Fuzzy Skies: Love and chocolate cake; a new way to keep healthy?

Jim Russell shares some light-hearted thoughts in this column.
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Clear Skies County: We deserve better movies about environment, theology than ‘Noah’

Karen and I watched the movie “Noah” with Russell Crowe last weekend. I rate it 4 on a scale of 10.
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Fuzzy Skies: Eating healthy; doubts about the dry side?

Jim Russell shares some humorous thoughts in this column.
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Clear Skies County: Costa Rica is an inspiring nation

Karen and I recently traveled to Costa Rica with our 11-year-old grandchildren, Maysee and Christoph, who requested a cross-country tour to see turtles, a volcano and monkeys.
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Fuzzy Skies: Prioritizing marijuana problems; going golfing

Jim Russell shares some humorous thoughts in this column.
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Fuzzy Skies: A mascot name; what your brain is telling you

Jim Russell shares some humorous thoughts in this column.
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Clear Skies County: A breakthrough idea to increase jobs and cut greenhouse gases?

A practical carbon Fee and Dividend policy to increase jobs and cut greenhouse gases is in the hands of congressional leaders and their staff.
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Fuzzy Skies: Changing the Constitution; student loan problem

Jim Russell shares some humorous thoughts in this column. Amending the Constitution: Congress is such a great debating society, it seems to me we could enhance its prestige and overcome our frustration with its inaction by replacing one word in the Constitution. The powers of Congress are enumerated in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution, which starts, “The Congress shall have Power...
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Clear Skies County: We can all help eliminate the female ‘confidence gap’

Claire Shipman, a reporter for ABC News, and Katty Kay, anchor for BBC World News America, wondered why American men around them were promoted faster and paid more. They wrote about their conclusions in the book “The Confidence Code” and in The Atlantic Monthly. They minimize the popularly blamed maternal instincts, institutional and cultural barriers and emphasize “women’s astute lack of confidence.”
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Clear Skies County: The glorious and laudable language of the Declaration of Independence

Re-reading the Declaration of Independence is like a glorious sunrise shining new light on the resolve, rectitude and humility of the signers, even 238 years later.
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