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    Do you hear what I hear?

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    After eight days without modern communication at home, we are back in business. The home and business phones are working, as is the Internet. And it is nice to know I am connected to the world again from my little ...

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    No phones at home -for real

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    Day seven: Still no phones in the house. If you have tried to call us at home in the past week and we didn't answer, it 's not because we are ignoring you. It's because we have no phone service. ...

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    Proud to be an American

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    This weekend we celebrate our nation’s birthday. We will celebrate with picnics, cookouts, fireworks, parades and anything that feels patriotic. We fly our flags and wear patriotic clothing. I’m proud to be an American and proud to celebrate our nation’s ...

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    Renewing a long-held appreciation

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    The other day I was asked to do something I ask my reporters to do everyday - write a story on deadline. But the catch was the story came up after 8 p.m. on a Friday. All the reporters were ...

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    Good advice holds true over the generations

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    This is a busy year when it comes to family events - births, weddings and graduations. This month four members of our family will have graduated - two nieces from high school and two nephews from college. All are setting ...

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    Tips on mothering

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    Two of my nieces have become mothers for the first time this year – one in January and the other this past week. In honor of them and with Sunday being Mother’s Day, here are a few mothering tips I ...

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    The best is yet to come

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    I am beginning my final day as a 40-something and in less than 24 hours will be in the 50's crowd. I’m excited about being a half century old, entering middle age, beginning my second half century, qualifying for senior ...

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    It was bound to happen

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    I knew it would happen sooner or later. I would either be in a wreck or witness one. I have been fortunate in all these years of traveling the area's highways that neither one has happened. But that changed Tuesday ...

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    Making plans for the 50th birthday

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    In less than a month I will turn 50. Yep, that half century mark that has always sounded so old. But now it doesn’t seem that old and it doesn’t seem like I have been around that long. I am ...

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    Be careful, it is dry out there

    By bcooper in Daily Commute

    With the huge grassfire that consumed more than 700 acres of pasture land Friday is not enough to tell you it is really dry, I don’t know what will. Friday’s fire was not caused by fireworks, but from a spark ...

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