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Don Amend

I’ve had a lot of time to think the last couple of years.

When you’re young, nothing marks the passage of time more than the first day of school.

You readers may have noticed that I didn’t have a column in this space last week. Well, I do have a good reason for my failure.

I forgot. Really, I forgot.

This essay almost wasn’t written.

Hmm. That opening line sounds a bit scary, so maybe I should phrase it a bit differently. It should get your attention, which, as I used to teach my English students, the first sentence of an essay should do, but it does seem just a little overboard.

During my lifetime, I haven’t had much contact with famous people. In other words, I haven’t exchanged handshakes and howdy-dos with anybody that gets more attention than we non-famous people. I’m not sure just who should be considered famous, but I know them when I see them.

battle has developed in Cody over a set of textbooks the school intends to adopt.

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