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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Birds offer easy way to commune with nature

Editor Don Whitten writes about a newfound hobby – watching birds – and tells how it’s a relaxing way to commune with nature without having to leave the house. (April 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Windows to the world

    Columnist Scout Julany writes this week about her front-row show in her backyard (February 28, 2014, Page 1B)

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      She Divorced Him!

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a conversation with his creative writing students on the subject of which sex is favored by Mother Nature in the business of romance. (February 18, 2014, Page 4)

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        ‘Natural’ drying may be coming back in style

        Have you seen clothes hanging on a line behind your parents’ or grandparents’ house. Editor Don Whitten recalls those memories and notes that he’s seen a few more houses with new poles and lines as people battle the high cost of energy and go green at the same time. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

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          Oh, Fraptious Day!

          Local columnist T.J. Ray looks back at the Sunday before Memorial Day, noting its calm and beauty as he observed creatures of nature interacting with each other. (June 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Learn From The Birds

            In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

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              Sturm Und Drang

              Americans are now experiencing tremendous storm and stress – or Sturm und Drang, as the Germans call it. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the challenges we’ve faced through the years, and notes that we should use the upcoming Memorial Day holiday to honor those who gave on battlefields – but also those who fought and won economic and natural wars on the home front. (May 24, 2011, Page 4)

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                Be aware of your surroundings

                Local columnist T.J. Ray, after a chance morning encounter with several deer near his house, writes about how we need to spend a bit more time than we do noticing all of the things around us. (April 1, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Dead animals, harvest of fishy and fowl claims

                  Dead birds and dead fish. Coincidence or incidental? That’s the question local columnist Deidra Jackson asks as she talks about a few ongoing stories with widespread coverage and widely varied explanations. Jackson urges us to seek the real truth and also to remember that we’re responsible for taking care of this Earth. (January 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Wind Chime Wars: From tranquility to hostility

                    LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees recalls a literal chime war in Paradise. It seems wind chimes are interfering with nature’s voice as it whips through the trees around his home. Check out Dees’ column in Oxford Town this week to find out how he, Trees and Wheels deal with an unruly chime neighbor who also owns dogs on steroids. (April 29, 2010, Page 5)

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