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    Happy Democracy, America!

    By tbalandran in Word Choice

    This time of year always reminds me of one of my favorite essays. The words were written by celebrated American author E.B. White. I first heard this piece in college many years ago as an example of how description is ...

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    For Bernadette

    By tbalandran in Word Choice

    My sister, Bernadette Balandran, 63, died Sept. 7. This is the eulogy I delivered at her funeral service in Topeka, Kan., on Sept. 14: It's 1 a.m. Aug. 29, and I hear my sister coughing. The sound is tough to ...