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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Right to die is also about living

I find the arguments against assisted suicide more compelling than I did when I was in high school, but my basic position on the matter remains unchanged: Terminally ill people should be able to die on their own terms.
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Watching “The Imitation Game” and “American Sniper”

Two very different biopics
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Outage adds to mall’s misery

I’ve never asked a lot from my landlords.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Williams can’t put blame on memory

I have enormous sympathy for people who are struggling to sort out traumatic memories. But I can’t bring myself to extend that sympathy to Brian Williams.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Who gets towed in snow emergencies?

Apparently I am just that kind of idiot.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Restoring monarchs a regal effort

Bringing back the monarch butterfly population will take effort. But it will be worth the effort.
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

High tax inspires cigarette smugglers

As a convenience store employee in the mid-1990s, one of my primary job responsibilities was selling cigarettes.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Vaccination just makes good sense

I don’t like getting shots, but I’m not afraid to get them.
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Watching “Into the Woods”

Great cast, but I’m the Stephen Sondheim masterwork doesn't really benefit by being transformed into a big-budget, CGI-filled Disney spectacular.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

New speaker’s actions fail to match his words

I don’t have anything against Carl Heastie. For all I know, he’s a terrific guy and a great legislator, diligently looking out for his constituents and all of New York. But in the wake of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest on federal corruption charges, I don’t think it’s out of line to ask whether Heastie’s really the best choice to head the Assembly.

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