It was murder … we thought

It was murder … we thought

It was a little before midnight, and the credits for Raymond Chandler’s movie “Farewell, My Lovely” had just rolled as my wife, Bren...

May 15th, 2019 |  


Gathering at the death of a goose

Gathering at the death of a goose

It was Josh who said we can usually ignore this stuff, but not when it happens at our front door.That’s where the Canada goose died late the oth...

May 14th, 2019 |  


Be prepared for life

Be prepared for life

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt delivered the commencement address at the University of Wisconsin-Madison over the weekend and delivered what I...

May 13th, 2019 updated: May 13th, 2019. |  



Help us honor others

Help us honor others

It almost does not seem possible that it has been 10 years since Pam Stricker walked into my office and told me The Times-Gazette needed to start a Hi...

May 10th, 2019 |  


Hoping for an ‘endless’ summer

Hoping for an ‘endless’ summer

I don’t remember much about my last official day of high school — and probably not just because it was, quite literally, more than half a ...

May 9th, 2019 |  


A tribute to a beloved teacher

Out of the five choirs that Hillsboro could boast of, well, at least until the end of March, only the symphonic choir performed Tuesday night. The sev...

May 8th, 2019 |  


Just fine in ‘our little world’

Just fine in ‘our little world’

The other night while watching YouTube I heard a song by country singer Tom T. Hall called “Our Little World.” He sang of the tranquility ...

May 8th, 2019 |  


Civil forfeiture should end

Civil forfeiture should end

Our nation has some pretty absurd laws. For example, the federal government has declared the importation of crocodile feet to be illegal if done in op...

May 7th, 2019 |  


Mothers are special

Mothers are special

I remember thinking that Mom would always be there. Even shortly after my Father’s funeral when without her knowledge I heard her praying in the...

May 6th, 2019 |  


A promise finally kept

A promise finally kept

After somewhere around 37 years, a lost class ring is finally on its way back to its original owner.Last week in this space I wrote about keeping a pr...

May 3rd, 2019 |