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Don Amend

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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