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 |  


Was it really that long ago

Was it really that long ago

A few days ago my grandson was asking for money for something I didn’t think he needed, so I told him maybe he should get a job.“I’m...

September 25th, 2015 |  


Superheroes and Greek cuisine

Superheroes and Greek cuisine

Author Laurie Colwin once said, “Without fellowship, life is not worth living.” And this past weekend has me thinking quite a bit about fe...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Our View: Good approach to city zoning issues

A Hillsboro Planning Commission meeting this week touched on city zoning laws and utility rules that have largely been ignored for many years.As repor...

September 23rd, 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. |  


‘The same as having wings’

‘The same as having wings’

This time last week I was probably evading Darth Vader as he tried to take a “rebel spy” from our Star Tours ship. Or, I might have been p...

September 16th, 2015 |