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Living for 80 years means a lot more today than it used to

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As of last week I have lived 82 years. That’s not so unusual; many people live that long or longer, but living that long is different from what it was in the past. We live in a world of accelerating change.

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Eagle dad is awesome parent

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Last week I wrote about the very recent and awe-inspiring aerial display that two juvenile American bald eagles put on in the skies over Green Valley Park.

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Strong staff aids Tenney in new role

More Than a Game

Kadi Tenney is a veteran assistant softball coach.

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Another birthday coming up

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You are reading this, God willing, on Feb. 28, 2014, but I wrote it on the evening of Dec. 24, 2013, the evening before the day of the birth of Our Lord and a time, I felt, for reflection and a counting of blessings because my birthday was coming up soon.

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Green Valley display dazzles

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In my 11 years of living in Payson, I’ve never seen anything like it. And those who saw it, too, said they had never witnessed anything like it either.

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See talented Longhorns Saturday

More Than a Game

Payson High’s baseball season doesn’t officially begin until the Longhorns participate in next week’s Fountain Hills Invitational on Wednesday and Friday.

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Meditation is not for all of us

I’ve always believed that since we’re all different it’s only natural that we like different things, but I also believe there’s a natural overlap among us, and when someone says he hates something other people seem to love, he may be missing out on a good thing.

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T-shirts and shorts in fashion for February

It seems almost unbelievable that this current run of warm, dry Rim Country weather has continued for so long.

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Grapplers get back at it

More Than a Game

Let the wrestling resume.

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The men and their music that made history

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“Ladies and Gentlemen – The Beatles!”

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A promise is a promise – sometimes, Part 2

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Last week, I left off at the point where George Dasch and Pete Burger had landed on a Long Island beach as part of a four-man German sabotage team.

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Dreaming of a team mat tournament

More Than a Game

With Payson kids ready to begin their quest for individual state wrestling glory with the sectional tournament at Winslow High on Saturday, I can’t help but express my disappointment in the absence of a team state tournament in Arizona.

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Linden a wide-ranging talent

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The Tonto Community Concert Association has yet another dandy event to present to the community on Monday night. “An Evening with Hal Linden” is scheduled to get under way at 7 p.m. in the Payson High School Auditorium.

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A promise is a promise — sometimes

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Although you will read this at a different time, I am writing it on Thanksgiving Day, a day when you and I are focused on things we are thankful for.

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Wow! It’s like spring out there

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Pinch me. Pinch me, please!