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How you are is up to you

How you are is up to you

I have a happy friend. “If you have to be in a mood,” he says, “it might as well be a good one.”

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Kelly Addy

Kelly Addy

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Gazette responds to city's lawsuit in an effort to see documents

Gazette responds to city's lawsuit in an effort to see documents

The City of Billings and The Billings Gazette are headed to court in a dispute over documents related to a possible mishandling, misuse or misappropriation in the city’s Solid Waste Division.

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How to be successful at 100

How to be successful at 100

I have lately attended my first two 100th birthday parties. I am looking for clues on how they did it. Luck and health are essential parts of it, but there is more.

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In a world of pain, love brings a bit of perfection

In a world of pain, love brings a bit of perfection

Love doesn’t happen to you. You happen to it.

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Don't hurry into the new year

Don't hurry into the new year

Coming to the end of a year, people feel a healthy inclination to look at a year as a whole. We take the long view.

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Looking for bits of light in a dark time

Looking for bits of light in a dark time

The summer after 9/11, I began the course of study for my local pastor’s license at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. I finished this summer.

October 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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The story that still changes lives today

The story that still changes lives today

Montana’s first Methodist missionary, William Wesley Van Orsdel, started an orphanage in Helena in 1909. The Montana Deaconess School evolved into a center for restoring hope to severely abused children.

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Vacant building 'taken over'; neighbors air complaints

Vacant building 'taken over'; neighbors air complaints

Neighbors of a building on Grand Avenue that has been in legal limbo for years say the property has become a haven for transients.

July 08, 2013 8:23 pm Photos

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Worry won't get you very far

Worry won't get you very far

We live in an anxious time in an anxious world. Why do we worry? Because things are so good we can afford to.

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What it all comes down to in the end

What it all comes down to in the end

A man named Bill who died at 93, someone I didn’t know, requested that I do his funeral.

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How we live life is up to each of us

How we live life is up to each of us

In Calgary last month, I watched people wait for the light to change before they crossed the street. No car was coming. No policeman watched. They just waited.

September 08, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Perspective: Make sure to appreciate your mother

Perspective: Make sure to appreciate your mother

Our mothers are all the world to us. They carry us into it. They care for us when we are helpless. They nurture us with who they are. They worry.

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Perspective: Consider wisely the story of your life

Perspective: Consider wisely the story of your life

I have a little sign next to my cozy chair at home that says, “Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.”

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Gazette opinion: Library needs to build up sense of security

Keeping the peace in public libraries requires much more than shooshing talking patrons.

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Gazette opinion: Document shows city accountability gap

This is the press release that the city of Billings ought to have issued more than a year ago:

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Judge denies city motion to withhold police document

A judge has denied a motion by the city of Billings to withhold an internal police document ordered released two weeks ago by the Montana Supreme Court.

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City asks judge to withhold internal police document

An attorney for the city of Billings filed a motion Tuesday asking a District Court judge to withhold an internal Police Department document that the Montana Supreme Court ordered released two weeks ago.

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For soldiers and civilians, life doesn't always make sense

For soldiers and civilians, life doesn't always make sense

It is inviting to adopt a purely transactional view of God’s purposes in this world. We reason that if we are good and God loves us, bad things should not happen. We should prosper. We should be happy.

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Faith & values: The saddest president we ever had

Faith & values: The saddest president we ever had

Our deepest beliefs, the ones we cannot even explain, we tend to tell as stories.

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