Flipping through a lifetime of clips

Flipping through a lifetime of clips

(This column brought to you by scissors.)Here’s something we should do more: Thank you for reading our newspaper.We also appreciate you reading ...

July 11th, 2019 |  


We’re never too far from Galway Bay

We’re never too far from Galway Bay

The irrepressible nature of the sea has handed down seafaring lore, each one as curious as the next.Hank Snow, the classic country music star, was bor...

July 10th, 2019 |  


Braiding hair minus license is a crime

Braiding hair minus license is a crime

There are far too many laws in our nation. Sometimes these laws are the result of sensible legislation born from public need. More often our laws are ...

July 9th, 2019 |  



To be one with technology

To be one with technology

For the last 20 years or so, I have been aware that technology may be leaving my ability to grasp its full meaning behind. However, with each passing ...

July 8th, 2019 |  


Pee, paddings and ‘where?’

Pee, paddings and ‘where?’

If it happened to you, would you tell your classmates, decades after the fact, how a teacher made you wet your pants in the sixth grade?My 40-year cla...

July 5th, 2019 |  


Watch: Running down a dream

Watch: Running down a dream

Each year, a few days after my birthday I undergo my annual physical, a procedure that produces the usual bit of apprehension.I’m always relieve...

July 4th, 2019 |  


Working to maintain our freedom

Working to maintain our freedom

We charge you, King George, with “a long train of abuses” designed to “establish an absolute tyranny over these states.” Our 1...

July 2nd, 2019 |  


My country and my flag

My country and my flag

Born out of tyranny my country and my flag is flown, respected and is often feared by those all around the globe who seek to tear down her ideals. Bor...

July 1st, 2019 |  


Oh, those high school days

Oh, those high school days

Was it coincidence or something more, I wondered, last weekend as I sorted through some of my father-in-law’s old pictures with two of his daugh...

June 28th, 2019 |  


Turtles can bring us together

Turtles can bring us together

I joined my community’s Facebook group during this spring’s (failed) school bond issue campaign. I got what I expected – passion, di...

June 27th, 2019 |