Doing what’s best is not always easy

Doing what’s best is not always easy

Being a parent, to say the very least, is a rollercoaster ride filled with unexpected twists and turns and innumerable ups and downs. But it’s a...

October 13th, 2015 |  


Term limits, Tom Horst, plaza meetings

Term limits, Tom Horst, plaza meetings

A few political tidbits this week…Downside of term limitsIssue 1, a statewide ballot initiative, would change the way state legislative district...

October 12th, 2015 updated: October 12th, 2015. |  


Isn’t that just bombdigity?

Isn’t that just bombdigity?

Sometimes, it’s hard for me to remember a world before the Internet. I grew up in such a time – well, sort of. It was a time at least befo...

October 7th, 2015 |  


The Big 5 ready for Halloween

The Big 5 ready for Halloween

GA: Today my guest by telephone is Count Dracula, the infamous Transylvanian vampire. October is still his big month each year as he leads his monster...

October 5th, 2015 updated: October 5th, 2015. |  


What I learned from banned books

What I learned from banned books

As a self-proclaimed word-nerd, I have only one thing to say: “Happy Banned Books Week!”Book banning seems to be a topic that inspires eit...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Pinterest not the place for my parenting

Pinterest not the place for my parenting

I’ve written about my childhood a time or two and I’m having another go at it. That was your warning should you have zero desire to hear a...

September 29th, 2015 |  


The leadership vacuum will be filled

The leadership vacuum will be filled

A vacuum in leadership will always be filled, although not always by those who should be leading. That’s why it’s important that the Paint...

September 28th, 2015 |  


Undead lurch in dreams, somewhere

Undead lurch in dreams, somewhere

A couple weeks ago I dreamed of zombies. That is odd since I don’t tend to partake in anything in which the subject matter is zombies unless, of...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


On the topic of open government

On the topic of open government

Two stories last week spoke to the issue of openness in government and accountability by public officials, each representing opposite ends of the spec...

September 21st, 2015 |  


The old clock on the wall

The old clock on the wall

We called them the old clock on the wall, and they were as reliable as any Rolex.When I was in grades 7-12 in the Hillsboro City Schools, we did not h...

September 18th, 2015 updated: September 18th, 2015. |