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Poetry – The Mouse in My Pocket

The Mouse in My Pocket I have a mouse in my pocket. I told my friend Thomas, and he said “There’s no way! Your pocket isn’t near big enough for a mouse!” “But I do!” I told him. “Sure you do,” he said.   Then my friend Philip spoke up. “Hey,” he said, “I’ve got […]

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Poetry Clear Blue Sky

Clear Blue Sky   Today as I was walking in a field, alone, a single white rose petal fell from a clear blue sky. As I watched, it fell, it seemed, with purpose. Gently it drew to me, softly caressing my forehead, Touching my cheek, Brushing my lips With such a tender, subtle stroke, Tracing […]

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Poetry – Christopher

Christopher I bought a Betta fish last week. I named him Christopher, and I picked him out Because he was white and pale grey. But when I brought him home and put him in his new warm tank, He erupted in reds and purples and blues over the next three days. I never would have […]

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Poetry You Followed the Moon

You Followed the Moon You came from the East with the rising sun; Bounding through the flowers as we traced our waning shadows Towards a noonday picnic under cloudless skies.   So happy were we in the morning light, Late we noticed, lost in joy at your carefree abandon, You were off and chasing West […]

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Poetry: The Trees Grow Out of the Air

The Trees Grow Out of the Air A Broken Sonnet   The old contented gentlemen will say That of the mighty tree; it grows from root And over years of nurturing it may Grow tall and broad from this established foot. On this they will repose and gently sigh When young men dare to dream […]

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Debate Forum 09/15

“Repent, sodomites!” says Kentucky clerk By Tim Walker   Kim Davis, 49, is currently the Clerk for Rowan County, a small county tucked into the foothills of the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky. A Democrat, she was elected to that position in 2014 and assumed office on Jan. 5 of this year. In […]

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Debate Forum: 08/25

Use your core What exactly are we teaching our children? By Sarah Sidlow There’s a blissful, almost exciting moment when some nugget of information you learned in elementary school finally becomes applicable to the real world. It’s even more exciting when you not only remember the concept, but how to apply it. For those of […]

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Debate Forum 09/01

Anchors away? Are babies born to illegal aliens Americans? By Tim Walker What makes you an American citizen? The Constitution, for one thing. Most interpret it as saying that if you were born in this country, then you are automatically, by definition, a citizen of the United States, with all the rights and privileges that […]

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Debate Forum: 07/28

Forum Center: Turning Amtrak into greenbacks Is Amtrak primed for the private sector? By Sarah Sidlow May’s fatal Philadelphia Amtrak crash has left many believing the agency may finally be derailed for good. On May 12, Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed and crashed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Two hundred of the train’s 238 […]

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Haven and hell

Forum Center: What’s the deal with sanctuary cities? By Sarah Sidlow Recent events in San Francisco have rendered the phrase “sanctuary city” downright buzzworthy. Last week, a widely publicized funeral was held for Kathryn Steinle. Why? Because 32-year-old Steinle was shot and killed on a pier in San Francisco. And? Her accused killer, Juan Francisco […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]