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Thanks for your congratulations on my success. Sorry about my tardy reply to your letter (KP News, May 2020), but I’ve been so busy lately, what with over 11 million COVID-19 cases and over … more
We in the Peninsula School District join the rest of our nation in sad recognition that many children and families are in pain right now, but especially our black children and … more
Volunteering for civic organizations on the Key Peninsula is often associated with rearranging furniture, separating the recyclables, and raising enormous amounts of money from the community just to give it back to them in a new and improved format. … more
I was already in southern Turkey on my way to Syria when the Gulf War began in earnest in January 1991. I’d been unsuccessfully … more
There are 18 pounds of coffee in my refrigerator right now. Somehow, it helps me feel safe. I am aware this makes no sense. But for me, coffee … more
I can count on the fingers of one hand the times the universe has surprised me with bits of unexpected joy these last few months. Don’t get … more
When this whole thing started, the family indulged in these long, elaborate breakfasts since there was no place anyone had to be, … more
In this era of social distancing, being out of the loop has been an adjustment, especially since there are no loops to be in. With meetings … more
I have been bombarded with this phrase through emails, ads on TV, radio, news media and everyday conversations. But it doesn’t resonate with me. The … more
The Key Peninsula, like the rest of the world, is beset by turbulent times. COVID-19, financial upheaval and social reorganization are … more
I’m 89 years old. I’m doing fine. My apartment is pleasant and my balcony has a nice view. Three meals a day and snacks are delivered to my door. Packages appear … more
“Stay safe,” the cashier at the checkout said as I was putting my groceries back in the cart and getting ready to head out. more
I am typically an undeniable news junkie. I love to watch the news, I read all types of news outlets throughout the day, and I can identify my favorite cable … more
Well, you’ve done it. You’ve spread beyond China to every state in the U.S. and most countries on Earth. You’re a celebrity! As a … more
In August 1984, I was in the summer term of my junior year at college in New York City, working part-time and starting chemotherapy for lymphoma. … more
“Do not be afraid.” It’s a command heard throughout the Bible. From the mouths of angels, prophets and Jesus himself, … more
Being native Texans born and bred, my cousins, brother and I celebrated Easter traditions with far more enthusiasm than ordinary children — … more
I was in my junior year in high school in Greece. A shy, awkward teenager, I preferred to remain quiet in class. Even though my Greek forebears had … more
Running after a deer was not an option I had considered. That day, strolling around my property, admiring my handiwork, I found the deer nonchalantly munching … more
If I were to ask you to rate the quality of American healthcare, what rating would you give it? I’m guessing that most of us believe it to be one … more
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