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Marvin Repinski: Making sense of keeping a journal

Before me are two books, one titled “The Journals of Anais Nin,” the other, “The Best American Essays of 2020” selections by Andre’ Aciman. The ... Read more

Sen. Gene Dornink: The system is broken

Now that session is over, I wanted to talk about one of the things I ran on, “One bill, one vote.” I got an in-depth ... Read more

Peggy Keener: Numbers, the tally of my life

On the occasion of my 83rd birthday, I am updating a column I wrote five years ago. It’s my favorite. Unquestionably my most notable number ... Read more

Annie Lane: Living in fear

Dear Annie: I’m a happily married woman with two young children. My problem is that I’m very overweight, and I’m desperately afraid that my husband ... Read more

Being an adult is weird, unexpected

I’ve often spoken in this avenue of nonsense about the intricacies and pitfalls of being an adult. It’s a balancing act of purchasing those things ... Read more

Our opinion: Simply outstanding

Earlier this week, Maylary Apolo and Oballa Oballa were recognized as Outstanding Refugees in a ceremony in St. Paul. Apolo was this year’s recipient while ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to President Trump

Dear Mr. Trump, I am pleased by a number of your accomplishments.  This includes your brokering of significant agreements among countries in the Middle East ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: Troubled by Mueller’s removal from commission

Mayor King,  Austin City Council, I was more than troubled by the conduct of the meeting held by the Austin Human Rights Commission in which ... Read more

Sarah Lysne: Alternative therapies allow me to live my life to the fullest

There is not a cure for ALS at the present time, but the medication I take helps improve the quality of my life. I was ... Read more

Al Batt: Selling the film rights to this column

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I told my psychiatrist I keep hearing voices. What did he say? He said I don’t have a psychiatrist. ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: We need to be building back better

Few of us enter the world through a Garden of Eden. Born into an inhospitable corner of the world, we soon become aware of our ... Read more

Ask a Trooper: Ensuring vehicle was scrapped

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I junked two vehicles about 30 days ago and have only received one “Junk Certificate” in the mail. I contacted ... Read more

Our opinion: Drought highlights value of our water

The Free Press, Mankato Minnesota has always been blessed with an abundance of water, above ground and below. But the drought shows how quickly something ... Read more

Annie Lane: Friends have bad table manners

Dear Annie: I recently dined out with three friends. The restaurant was very busy, and we waited for nearly two hours for our food. We ... Read more

Our opinion: We’re still looking for your featured art

In just over three weeks time, we will be sending our Austin Living Magazine to press for September-October. This issue will have plenty of the ... Read more

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