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Lloyd E. Sheaffer

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We need you, face to face, please get vaccinated | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - October 17, 2021

Having been liberated—or at least paroled—from their Zoom prison cells, people are beginning to act like, well, people again.

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Because we are involved in mankind . . . Wear a mask | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - August 27, 2021

Tone down your bombast and put on a mask. Make a noble sacrifice. You are worth it. We all are worth it.

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The fight over critical race theory is a solution in search of a problem | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - July 23, 2021

The GOP, traditionally seen as the “Grand Old Party” has devolved into the “Groveling Orange Party.”

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It’ll take more than free doughnuts to get Americans vaccinated | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - June 6, 2021

What other incentive should you need?  Please . . . get vaccinated.

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When we discover that ‘us’ and ‘them’ aren’t really that different, we have no reason to fear ‘them’ | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - April 29, 2021

If we as a whole do not soon take steps to heal these fear-fostered divisions, our humanity will wither, and our inhumanity will devour us. That is something we all should fear.

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In this season of hope, we need it more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - March 31, 2021

Let us all, leaders and constituents alike, engage ourselves fully in our holy days. Maybe then hope will thrive.

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Our pandemic year. What we’ve learned. What we’ve lost. Where we go next | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - February 28, 2021

Let’s begin to take the small steps that we can to heal the wounds and soften the scars left by the assault of the ongoing pandemic.

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Let’s insist on the Three T’s from our leaders: Truth, trust and thoughtfulness | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - January 28, 2021

After Trump, Americans need more thoughtfulness - in both senses of the word. And way, way less shooting from the lip.

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It’s a time to heal – and to move forward together | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - December 17, 2020

This is a time to forgive and forgive, not forgive and forget.

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Young voices can shape our nation’s future. Let them be heard | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - October 21, 2020

Our country needs the revitalizing energy of our young citizens to break the miasma enshrouding our current political climate.

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The Capital-Star wanted to know. Here’s everything on my mind this election season | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - September 29, 2020

In no particular order, here's everything that's driving our columnist to absolute distraction this election season.

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The most successful strategy in life | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

By: - August 23, 2020

Living amidst the latest ugly iteration of social Darwinism with chest-thumping bullying by our blustering, unevolved chief executive and his administration’s not-so-subtle intimations that 23.7% of the US population is less than fully human, the subject intrigued me.