The poignancy of funerary displays

The poignancy of funerary displays

For generations, those who mourn the passing of others have tried in some public displays to honor the memory of the departed. The practice goes all t...

August 26th, 2022 |  


Long ago memories for the soul

Long ago memories for the soul

The horn blew and we knew son Greg and his family had arrived for the weekend. I stood in the garage as he unloaded his Mustang and unpacked his belon...

August 25th, 2022 |  


How to stay relatively safe online

How to stay relatively safe online

On the subject of free broadcast OTA (over-the-air) TV, Nextgen TV (also known as ATSC 3.0) has been rolling out nationally. It enhances the quality o...

August 24th, 2022 |  



A not so modest proposal

A not so modest proposal

About a year ago as reports were coming out about the flow shortages in the Colorado River and its potential effects downstream in Nevada, Arizona and...

August 23rd, 2022 |  


Home is what you know

Home is what you know

I sometimes envy people who have a family home to return to, a place where they grew up, where their parents or even their grandparents lived.The clos...

August 22nd, 2022 |  


Working to keep all of us safe

Working to keep all of us safe

On most days I attend daily Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Columbkille, and afterwards, take a ride in the countryside. I often drive to Port William, past the...

August 18th, 2022 |  


Cutting the paid TV cord

Cutting the paid TV cord

Recently, I was away from home for a week so I took that opportunity to actually use many of the services I’ve written about in the past few wee...

August 17th, 2022 |  


Industrial policy: Right or wrong

Industrial policy: Right or wrong

What is “industrial policy”? The simple answer is: When a national government subsidizes certain industries that it believes are essential...

August 16th, 2022 |  


Marta and me and Piccolina

Marta and me and Piccolina

I was walking down an old street in an old part of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Brightly colored wooden doors lined the streets. There was no indica...

August 15th, 2022 |  


Today’s society could take a lesson

Today’s society could take a lesson

It was the kind of neighborhood where every kid should fortunate enough to spend part of their childhood. It was a different time, for sure, but think...

August 12th, 2022 |