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    The cultures of Ebola

    It was just last week that I ran into a colleague who was accompanied by a couple. A few steps before we shook hands, he abruptly stopped and said out loud, “Oh-oh! Emmanuel is from Africa. With Ebola all over there, we are not shaking hands...”

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    James McKenna: House calls or (Is there a doctor in the house)

    Once upon a time doctors made house calls. Yes, they really did. Your family doctor would actually come to your door, leather medical satchel in hand, and care for you and your family. Then, somewhere along the way the family doctor transformed into your primary care physician. Primary care physicians...

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    Honoring those who have served

    Starting next year, schools in Missouri will be required to devote classroom time to teaching our young people about the importance and significance of Veterans Day.

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    John Beaudoin: Ten months, 80-plus projects, a new vision on development

    The city of Lee’s Summit’s Development Center has been a flurry of activity since it opened in January.

  • OPINION

    Judy Schmoeger: Start now on pre-holiday healthy habits

    Now is a good time to plan and practice healthy holiday habits to avoid the annual holiday season weight gain of five to 10 pounds or more. We all use the excuse that it is the holidays and give ourselves permission to eat and drink whatever we want and as much as we want. We convince ourselves...

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    Change and self-compassion

    All around us things are changing: aging, technology, local and global uncertainties. We look forward to some events like promotions, college or a new baby, but we seem to dread others such as winter, the end of Daylight Savings Time, retirement or fractions.

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    Running to victory

    “Ari, run this way, not that way,” the volunteer said with a smile.

  • OPINION

    Emmanuel Ngomsi: Racism can be hidden, even from ourselves

    At the beginning of a cultural coaching session, I told my client that I had read the letter written to him by his company’s vice-president of human resources.

  • OPINION

    Accept the responsibility challenge

    I am a fan of Facebook and baseball, but I fouled out the other night when I commented on one of my nephew’s posts. As the target of some disrespect and basic name calling, I’m feeling a bit bruised. However, this incident as teachers like to say, is a teachable moment and I’...

  • OPINION

    Walk our children to school day

    The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago in 1997, and it has grown into an international event. Lee’s Summit participated in this year’s exercise on Oct. 8.

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