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Say one thing for the Romans, they loved to party — and partied to love. 
It’s believed by historians that Valentine’s Day began back in those crazy chariot days of about 300 B.C. A ritual in mid-February entailed sacrificing a dog or goat and using its skin to whip women, supposedly in an e…

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Today, The Pilot begins its annual list of editorial endorsements for this year’s election cycle. If you look to your left, you’ll see the endorsement for State Senate District 25. Five more will follow in successive editions, concluding on Oct. 28.

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There’s little virtue in virtual. Yet that’s how we’ve been living much of family life the past six months. When grocery shopping is about as “real” as it gets, you begin feeling like you’re little more than an icon in a game of SimCity.

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I am not prepared for coronavirus, nor are you, I bet. I am making no judgement about your on-hand stock of sanitizer and cleaning wipes. This is not about what’s in the pantry, but rather about what we’re going to have in life and what we’ll be doing going forward.

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In the grand scheme of things, Grandma Domenick was probably hazardous to our health as children. She smoked harder than the steamer that brought her to America as a 4-year-old girl from Naples. Her colorful penchant for cursing in Italian earned nickels on her ocean passage as entertainment…

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We know our children from that very first moment. Even before they are the size of a pea, we are talking to them, singing to them, cooing for them, performing for them. Who hasn’t read Dr. Seuss to a belly button?

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One of my favorite movies from the 1980s is “Moscow on the Hudson.” Robin Williams is a Russian musician playing saxophone in a traveling circus when he defects while in New York City.

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The temperature may now reliably be less than 90 degrees, the longleaf pines are shedding their brown needles in fall’s breeze, and college football’s marquee matches are piling up. For me, that signals that election season is in full throttle.

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College football kicked off in full force Saturday, and continues tonight and Monday night. But if you’re like me and the parent of a kid playing football, you know the past month has been replete with practices, jamborees and lots of sweaty laundry.

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Over the past couple of weeks, I and Pilot Publisher David Woronoff have fielded questions from folks about the paper’s Letters to the Editor section of the Opinion page. We’ve been asked — in ways ranging from polite to incredulous — what our standards are for publishing letters we receive.