Pictures are reminders of Angel

Pictures are reminders of Angel

I used to have a friend who lived in Paris.Paris is expensive. Angel bought the largest apartment she could afford, and it was tiny. But, because it w...

November 15th, 2021 |  


Who needs a bestie? Just be a friend

Who needs a bestie? Just be a friend

My 13-year-old is struggling with a particular label right now. She can’t decide who her best friend is, or even who her primary friend group is...

November 12th, 2021 |  


The death of shirts and skins

The death of shirts and skins

Certainly, there’s no dispute that how both the young and the old play their games has changed over the years, from my most active playing days ...

November 11th, 2021 |  



Wealth disparity in America

Wealth disparity in America

Fortune Magazine reported last month that according to new data from the Federal Reserve, the “Top 1 percent of U.S. households hold 15 times mo...

November 9th, 2021 |  


Troubling seasonal rumors

Troubling seasonal rumors

I have been studying up on frightening holiday rumors and found some surprises. There is apparently no evidence that any child has ever been poisoned ...

November 8th, 2021 |  


Inmate who died, and lived again

Inmate who died, and lived again

Many years ago, a couple of days before Halloween, the weather was dull and sunless, and the wind blew my deputy sheriff’s uniform like a sailor...

November 5th, 2021 |  


Let’s salute health care workers

Let’s salute health care workers

Sometime things go bump in the night and sometimes those things are us. When that happens, we’ve got one thing to say: “Thank you, health ...

November 4th, 2021 |  


My brain wasn’t ready for that

My brain wasn’t ready for that

Big shocker: I just found out after doing some very basic research that I wasn’t as smart a young man as I once thought.Did you know experts say...

November 3rd, 2021 |  


A ‘cold war’ with an imperial China

A ‘cold war’ with an imperial China

China just celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. One has to be impressed with the accelerated growth of the Chinese...

November 2nd, 2021 |  


A day spent with old friends

A day spent with old friends

I spent yesterday with old friends.It used to be that I would follow the use of “old friends” with the disclaimer that they were “no...

November 1st, 2021 |