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What propels you to get up each morning, aside from the call of Nature? Do you get back in bed, pull the covers over your head, and hit the snooze button several times?

The Henry F. Hauser Museum will feature astronomy in a new display that opens on Nov. 3. The museum has been awarded a traveling “Discover Exoplanets” exhibit from the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning and NASA’s Universe of Learning. A companion exhibit will…

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Have you noticed how often people speak but make no sense? A common genetic flaw. If they have nothing of substance to contribute to a discussion, they still feel the need to contribute. That is when they tend to spout nonsense.

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Propinquity refers to proximity to others and the resulting formation of friendship or romantic attachment to those we often encounter. The word burst into this writer’s life years ago. The delivery vehicle of this new vocabulary word was an old television series, “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.”

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Long ago, in times of need or trouble, the people prayed. But that was before enlightenment appeared on the horizon. That particular philosophy encouraged emphasis on reason and questioning everything.

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School is back in session in most places. As a way to ease the students back into the education groove, many a teacher’s first homework assignments used to be: “Write an essay on what you did last summer.”

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What do you do with your time when the weather outside hovers between 103 and 109 degrees? For the past several weeks, it was and still is too hot to do yard work, as in mowing, pulling weeds, and sundry other outdoor tasks.

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The monsoon clouds are anything but conducive to backyard astronomy, so observers have to be vigilant in watching for opportunities. We should all be waiting for a break in the clouds and our chance to catch one more look at the most surprising comet to have come along in quite some time.

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“You were always feminine,” her brother remarked with a smirk while his sister insisted on a bit of primping before Hubby arrived home from work.

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The early history of Wells Fargo mirrors the growth of the American West. Mail distribution by Pony Express and the Butterfield stage line were assimilated by Wells Fargo. The company continued to expand with the advent of mining and railroad expansion, which brought droves of Easterners see…

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A parade of solar system bodies comes to opposition this month. At opposition, an object is directly opposite the sun meaning it is lit “face-on” and shining at its brightest. It also means the object is in the sky all night, rising at sunset, reaching its highest point in our sky around mid…

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In May of 1977 we moved into our first home in Sierra Vista. Being a young, first time home-owner and a totally inexperienced gardener, I was outside trying to figure a starting point to polish up a yard that had been long forgotten before we moved in. My new next door neighbor, longtime gar…