Monthly Archives: September 2010

Enriching our culture with language

“Keep America American.” That was part of a recent Readers Tell Us message concerning illegal aliens. Apart from my belief that the name “America” should be changed to “Columbia,” I also question the definition of “American.” I know the RTU … Continue reading

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A sun-loving garden perennial

It’s a flower of a different sort. Favored by gardeners for centuries, this perennial thrives in bright sunlight, it tolerates cloudy days and cold weather, and it can be found in all latitudes. It is at once attractive, ornamental and … Continue reading

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Touting the golden dollar

Golden dollars were the government’s attempt at the end of the millennium to once again circulate a dollar coin. (The previous attempt, the Susan B. Anthony, in 1979 and 1980, was a failure with the public.) The United States Mint … Continue reading

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