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I recently drove by the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services in Wenatchee and saw the LGBTQ rainbow flag flying under the state and American flags. Normally I don’t have a problem supporting diversity in all its colors, but the boneheads at DSHS took down the POW/MIA flag in...
Q: After I had my hip replaced, my surgeon recommended I take a stool softener for a couple of weeks to prevent constipation. Is that the same as a laxative? Laxatives encourage movement of your stool through your intestines, helping to prevent and relieve the pain and pressure of constipation. The...
Today I happened on a rose, left where roses do not grow Being certain of a message there I pondered what I do not know Was this rose left for purpose, with intent to symbolize A deep and brooding passion flowing like a stream between two lives Was this flower simply left to bring a smile to a...
Q:When my allergies kick up, my eyes get red and itch like crazy. Visine® eye drops don’t really help me. Is there anything else I can try? Years ago, I bought my “dream” car, a classic jet-black 1985 Jeep CJ7 hardtop. I could hardly wait to take it cruising the back roads, so we took the top off...
While floating along the Mighty Columbia one sunny Saturday near Lake Entiat, Riverboat Randy said to Apple Aimee, "Hey Apps, is it true that if I ate some turkey right now my system would be filled wid dem endolphins?" That's right RR, Dem endolphins kills dem doldrums in yer system and makes you...
Q: My doctor told me I may not need all of my calcium supplement. Don’t I need to take calcium pills for my bones? Last fall, my 75 year old next door neighbor fell down 3 steps, shattering her left ankle into tiny pieces which were painstakingly put back together during a 5-hour surgery. She has...
Every year in May I always think of my mother, but not just because Mother’s Day is in mid-May. May is also National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month and my mother suffered for over a decade with it, eventually dying from complications of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition of...
Q: My sister takes flaxseed oil because she can’t stand getting “fishy burps” from the fish oil, and insists that flaxseed is just as good for you as fish oil. Is this true? Flax is an oily grain grown for its fiber and seeds. While the fiber is used for clothing, the seeds are sold as whole seeds...
I was recently berated by a "tree Nazi." They are hard to miss and hard to take and leave a feeling of bewilderment and anger in their wake as do all fascista. He demanded I cut three trees in front of my house. At this moment they are teaming with baby birds and the continuous coming and going of...
When conservative speakers, even those considered "far right" are forbidden to speak or shouted down on college campuses, it is censorship. What ideas are the blooming minds on campus afraid to hear and why have they forgotten the concept of free speech? When President Trump throws a blanket over...

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