Life Happens:Passing on the musical torch

Life Happens:Passing on the musical torch

A legacy to be proud of.Music has always been a big part of my life.I guess that would be an understatement.Again, as pointed out in previous columns,...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Gloria has strong peelings about apple season

Gloria has strong peelings about apple season

Apple season is still upon us. Not only are apples in season in the local orchards but also in our kitchen. To my way of thinking, there are endless p...

October 20th, 2017 |  


In between warm weather and cold

In between warm weather and cold

We’re headed for cold weather. I don’t claim it’s here just yet but the cool (borderline frigid) mornings, shorter days, and turning...

October 20th, 2017 |  


Why did I get up this morning?

Why did I get up this morning?

All day long, I’ve had this burning question in my mind. One of those questions you just cannot shake and as the day progressed, it loomed large...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Is it live or is it Memorex?

Is it live or is it Memorex?

A number of years ago, when reel-to-reel tape players were a big thing on the electronics market, one magnetic recording tape company, Memorex, came o...

October 19th, 2017 |  


A hard look at U.S. military strength

A hard look at U.S. military strength

If you were asked to rate the readiness levels of the U.S. military, what would you say?For this exercise, assume you have a scale with five choices: ...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Demanding answers from Wells Fargo and Equifax

Demanding answers from Wells Fargo and Equifax

The story has become all too familiar: A big financial institution screws up. Executives walk away with millions of dollars. Tens of millions of Ameri...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Men and sexual assault

Men and sexual assault

“I am over the passivity of good men. Where the hell are you? You live with us, make love with us, father us, befriend us, brother us, get nurtu...

October 16th, 2017 |  


We are asking for it

We are asking for it

Do we really have to go over this again? It hardly seems possible that, once more, people need to be reminded that women do not bring on or invite sex...

October 16th, 2017 |  


It’s what we do that counts

It’s what we do that counts

I’ve been reminded recently of the old cowboy song, “Home on the Range.” You know the line, “Where never is heard a discouragi...

October 13th, 2017 |