in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch & STLtoday.com or seeing on Fox2Now, KMOV, KSDK NewsChannel 5, CNN, Fox News or msnbc. Here's what I saw firsthand this morning (Aug. 19):...
Events: Editor's picks
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