What once was common now often is not

What once was common now often is not

When it’s time to do sheets and towels in my crib, I always think of two people, my mom and my neighbor Suzanne Kelley. Now, my mother and my ve...

January 27th, 2022 |  


Doctor says eat your veggies

Doctor says eat your veggies

Dr. Katie Takayasu still loves a “really good steak,” she says.She just doesn’t think you should let it fill your plate.“What ...

January 26th, 2022 |  


A tale of two worlds

A tale of two worlds

Once upon a time, long, long ago, there was a “Faustian Bargain.” As the German legend would have it, that bargain was made with the devil...

January 25th, 2022 |  



Masking tape raised from the dead

Masking tape raised from the dead

“You’ll never guess what I did!” my husband, Peter, announced.“You’re right. I won’t,” I responded.“I ...

January 24th, 2022 |  


Glimpses of America, 1957

Glimpses of America, 1957

A couple of years ago, one of my sweet and gentle readers, Mary Crider, gave me a large stack of my favorite childhood magazine, Sports Illustrated, m...

January 21st, 2022 |  


The downfall of too much silence

The downfall of too much silence

I’ve always felt I do my best work with a crowd behind me.For the first decade in my career, I covered sports. It seemed like my finest stories ...

January 20th, 2022 |  


Drew Hastings publishes memoir

Drew Hastings publishes memoir

Former Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings has self-published through Caleb Hill Press “Chasing Drew Hastings, A Memoir”, a collection of person...

January 19th, 2022 |  


Inflation pandemic in 2022?

Inflation pandemic in 2022?

The news that the United States experienced an inflation rate of 7 percent over the past year was eye-opening. Layered over with the pandemic effects ...

January 18th, 2022 |  


You can never get enough broccoli

You can never get enough broccoli

“I bought more broccoli because I knew you were coming,” my mother informed me.You can never get enough broccoli, that is my belief.I am l...

January 17th, 2022 |  


One was in our kitchen and one was on the landing at the top of the stairs in my parents home when I was growing up. They were stationed on the wall a...

January 13th, 2022 |