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Better late than never? Who says so?

If anyone in my family was to be late, they had better be incarcerated, dead or pregnant. Being late was not acceptable and improper for anyone in my limited world. So to make life challenging, I married into a family that didn’t agree with this rule of etiquette.

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Technology gives golden years a digital dimension

The last few years, I’ve been noticing many other seniors connecting to the world via today’s technology. I see them tapping away at airports, grocery stores, parties, everywhere. It’s sweet to know my parents, too, are putting their fingers on the pulse of now.

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America is better than this cultural standoff on guns

America is home to a preponderance of the best and the brightest minds in the known universe. We should be able to figure this out. The excuse that it’s just too complicated an issue or that the problem divides our country into two separate camps with no hope of compromise is just beneath us.

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Letter to Kansas lawmakers: Stay on task

Now that a special session of the Kansas Legislature has been called by Gov. Sam Brownback, I have a piece of unsolicited advice for the legislators as they convene to take up important business of the state: Look to the cities in Kansas on how best to proceed. No distractions; school funding only.

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A world shared is a treasure

I’d have a great lawn if it weren’t for the neighbors. Not the people in the houses around me. They’re great. I mean all the animals who’ve set up their homes between my house and the fence.

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Editorial: Brookridge plan can’t satisfy all

The proposal to reuse the Brookridge Golf and Fitness Club site in Overland Park benefited from almost two years of vetting by city officials and nearby residents. The final rezoning plan was endorsed early Tuesday by the Overland Park City Council.

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Would you send your daughter to Baylor? This alumna certainly won’t be

Like any parent, my child is the most wondrous, precious and important part of my life and nothing is more paramount than her safety. That’s why this mom — a Baylor alum — is saying NO to sending her daughter to a school that has a widespread, institutionalized culture of not protecting its female students from sexual assault, most especially if the predator is an athlete.

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We hand teachers our hearts and our trust

A teacher’s actions provide me backup to my hardest job. They’re a positive force for my child when I’ve had a rushed, impatient morning. They let me know when my child is struggling. While I’m off making my little corner of the world turn ’round, my heart is in caring, capable hands.

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