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Don Amend

Our current president just can’t seem to avoid controversy.

Sorry, this is a little late. In fact, it’s really late. It was supposed to be my last column of 2017 and here it is more than a week after 2018 sneaked in on me while I wasn’t paying attention.

I do, of course, have an explanation, which I offer here in case anybody is interested.

Unless I’ve misread the calendar, it’s time to write a Christmas column.

I am, admittedly, a congenitally loquacious person. To put it more simply, when I came into the world back in 1944, I came equipped with a big mouth. Moreover, I inherited little control over my mouth, and six years later, I inaugurated the first day of the 1950-51 school year by talking when I shouldn’t — earning a scolding from the teacher before she let me join the crowd at recess.

Two or three columns ago, I regaled you readers with my current reading habits.

It is that time of year once again.

This week features the day we Americans call Thanksgiving. We’ve been doing it ever since Abraham Lincoln called for such a day in the middle of our Civil War

An old lie about one of humanity’s worst episodes in the last century apparently made an appearance at the University of Wyoming last week in the form of fliers denying the Holocaust. The fliers claim that Nazi attempts by the German government to exterminate all Jews during World War II never happened.

If I have one regret in life, it’s that I am totally monolingual.

Back in 1950, I embarked on the good ship “School” in search of adventures and found a treasure called “reading.”

It’s been a week since the big hoo-ha over a protest staged by a bunch of professional football players during the playing of the national anthem before the week’s NFL games.

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