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Pricing an Autopsy: Business-Class Bisection or First-Class Forensics?

June 28, 2011 by  
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by Renie Stag Smith I’m not usually a macabre person, one who delves and delights in dark humor.  But today, I’ve been giggling about a morbid subject — autopsies. It all began with an assignment that my boss gave me in my new summer job.  In order to make ends meet, many teachers take part-time […]

Life and Other Matters: Hot reading for summer – June 28th, 2011

June 28, 2011 by  
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It’s the dog days of summer, and one of the best ways to cool off is with a HOT, HOT read! You’ll find suggestions from Renie Stag Smith in her columns over the last few months.  Renie shares classics that deserve a second look, as well as contemporary writers that may just tickle your fancy. This […]

Renie’s Summer Reads – Contemporary Classics – Part 2

June 21, 2011 by  
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by Renie Stag Smith In this week’s column, I’m continuing my list of contemporary books that you might find interesting for the summer. I hope you’ll find something of interest on these lists.  Leave me a comment and let me know which books you loved, and which ones you could do without! Night Train to Lisbon […]

Renie’s Summer Reads – Contemporary Classics – Part 1

June 14, 2011 by  
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by Renie Stag Smith For the last two columns, I’ve given you some suggestions for a bit deeper reading for your summer, some great classics that require a bit more concentration to keep up with the plot line, the character development, and the symbolism.  This week I’m going to suggest some newer fiction books that could, […]

Life, Death and Dr. Kevorkian – June 14th, 2011

June 7, 2011 by  
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The passing of Dr. Kevorkian (the physician-assisted suicide advocate) got us to thinking… would we ever help anyone end their life? Would we ever want to end our own? How much does dignity matter when it comes to the end of life? Plus, we riff on other news stories, including the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS, […]

The Joy of Travel with special guest Rick Steves : June 21st, 2011

June 7, 2011 by  
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When you think of summer,  you think of travel.  So this week on the show we delve into hitting the road.  We talk about places we’ve been, and places we want to go. AND… I am thrilled to say… we get some time with everyone’s favorite travel expert – Rick Steves!! We asked Rick why […]

Summer Reads: Part 2

June 7, 2011 by  
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by Renie Stag Smith Last week I shared with you some of my suggestions for summer reads with substance.  There were just too many to list, so this week I’m including more of my favorites. Of Mice and Men – If you aren’t brought to tears by the circular tale of nomadic ranch hands during […]