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Why should “Accident” (referring to road traffic incidents) go the way of other words like negro, midget and retarded? Because it carries heavy baggage of unaccountability. History lesson:  In the early 1900s, when companies were looking to protect themselves from

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Society has been learning about how the use of certain words and phrases, loaded with baggage, might perpetuate systemic harms. My pet irritation is with the use of the word "accident" when referring to road traffic incidents.

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A baby faced picture was published with my first column on January 7, 2007. That yellowing column, along with the one marking my fifth anniversary, are framed and on display in my office reception area. This one, marking my tenth,

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“A person in your position should become a little better informed before writing such an ignorant article that tries to tarnish a whole industry”. Those biting words came to me from a reader of my last column, Dale, who has

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Dear Friends, This one’s “all about me”, though some might suggest that I’m always “all about me” and I would have to, as a matter of my personal philosophy, agree. I consider you a friend because you are reading this

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Those familiar with this column might recall that my mother is battling cancer.  She is still with us, though her cycles of chemotherapy treatments don’t come with a hope for a cure and will inevitably fail to hold the cancer

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I’ve reached another anniversary.  My first column, “It’s not about screwing the insurance company”, was published seven years ago on January 7, 2007. With a weekly publication frequency, that’s a total of over 350 columns.  It still takes me an

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I’m gonna have to throw myself a party because the column marks my fifth anniversary as a weekly columnist with the Capital News. (Shoot me an email if want the date and time.) It has been a lot of writing.