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Mike Caldwell, Author at The Advocate-Messenger

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Sports coverage has to join 21st Century

Local sports have been a staple of community newspapers from the very beginning. That fact isn’t changing, although exactly what that looks like must evolve ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Friday, February 28, 2020 6:16 pm

Opinion

Imperfect people can still have big impact 

By Michael Caldwell Publisher I dropped heavily on the hotel couch, my legs sort of giving out on the way down. Reading the words on ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Friday, January 31, 2020 5:30 pm

Opinion

‘Horse capital’ can help California

By MICHAEL CALDWELL Publisher Deep in horse country here, we should all be appalled by what is happening at Santa Anita Racetrack in California.  Although ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:59 am

Opinion Columns

Be thankful — our water is fine

By MICHAEL CALDWELL Publisher It may be the biggest understatement of all time, but here is a newsflash for you: Water is important.  Really, really ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Friday, January 10, 2020 5:34 pm

Opinion Columns

Progress edition puts perfect focus on future

It all starts with four digits, placed together in a specific order. Nothing personifies clear vision and focus on the future like “2020.”  That makes ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Friday, January 3, 2020 4:54 pm

Opinion Columns

Traditions make holiday special

By Michael Caldwell Publisher Christmas means many different things to most people. But one special aspect of the holiday is how — if even for ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Friday, December 20, 2019 5:35 pm

Opinion

Sometimes faith, instinct top medical prognoses

The skinny, onyx-black cat showed up on my parents’ front porch out of nowhere, basically just materializing one day. He was a scaled-down, spitting image ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:52 am

Opinion Columns

Reflections on a loss

By MICHAEL CALDWELL Publisher One year ago, today, my life changed.  Much like welcoming a child into this world, it is one of those life ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Friday, November 22, 2019 6:04 pm

Opinion Columns

Give a gift to your community: Shop local

By MICHAEL CALDWELL Publisher Shopping “local” is the gift that keeps on giving. Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. With the holiday season also ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Friday, November 15, 2019 4:59 pm

Opinion Columns

‘Shared aspirations’ can bring us together

Perhaps as much as any one person on this planet, Rich Harwood understands the word “community” in all its facets.  The internationally-acclaimed speaker and author ... Read more

by Mike Caldwell, Friday, October 25, 2019 5:28 pm

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