December 20, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 35

Tis (always) the season to remember the fragility of life

Write to the Point

This is my last column in 2012, Crunch Time not withstanding.

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In fact, it might be my last column ever at the Cheney Free Press, or my last column period. One never knows about these things, what trials, challenges or opportunities the future holds. Despite all our plans and pretexts, the future is uncertain.

We think we know what it holds, but really, we don’t. The future comes unannounced and sometimes unprepared for, even if we do our best to anticipate and plan.

It’s kind of like the passage in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” where Marley’s Ghost explains to Ebenezer S...

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