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Using decapitalization as a writing style

As soon as I wrote a column on Caps Lock, the lowercase, aka “minuscule” letters, demanded an essay of their own. The irony is that both of my Apple keyboards have decapitalized the command keys, leaving Caps Lock in a minor key.

I’m sure the first topic that comes to mind...

Embrace retirement with confidence

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How annuities can fulfill your financial needs

Retirement marks a significant milestone in life but also brings a unique set of financial challenges. As retirees, we understand the importance of finding solutions that address our specific needs and pain points.

In this article, we’ll delve into the world of annuities and explore how they can be the answer you’ve been searching for. With an intimate understanding of your concerns, this article will showcase the empowering benefits of annuities and demonstrate how they can transform your retirement portfolio, allowing you to enjoy your golden years with confidence and financial peace of mind.

1.   Addressing the Need for Reliable...

Finding answers in a summer barbe-query

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One thing I’m ready for this summer is an outdoor barbecue. I especially prefer when my friend Noah is in charge of the grilling duties. I mostly like it because I don’t have to do anything other than stand near the meat while saying things like, “Let’s throw another shrimp on the barbie!”

This got me wondering: is it “barbeque” or “barbecue”? Where does this strange word come from? How do they get Lay’s Barbecue-flavored chips to taste so darn good?


Interestingly, Lay’s prefers “barbecue” in its regular barbecue chips, yet its slightly-more-specific flavors are called “Hickory BBQ” and “Mesquite BBQ.” “Hickory” and “Mesquite,” of...

Letter to the Editor: Ad misrepresented legislative bills

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Dear Editor,

I recently read the advertisement in the Gallup Sun by Entragallup. The ad offered “explanations” for some HBs and SBs that are/were being voted on. The ad writers decided that these bills were about taking away parental rights and I felt so disgusted by how well this ad misrepresented the purpose of any of these bills that I felt the need to respond. It was so inhumane and tone deaf I honestly thought the ad might be a spoof at first.

Their opposition of HB7, SB 13 and SB397, bills that seek to protect children in vulnerable positions, being explained by the idea that a parent has the right to force their child to give birth in a town where adults who plan to have...

5 key questions about retirement

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Retirement. Ah, that golden period of life we all look forward to. You’ve worked hard over the years and it’s finally time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. But before you sail off into the sunset, it’s essential to have a solid plan in place. There are some crucial questions to answer, so let’s dig in.

1. When do I want to retire? The “when” is more significant than you might think. Retiring too early might mean you’ll need to stretch your savings for a longer period. Wait too long, and you might not have as many healthy years to enjoy it. The age at which you retire can also affect your Social Security benefits. It’s a complex puzzle, and it’s worth spending time...

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