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Until this column, there haven’t been a lot of men’s fashion breakthroughs to talk about in the past, say, 57 years.

By Wil Williams October 15, 2019
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I had occasion recently to interview the ‘Mysterious Mr. Q.’ We met in a room with black-out shades over the windows.

By Wil Williams October 8, 2019
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I was preparing my breakfast of gruel/oatmeal the other day.

By Wil Williams October 1, 2019
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You did it, again, Chino Valley and Paulden!

By Wil Williams September 24, 2019
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The average life span of the American male is 76 years.

By Wil Williams September 17, 2019
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Enough with the socks, ties, belts, aftershave and underwear as birthday, Christmas and Father’s Day gifts.

By Wil Williams September 11, 2019
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Patricia Earle knows something about horses. She grew up with horses in California.

By Wil Williams September 3, 2019
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I think it’s time for the concept of “level” to go. For years, in business and in business advertising, I’ve heard about taking it to the next level. What’s wrong with the level I’m already comfortable with?

By Wil Williams August 28, 2019
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When Hans Vang was 11 years old, he helped his Danish grandmother make bread and prepare meals for the family.

By Wil Williams August 27, 2019
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I know an amusing joke featuring an interview between Noel Coward and William Shakespeare.

By Wil Williams August 20, 2019
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Some years ago, I met a fellow by the name of Bill McMahan. He’s the guy who tortured me with physical therapy exercises as I recovered from shoulder and hip replacement surgeries. I hasten to add that due to his diligence and knowledge, as well as the skill of the surgeon, both replacement procedures were totally successful.

By Wil Williams August 14, 2019
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Half this column will be serious. Half won’t be. It’s up to you to decide which half is which.

By Wil Williams August 13, 2019
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I recently met with Chuck Wynn, Chino Valley Chief of Police.

By Wil Williams August 6, 2019
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It was a windy day in late April when I strolled into the Mad Dog Saloon.

By Wil Williams July 17, 2019
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Terry and his wife, Christina, immigrated to the U.S. from South Africa, in 2005. I spoke with him recently to ask why.

By Wil Williams July 16, 2019
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Neighbor Phil drew my attention to a quote recently that read, “Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school.

By Wil Williams July 9, 2019
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It’s no secret that I love movies and TV series set in the Old West. I was, therefore, emotionally aflutter when I discovered that our cable programming included a 24/7 Western channel.

By Wil Williams July 1, 2019
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Growing up I had no brothers and one sister. I’ve never mourned being part of a small family. But I mourn today. Based on 2017 statistics, I mourn that I have over 325 million brothers and sisters in this country, but we’re not close.

By Wil Williams June 24, 2019
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In a recent column, I sought to realize my full true life’s potential by offering my services as a national spokesman for some product, service or whatever else. My supplication fell on uncaring ears, it seems.

By Wil Williams June 18, 2019
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Fifty-three years ago, I came into the possession of a wooden footlocker, courtesy of the U.S. Army.

By Wil Williams June 4, 2019
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There are mystical forces at work in the universe. One of them that receives too little attention is the verity that if two of something make up a set, one will always be missing.

By Wil Williams May 28, 2019
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Father Fred has been the pastor at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church here in Chino Valley since 2003....

By Wil Williams May 20, 2019
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Throughout history, we’ve learned about famous people who made significant contributions to the world’s societies. But I ask you, just how much do we know of these personalities? Who were they, really?

By Wil Williams May 13, 2019
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This is the first of a two-column report on how a Navy airman survived almost seven years as a POW in North Vietnam from 1966 to 1973.

By Wil Williams May 8, 2019
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Whether on a personal or national basis, we have faced tragedies before.

By Wil Williams May 7, 2019
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I’ve decided it’s time for some self-improvement. I could take a class on something. I could read a non-fiction book...

By Wil Williams April 30, 2019
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I’m amazed by a variety of things in life: the love of a devoted wife (even though it took three attempts to experience it); the lifelong loyalty of a dog; the warmth and power of the sun, which is over 93 million miles away (an orbit average); and, the frigid Phoenix Suns’ inability to reach the NBA finals in the past 25 years.

By Wil Williams April 24, 2019
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We’ve all seen movies, TV shows or read books about a person who is down and out, but through grit and doggedness has overcome the challenges and become fantastically successful....

By Wil Williams April 23, 2019
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During the course of my life, I’ve noticed that when children don’t get their way, they want to change the rules.

By Wil Williams April 15, 2019
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The title of this column was misleading as soon as I wrote it. I suspect that most folks already know Scott Bruner, director of the Chino Valley Library.

By Wil Williams April 8, 2019
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Life doesn’t have to be as complicated and convoluted as it is.

By Wil Williams April 3, 2019
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I’m always stunned when an investigative congressional committee asks a witness a question about some innocuous event that transpired several years previously....

By Wil Williams March 25, 2019
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I’m outraged that as a popcorn enthusiast also of the most energetic proportions, I didn’t know there was a National Popcorn Day until I heard about it on the radio.

By Wil Williams March 20, 2019
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Nothing is predictable in today’s world. Well, except for a young boy’s curiosity. ...

By Wil Williams March 19, 2019
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I wish to announce that I am available to be a spokesman for a national TV advertising campaign. For one thing, I can fake sincerity as well as anyone...

By Wil Williams March 11, 2019
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I’ve finally cleaned up my act, but it may be too late. When we had two or three dogs in the house, I spent a fair amount of time discussing important issues with them.

By Wil Williams March 4, 2019
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It was another quiet celebration of the New Year this year. Oh, we did join with some neighborhood friends to usher in the new calendar page, but most of us were comatose long before the magic ball/boot, or whatever else fell.

By Wil Williams January 2, 2019
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The Democrat Party has just streamlined our legal system.

By Wil Williams November 21, 2018
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When you turned 50 years of age, you may not have made a big deal out of it. But that’s not the case with Chino Valley.

By Wil Williams November 20, 2018
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In the spring of that year, 19-year-old Tommy went to war. It was his choice to join the army, even though he knew he’d be sent into an armed conflict overseas.

By Wil Williams September 25, 2018
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I’m growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of quality public discourse of the last few years.

By Wil Williams September 25, 2018
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Passion is an important thing. I’m not talking about the heavy-breathing kind in the backseat of a two-tone 1957 Chevy.

By Wil Williams September 18, 2018
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I like to keep things in my life simple. When I go to the barbershop here in Chino Valley, I (almost) always ask for the same type of haircut.

By Wil Williams August 7, 2018
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The answer to the question of who invented the man purse should be an easy one.

By Wil Williams July 17, 2018
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