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What we believe at any given moment depends on what we know

Your Turn

Ever think about how odd it is that you and I read fiction or watch fictional TV programs and films? If you think about it for a minute, you’ll realize that we are voluntarily spending our time focusing on things we know doggone well didn’t happen.

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Offroad tires: Where the rubber meets just about anything

Jeepin' in Rim Country

Having the right tires for the type of four-wheeling you plan to do is important. Bigger is not always better.

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The whisper of angels

Dawn revealed a strange kingdom — a frigid fairyland.

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January is archery deer and javelina season

Outdoors Under the Rim

January in Arizona is the month-long archery deer season for many units within the state.

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Stonebrink made sure his players got recognized

More Than a Game

Coaching high school student-athletes is a challenge that offers few financial rewards for the countless hours required to field a competitive team.

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Truth can be both stranger and sadder than fiction

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Back in October I mentioned the Battle of Saratoga fought in 1777, where the strategy of the British was to separate New York and New England from the southern states, where support for the Revolution was fading. Had they succeeded, most historians agree, the Revolution would probably have ended right there and then.

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Popular music through the decades

DJ's Music Trivia

As noted in last week’s Music Trivia column, I’m beginning the new year with something a little different — a 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century — 1900-1999. Each week we’ll look at what music was popular in each decade and what influenced that popularity.

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Empathy, yawns and thumbs

A writer and a dog explore their relationship on the banks of the East Verde

Teetering along on two legs, I flounder through the streamside brush and over the crafty cobbles somewhere on the East Verde.

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The America we love is still alive and well

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On the online forum I do for the Roundup we talk about all kinds of things. One of the first things we talked about when the Roundup asked me to do the forum was, “What is victory in Iraq?”

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Take a look back at last year

DJ's Music Trivia

It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming in 2014, and now we’re saying goodbye. How time flies. And it’s true what they say — the older one gets, the faster it goes.

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Some ancestors had great humor Part 2

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Last week I wrote that I happened to look up someone mentioned in a humorous way in a story I read. His name was Sydney Smith, an Anglican minister born in England in 1771. I didn’t think I had found someone likely to say anything very funny.

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Season’s greetings well-intentioned

DJ's Music Trivia

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! The little phrases so commonly used at this time of the year.

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Elk seasons come to a close

Outdoors Under the Rim

If you have tried to get on the Beeline on a Thursday or Friday for the last three months and have been slowed by the long line of campers, trailers and motor homes, no doubt you may be wondering, “Where are they going?” The great majority are hunters heading to elk country to preseason scout or to start their hunt.

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Crappie bite at Roosevelt improves

Rim Country Fishing Report

Finally we’re getting some snow up on the Rim, which overall is a good thing.

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Our ancestors were not all serious

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In reading books about our ancestors, or looking at some of their portraits, you would swear that they must have been a straight-laced bunch that never cracked a smile. And by and large you wouldn’t be too far from being right. But every once in a while ...