Byline: By EVELINE MACDOUGALL

On the topic of decency

2/5/20

While waiting for my burrito, I overhear a snippet of conversation between two young men (late 20s or early 30s).“I’m a decent guy!” says one. “I...

Let’s welcome each other home

11/23/19

I was born in the U.S. to a mother who was born in Québec. My childhood was spent on both sides of the border. Mom and I converse in English and...

Something catches my eye after I cross a narrow bend in the Green River, with Davenport Trucking on my left. I pass a downed mammal with beautiful...

Everyday heroes

8/19/19

It’s not unusual to hear people say “human decency has gone the way of all good things” or “kindness doesn’t seem to matter any more.” This story...

I spend time every day with a loved one at an assisted living facility. “It’s not exactly home,” she says wistfully. She’s right: it’s Plan B...

Message sent, received

7/9/18

It’s become an all-too-common reality: an American citizen, upset by political news, does something rash, an act they’ll regret later. I never...

My Turn: Confronting tough issues

4/2/18

Local students and young people across our nation are speaking up and taking action about important issues. While some may think their protests...

My Turn: Being polite never goes out of style

8/3/17

It’s oddly interesting to be a parent and a teacher these days, as messages come out of Washington sending strange signals to kids (and all of us!)...

My Turn/MacDougall: Embrace our common humanity

11/27/16

I arose the morning of Nov. 9 knowing that some folks were thrilled, smug, or relieved, while others felt stunned, frightened, or disgusted...



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