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Guest Columnists

Saturday, November 14, 2009
Brandon Taylor and Marisha Thakur, a friend from the China Daily newspaper, enjoy a match between Russian Marat Safin and Argentinian Jose Acasuso at the China Open on Brandon's birthday.

BLOGGER'S NOTE: "Wo" is Mandarin for "I" or "me"

As Oct. 6 drew near, I found myself in a state of near panic. It was a date I should have been looking forward to a time of joy and celebration but was now one I had begun to fear. Oct. 6 is my birthday.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Before you think that I am some kind of religious nut who thinks that Halloween is the "devil's holiday," let me tell you that I am not one of those people. Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to read the Harry Potter books and that I don't belong to any organized religion. So, put the pens away and save yourself the trouble of writing to me.

Friday, October 23, 2009

It's sort of a fraternity type of thing - the way senior citizens acknowledge each other at the fitness gym. You know what I mean. The way motorcycle riders or Jeep Wrangler drivers wave at each other whether they know each other or not.

So it has been at Steel Fitness when I went in for workouts during the recent 21-day health and fitness program in which editor Deb Galbraith and I enrolled. The older folks just sort of acknowledge each other as if to say "Glad to see you're still healthy enough to do something like this! We better enjoy it while we can!"

Monday, October 12, 2009

The U.S. Senate is considering a $4 billion per year tax on manufacturers of medical devices and diagnostic products that would have serious implications for the future of medical innovation in America and for the Lehigh Valley economy.

Friday, October 2, 2009

(Jim Castagnera is a university attorney and author of Al Qaeda Goes to College [Praeger 2009]. The Jim Thorpe native is also a former TIMES NEWS columnist.)

The generals are demanding more troops and the president appears prepared to oblige. For a sixty-something American male, this sounds ominously like Vietnam, Westmoreland, and LBJ.

For historians versed in Afghanistan's bloody modern history, the echoes sound louder and deeper.