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Life doesn’t work that way, Part 3

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Life has a way of humbling us when we get overconfident. Some learn early. Some never learn.

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Life doesn’t work that way, Part 2

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When it comes to future events, life has a way of making us pay a price for overconfidence.

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A great adventure to say goodbye

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“Of course, I will!”

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Heart more crucial than skill in Paulson’s great season

More Than a Game

All season long, I marveled at Arissa Paulson’s powerful bat, not to mention her curveball, riseball, dropball, screwball and blazing fastball.

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Life doesn’t work that way

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A few weeks ago I was writing about a Hi-Li paddle, a toy you could buy for a nickel when I was a kid. I mentioned that if you had one now you could get $29.95 for it on eBay. As I wrote that, a thought crossed my mind.

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Youth carry on rodeo tradition

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The rodeo is back in town!

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Fond memories of a game 39 years ago

More Than a Game

As I sat in the press box at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland on May 26 watching the Detroit Tigers wrap up a 1-0 win over the Athletics, my phone chimed.

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Time for music in Green Valley Park

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It’s that time! Tomorrow night the 2015 free Concert Under the Stars series at Green Valley Park begins at 7 p.m.

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The pioneer spirit lives on, Part 2

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It has taken me a long time, but I at long last understand what it was that so strongly attracted me to Arizona when I first passed through here 57 years ago.

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Summer fun slogs into high gear

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The mud is about to hit the fan!

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The pioneer spirit lives on

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It has taken me a long time, but at long last I understand what it was that attracted me so strongly to Arizona when I first passed through here almost 60 years ago.

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Many Rim Country teens movin’ on

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“I can’t believe how that time has slipped by — it seems like just the other day my little girl was just heading off to kindergarten and now she’s graduating from high school,” I heard a mother say just the other day. Time surely does fly by, and here we are again at the end of another May, with area seniors ready to don their caps and gowns and start another chapter in their lives.

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The joy of being one half of a pair

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What fun Lolly and I used to have together! What laughs! Last week I mentioned some evenings when we would go to a little Italian restaurant in Missouri with a couple of friends and spend an entire evening eating pizza, sipping beer, and — most important of all — talking and laughing. About what? I don’t know — but I can guarantee you it wasn’t politics or money.

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Longhorns: Champions of the heart

More Than a Game

I watched a championship team Monday night.

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Special Olympics rewarding

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Special athletes. Special people. That’s what Special Olympics is all about.

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