Opinion

BY DANNY TYREE GUEST COLUMNIST According to Britain’s “Daily Mail,” history was made on March 28, as an international team of neuroscientists and robotics experts achieved “mind-to-mind direct technological communication” — what laymen would call telepathy. (I note that some redundancy-prone people still refer to “MENTAL telepathy.” I guess that’s to avoid adjective confusion with [...]

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BY JOHN THORNBERG GUEST COLUMNIST Most of us learned computers on Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows XP. We are the baby boomers from the ‘40s and ‘50s, and there are a lot of us. We like our desktop computers for surfing the Net, answering emails and making a spreadsheet or two. We [...]

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BY DAVID FABIO GAZETTE COLUMNIST When was the last time you tried to explain lightning and thunder to a preschooler? A couple weeks ago, I took a picture of a thunderhead near sunset. Somehow it makes it easier to explain — the black cloud is about to hit the red cloud. When it does, it [...]

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BY LANNY KUESTER GUEST COLUMNIST On a recent cruise in the Caribbean, my wife and I sat with a number of couples including three younger couples in their mid-20s. Eventually the conversation turned to our professions. As usual, when my wife and I admitted that we were both ministers, there was a long awkward pause. [...]

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BY DEB TAYLOR GUEST COLUMNIST For older adults on Medicare, and Baby Boomers about to sign-up, the important fall Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 this year. It’s important to reevaluate your plans annually because coverage can change, and shopping around for the best Medicare and prescription Part D plans [...]

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