Should we take Trump seriously?

Should we take Trump seriously?

Is Donald Trump the real deal, or will his presidential quest end up more like that of Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan?My guess is that by the end of the ...

August 3rd, 2015 updated: August 3rd, 2015. |  


‘On the road again’

‘On the road again’

Willie Nelson croons in his popular (and often quoted) tune: “On the road again, just can’t wait to get back on the road again.”That...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Let’s talk about this marriage business

Let’s talk about this marriage business

Marriage, while a dirty word to some, has certainly been a hot topic of late, and I’m going to offer my two cents.Mirriam-Webster defines it as ...

July 28th, 2015 |  


The right to shoot, the sense not to

The right to shoot, the sense not to

The right to bear arms was so important in the minds of our Founding Fathers that they made it the Second Amendment, right after the First Amendment, ...

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  


I still like the cat better

I still like the cat better

If you have read this column much you know I have a love-hate relationship with a dog I “inherited” from my youngest son about three years...

July 24th, 2015 |  


Just a giddy girl on a staircase

Just a giddy girl on a staircase

On Sunday I was able to return to the school that means so much to so many of us, and I did something I haven’t done for more than two decades.T...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


From French fries to ‘chocodillas’

From French fries to ‘chocodillas’

“Oh, jeepers! That is good! Kids, eat up. Anything that tastes this good has to be good for you.”So says a mother porcupine to her three c...

July 22nd, 2015 updated: July 22nd, 2015. |  


‘2 for 1’ in politics is good

‘2 for 1’ in politics is good

At a farewell party for Pamela Stricker last week, one of the benefits of attending, besides the opportunity to wish Pam well in her new role as publi...

July 19th, 2015 updated: July 19th, 2015. |  


So that’s how it happens

So that’s how it happens

I’m not quite sure I understood what it all meant at the time, but I was soon to find out. I was 9 years old when my parents set me and my other...

July 17th, 2015 updated: July 17th, 2015. |  


Our visit to far away ‘Pickles’

Our visit to far away ‘Pickles’

When it comes to science my brother is the aficionado in our family. I can’t count how many times he’s begun a long explanation of this ph...

July 15th, 2015 |