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Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Battlefields finding new purpose as parks, refuges

The horrors of war are all too familiar: lives lost, homes destroyed, entire communities forced to flee. Yet as time passes, places that once were sites of death and destruction can become peaceful natural refuges. One of the deadliest battles fought on U.S. soil, for example, was the Battle ...

Dear Annie: Up in smoke

Dear Annie: I smoked cigarettes for 18 years and tried to quit many different times. I tried all the recommended treatments including hypnosis, nicotine gum, patches and a hundred other things. But three years ago, I quit for good, and I feel so much better. That was possible because I started ...

To Your Good Health: A flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve caught a flu. That’s despite taking vitamin C, garlic and oil of oregano. I gave up on echinacea a long time ago. I try to get enough rest and live a relatively healthy life. I take no prescription drugs, and you’d think at age 59 I’d have ...

Bible Digest

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalms 139:23-24 AKJV) This is a good prayer. What if everyone prayed and lived by this prayer?

Themed environments and economic development

By Dr. Gerard Martorell In 1977, in a hilly rural area of western France, with severe deindustrialization problems, no big infrastructure (no I-80 or equivalent), abandoned rail tracks, in a place with nothing more than the ruins of a castle built in the XVI century and called Puy du Fou, a ...

Dear Annie: Avoiding a wild workplace romance

Dear Annie: I never thought I’d write to you, but I have no one else to ask. I work part time as a customer service representative. Like me, all of my co-workers are mostly retired women except for one man who is our age, “John.” He’s been in our department for about two years. A year ...

Bible Digest

“Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.” (Proverbs 18:22 AKJV) Thank the Lord for Godly women who support and pray for their husbands. “But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the ...

Why you should support local and small businesses

www.medium.com Going out on your own in the world is a hard thing no matter what you’re doing. Now imagine doing that in this dog-eat-dog corporate world. Small business owners often have had their work cut out for them every turn for years. So, it’s a hard task they take on ...

Dear Annie: Fractured friendship

Dear Annie: I’ve been friends with this girl for several years. She’s my (adult) daughter’s age. We have never had a disagreement before. Long story short, she said something out of the blue that hurt my feelings. She says she was joking but the fact remains that she hurt me. She won’t ...

Everything about Chuseok

By CHEONGA LEE South Korea Do you know Chuseok in Korea? There may be many people who don’t know it. Then do you know Thanksgiving Day? Yes! It is the day to thank God for an abundant harvest and to honor the founding ancestors. Then what is Chuseok? As you might expect, it is ...

Is there hope for revolution?

By PAUL MONOD Hong Kong may seem like an unlikely place for a revolution. In this relatively affluent and privileged city, young people might be expected to be more concerned with making money than with protesting in the streets. Yet day after day, demonstrators in Hong Kong risk injury and ...

Dear Annie: Thank You, Readers

Dear Readers: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank all of you — my readers. I particularly want to single out those of you who have reached out by offering your questions and opinions. Without you, the column would not be possible. To celebrate this special day, I’d like to ...

To Your Good Health: Excess production of stomach acid misdiagnosed as IBS

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: For more than three years, I lived with never-ending diarrhea. My doctor diagnosed me with irritable bowel syndrome. Once, I got very dehydrated and passed out after taking a shower. I was admitted to the hospital. An evaluation at that time, including a ...

Bible Digest

“And the king said to Araunah, No; but I will surely buy it of you at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God of that which does cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.” (2 Samuel 24:24 AKJV) God deserves our ...

Warren’s ‘Medicare for All’

By RICH LOWRY The clear loser of the Democratic primary is "Medicare for All." First, it demonstrated the unreliability of Kamala Harris out of the gate, when she endorsed it before quickly backing off. Now, it has blunted the momentum of Elizabeth Warren, made a mockery of her claim to ...

Making life-or-death decisions is hard

By LAURENCE ALISON When faced with a rapidly advancing fire threatening a community, it can be hard to know how best to save lives. Is a rapid evacuation better, or is it safer for residents to stay where they are? The whole situation can change in an instant, and delays and indecision can ...

Dear Annie: Supportive sister doesn’t want to be overbearing

Dear Annie: I have a sister who has had six surgeries to beat two types of cancer. She has residual complications but is working forward. I have been with her through all her surgeries and rehab. I live on the West Coast, and she lives on the East Coast. I have called her every day since ...

All give, no thanks

By Greg Walker Tis the season for thinktanks to teach about the evils of socialism. Thanksgiving is a common medium for this. The lesson: The pilgrims first tried to work the land collectively and create a common stock. But men were resistant to work on behalf of other men’s ...