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Fossil dad: Fence building and other observations from the front lines of the new reality

On my way to experience the Nobel Peace Prize-winning clerks at my local Bartell I ran into a group of half-dozen folks were rebuilding a fence. Being curious and a cub-reporter, I asked one man about their efforts. “They wanted $18,000 so a bunch of us got together and build it for under seven,” he answered.

On my way to experience the Nobel Peace Prize-winning clerks at my local Bartell I ran into a group of half-dozen folks rebuilding a fence.

Being curious and a cub-reporter, I asked one man about their efforts.

“They wanted $18,000 so a bunch of us got together and built it for under seven,” he answered.

Fossil Dad: Bridging the Political Divide on the Front Lines of the New Reality

It’s time to heal our polarized politics. COVID-19 brought both parties in Congress to open the country’s checkbook to help the distressed. Here's a simple suggestion to build on this bi-partisanship: A short soccer (football to some!) match between sporting Republicans and Democrats.

It’s time to heal our polarized politics. COVID-19 brought both parties in Congress to open the country’s checkbook to help the distressed.

Here's a simple suggestion to build on this bi-partisanship: A short soccer (football to some!) match between sporting Republicans and Democrats.

Fossil Dad: No summer study abroad programs on the front lines of the new reality

The University of Washington canceling its summer study abroad programs means students, especially seniors, will miss out on an important educational chapter in college life. For those who believe foreign study only offers chances to get wasted and blow off academics, this may be good news.

The University of Washington canceling its summer study abroad programs means students, especially seniors, will miss out on an important educational chapter in college life.

For those who believe foreign study only offers chances to get wasted and blow off academics, this may be good news.

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