Monthly Archives: February 2012

Risa’s Stars

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Thursday is Groundhog Day. Will the groundhog see his shadow and return to his burrow? It’s also Candlemas Day, a day of astronomical and religious significance that represents a time between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. In the Catholic Church, Candlemas is 40 days after Christmas. The holy child and Mary are presented…

A Love Story

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By Blair Jackson At his home in Elkins, Cody Renegar describes plans for his wedding. “Here’s where the chairs will be,” he says, gesturing to a grassy area between the side of the house and the duck pond. He describes the decorations. Wine bottles will hang from the chairs, lining the aisle with wildflowers. There…

Advice Goddess

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  Shove thy Neighbor My commitment-phobic boyfriend of several years is also my neighbor. I resolved to make it work with him and then caught him on FriendFinder exchanging numerous messages with some woman in Tijuana. He claimed he was just being friendly. I asked if he’d correspond with a guy. He responded, “No. I’m…

Letter to the Editor

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Read the original column here. To the Editor: You rightly point out how polarizing political mythology is alienating Americans. Between the Right Wing and the Left Wing there no longer seems to be any chicken in the middle. However those definitions you’ve found of “liberal” and “conservative” themselves reflect prevailing mythology and distort the whole…