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If you’re like me, your life can be divided into two time periods — BCP (Before Cell Phones) and ARD (After Rotary Dials).

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“I reckon it would be taking the narrow view to suppose the three branches of government should no more than occasionally incite and launch felonious assaults on each other.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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Tuesday marked the beginning of the special session of the legislature called by Gov. Bill Lee to address education issues in Tennessee — specifically learning loss, funding, accountability, literacy and teacher pay.

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As the Trump presidency comes to a tumultuous close, we find ourselves in a strange and unfamiliar place — one I’m prayerful we won’t embrace and become comfortable with.

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Vaccines are reaching every state, and regardless of where you stand on this particular vaccine, it is an option that some seniors and the most vulnerable will choose.

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“We’ve seen more TV ads and promos in the last year than we ever dreamed possible — among the most critical being ads for whole streaming industries based on truckloads of decades old reruns topped only by ads for great advances in litter boxes.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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“Former president George W. Bush issued a statement on the insurrectionist assault on the Capitol Building, saying, ‘This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic – not our democratic republic,’ quite likely offending countless banana republics who thought they had moved bey…

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“If we ever needed the Lord, we sure do need Him now, … we need Him every day and every hour,” one of my favorite songs, has come across my mind almost daily since Nov. 3.

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When 2020 roared in, we had such high hopes. It was the beginning of the decade (actually the end, but it depends on your perspective), a leap year, an election year.

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“In case you missed it while tracking college bowl news, the New York Post ran a story about Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb’s theories about the likelihood of intergalactic civilizations that already may have, after a fashion, visited Earth. Such talk always sets off the usual speculation: Woul…

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As my final column for the year, I’m turning the reins over to my wife Charlotte, a wonderful writer. Here’s her column:

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In light of all we have been through this year — the response to the coronavirus, another economic collapse, the most divisive presidential election in modern times, racial unrest not seen in 50 years — I hope we can put to rest the talking point of what an exceptional country the United Sta…

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Given the facts are clear that apart from Democratic and Establican blatant election fraud, President Donald Trump overwhelmingly won re-election in a landslide (see EveryLegalVote.com, JoeCheated.com, HereIsTheEvidence.com, ElectionEvidence.com, MapTheFraud.com, et al), patriotic Americans …

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Tuesday’s front-page story on a 4-year-old child dying after a serious wreck Saturday night on Memorial Drive went too far in graphically describing the scene.

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“Just perused a list of the philosophical remarks of a number of the recently departed of the past year. One that jumped out was writer Mary Higgins Clark, who offered, “Let others decide if I’m a good writer, I know I’m a good Irish storyteller.” All you Henry County storytellers might take…

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“Made an online impulse buy of a festive holiday basket. On the computer, it looked like gingerbread men and candies. When it showed up, it was fruits and vegetables. The New Year has yet to arrive, and already I’ve made a mess of it!” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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