[As seen in Creston News Advertiser December 31, 2015]
Tonight marks the final of the past 365 days in 2015. At midnight tonight, we will ring in a shiny new year. And with 2016 comes all those things people try to achieve, but may not actually accomplish: resolutions.
Resolution: /reze-looSH(e)n/: noun, a firm decision to do or not to do something.
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[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, August 6, 2015]
There has been a lot of uproar about Cecil the Lion, a mascot of Zimbabwe, Africa, and his death by an American dentist. I saw so many posts on social media and news stories by Time and BBC that I couldn’t read anything else online for a couple days.
For those who hadn’t heard much about this, Cecil the Lion was lured from his animal reserve within a national park in Zimbabwe by a team of hunters who tied a dead animal to the top of their truck. The American dentist shot Cecil with a bow and tracked him for 40 hours before shooting him with a rifle, beheaded and skinned the animal and left the rest for the scavengers.
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