December 25, 2009 RSS feed / On Second Thought

Let’s take a hard look at what can be done about our homeless children

Letter to the editor

As 2009 comes to a close, Family Shelter is wrapping up its 30th year providing emergency food and shelter, transitional housing, and counseling to Columbia’s homeless families with children. More...

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

Estelle knew best

My maternal grandmother forbade the use of that word in her presence. She was known to her children’s children by her given name, Estelle. My siblings and I thought she was the coolest person we’d ever met. More...

Thanks, Superman

Nick Harris is not exactly what most folks would describe as a super hero. But according to Nick’s neighbors in Ottawa, Kansas, a hero is what this 5–feet–7–inches tall, 185–pounder truly is.   More...


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Forty Something

An elf in the house

I’ve had a lot of living things in the various houses that I’ve inhabited over the years. More...


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