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After months of conflict, a day of peace

Consider the many events and issues that pushed us all apart during the last few months: a presidential election; several polarizing votes on such measures as gay marriage and legalized marijuana, to name but two; a grinding foreign war that no one would have imagined we’d still be waging more than ten years later; the random killing of innocents that sparked an ongoing verbal slugfest on gun control.

How would one describe this contentious period? As a hockey player, the only metaphor that fits is a benches-clearing brawl.

Ironically, this became more evident while

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