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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The weekly columnists in The Free Press are a great source of news and opinion - both local and global. Click on one below to start your journey.

  • Biking season is finally back and, no, it’s not the same as “open season” on bicyclists where you take a bead on a roadside cyclist to see if you can clip their elbow with your passenger-side rear view mirror. . . .
  • When I was a child, I remember watching my mom glaze windows. The DAP putty she squished and rolled between her hands looked like modeling clay, and I thought it looked like fun to mess with, but I was not allowed to touch . . .
  • We might have a hard time believing that the expectations we have for our child’s behavior can unintentionally cause that behavior. In particular, with a spirited child, his success can be positively impacted by his parents’ expectation . . .
  • I’d been in Sweden for about four days when I first became jealous. I’d been invited there, as a former staffer from the Bernie Sanders campaign, to lead a series of trainings for a moderately sized national political party . . .
  • The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem Monday did not cause the deadly Gaza protest, but it sure didn’t help. Gazans planned the “Great Return March” in December, days after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. . . .
  • Dividing a bed of badly overgrown daylilies can be a daunting task, probably the reason our bed became so overgrown in the first place. While it’s recommended that division be done in the fall, after the lilies have finished blooming . . .
  • Patrisha McLean: Postcard from Morocco
    I leave Marrakesh a day early because I am tired of the shops with no marked prices, taxis with no meters, and men who lead you to a faraway shop with genuine Moroccan leather and then as you are walking out with an ottoman . . .
  • It was as bleak as November, with a fine sleet coming down, as I started up from Steven’s Corner to Bald Rock, but spring was already on the mountain. The woodpeckers were changing their tune from the utilitarian hammering into the . . .
  • There was a time around the dawn of the Internet that the coming age of global interconnectedness was heralded as a great boon for democracy, civility and peace worldwide. The utopian thinking of the early ’90s tech impresarios . . .
  • Patrisha McLean: Postcard from Istanbul
    “I wouldn’t do that. Too high risk.” This from a woman who films in war zones, at the Thessaloniki documentary film festival when I said I was joining the women’s march in Istanbul for International Women’s Day on March 8. . . .
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