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Forgotten and taken for granted

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Thousands of cars pass Follow That Dream Parkway on U.S. Highway 19 in Yankeetown every day. Few of the people in those cars
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Observations: Not past the point of rescue

By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net I turned around and caught a glimpse of myself standing on the little strip of island beach at low tide.  I was ...
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A day in the life of my wife

  Mitch Traphagen Photo Michelle taking the four dogs for their morning walk. She has since gone to shifts, walking the craziest dog separately. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net    ...
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At the mercy of the sea and public opinion

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net    Most parents are reluctant to hand over the car keys to their 16-year-old children. A few parents, however, are somehow able to ...
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The President’s Lament

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net    In August, 2009, the headlines weren’t particularly comforting to those of us working as congressional staff members. Every single day, it seemed, ...
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The president’s lament

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net    In August, 2009, the headlines weren’t particularly comforting to those of us working as congressional staff members. Every single day, it seemed, ...
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Salted smiles and tears

    A magical sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Will it ever be the same?Mitch Traphagen Photo By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net I ambled through the powdery white sand ...
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The poetry of ghosts

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net I enjoy watching television shows like Ghost Hunters — on the rare occasions I find time to watch them. I don’t necessarily believe ...
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Instant Karma

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Thirty-two thousand feet above Middle America, I saw my wife smile. What made that amazing was that I was in seat 2D on ...
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Instant karma

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Thirty-two thousand feet above Middle America, I saw my wife smile. What made that amazing was that I was in seat 2D on ...
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