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Editor’s column

March and April used to bring a flood of phone calls to the office of an editor in the upper Midwest, where I spent much of my career. I used to call it the great battle of the bobbin’ robin. We would get literally scores of calls from people wanting

I attended Catholic grade school in the halcyon years when pastors wondered where they were going to put so many children. Our playground was so crowded the older boys were assigned a driveway that curved past a side entrance to the church and the rectory main entrance. We played unruly