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A cause for celebration
July 3, 2017 – 9:38 pm | No Comment
A cause for celebration | Test

On the day before he expected the United States to formally declare its independence, Founding Father John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, that he expected the occasion to be “the most memorable epoch in the history of America.”

Europe’s mounting population dilemma
July 3, 2017 – 9:37 pm | No Comment
Europe’s mounting population dilemma | Test

For decades Europe has been facing two long-term trends that are changing the face of the continent: exceedingly low fertility rates with a rapidly aging and declining population, accompanied by a second trend of taking in millions of economic migrants and asylum seekers mainly from the Middle East and Africa, many of whom are having difficulty assimilating in their new country.

Wildlife food plots
July 3, 2017 – 8:31 pm | No Comment
Wildlife food plots | Test

I remember the first time I went hunting — my absolute favorite thing about the entire experience was listening to the forest come alive around me as I waited for the sun to rise.

On being relevant
July 3, 2017 – 8:29 pm | No Comment
On being relevant | Test

I am writing this column while sitting on a bench in the woods close to my home.

The birthday of the greatest nation
July 3, 2017 – 7:29 pm | No Comment
The birthday of the greatest nation | Test

Willie says: The Fourth of July is the birthday of our nation.

Re: Westminster budget process
July 1, 2017 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Re: Westminster budget process | Test

The city is required by state law to have a balanced budget by June 30 each year in order to continue operating.

A tribute to the stars and stripes
July 1, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
A tribute to the stars and stripes | Test

In celebration of the 4th, here’s something for all of those who love our nation that I wrote just for you.

Heard anything new lately?
July 1, 2017 – 12:22 am | No Comment
Heard anything new lately? | Test

Well, what’s there to write about this week?

A perfect wedding gift for the ‘Tarpon Bride’
July 1, 2017 – 12:03 am | No Comment
A perfect wedding gift for the ‘Tarpon Bride’ | Test

Wedding announcements rarely find their way into the outdoors section of the newspaper, but after much debate, I decided to post this one. The debate was over privacy, but also because I loathe writing in first person.

Season of rankings, lists and rankings of lists
July 1, 2017 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Season of rankings, lists and rankings of lists | Test

After staring at a blinking cursor for roughly a half-hour trying to come up with a topic for this column, I did some surfing around the internet to see what other sporting scribes were writing about this time of year.