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Leaving a literary legacy 

The Angel of Death has been my constant, menacing companion for 12 years. Now his rancid breath grows closer. In the back of my mind, I have always been collecting and curating books for the Metropolitan State University’s Library and Learning Center where I taught for nearly four decades.

The carjackings have a message for us

Teenagers can be very dangerous people who are capable of doing great harm in so many ways, and on so many levels. At some point, the protection of society has to become more important than what is best for the child.

John A. Mattsen

When selfish quarterbacks let down the teams

By choosing not to be vaccinated, they also let down the team of overwhelmed health care workers bound by the Hippocratic oath to care for all comers, and the entire population, only as strong as its ability to defeat a virus and its many possible variants that can multiply in unvaccinated people.

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