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The Idle American by Don Newbury

Several years ago, a wise guy -or perhaps a wise gal--sent an email that latched on and won’t let go. It read: “In your column today, I discovered several dozen well-chosen words.”Oh, that it could have been left at that, without a second sentence: “Unfortunately, they were intermingled among 600 that weren’t.”Ouch! Such could be said of most of my weekly meanderings that will have spanned 21 years come February. It’s an ongoing challenge to write “well-chosen words.”Most of the time, I have sought high roads, hoping to produce a few grins that soften the impact of hurtful news.Recent news ...

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