I understand there are pressing issues and people can’t seem to agree on anything, but I don’t know anything about President Trump’s trip to Asia.
I had a wrestling coach in middle school that eventually became my sociology teacher in high school. He began with teaching me the single leg takedown (something a wrestler of my size never relied on) to explaining how he grew up in the city and could never get used to the silence of falling…
“To workers I'm just another drone/ To Ma Bell I'm just another phone/ I'm just another statistic on a sheet/ I feel like a number/ I'm not a number/ Dammit I'm a man/ I said I'm a man” – lyric, Bob Seger, “Feel Like a Number”
As the summer continues to slide on by, it’s been interesting to watch the various machinations of the U.S. Congress as they try to solve the political, social and economic issues attached to healthcare.
When my daughter attended art school in the early part of the century, one of her instructors made a comment that entertainment was the leading manufacturing “product” being produced by our nation.
One way to consider fiction is as a tiny universe— a universe that we can relate to and live in, if the writing is compelling enough. It is a way in which we can feel a sense of control; we can read at our chosen pace, dedicate specific time to reading, and even put a story down if we feel t…
Last Friday, June 2, marked the 50th anniversary of the American release of what many, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, consider to be the most influential album of all time. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” hit the shelves and the airwaves, and the rest, as the saying goes, …
It’s not news that a good, long walk after a long day is healthy. I’d say we have it pretty good up here: lakes, pines, eagles. And, of course, all the trails that offer miles of mind-freeing expedition.
ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA— A man stood resting his weight on a rusted hoe, reviewing his work that occupies his portion of the planet – a mountain side overlooking Antigua. His ankles were hidden by... papaya? coffee? leaves, and his clothes were the color of earth.
“At a time when the Post Office is losing substantial revenue from the instantaneous flow of information by email and on the Internet, slowing mail service is a recipe for disaster.” — Bernie Sanders
The two candidates for state schools superintendent take different views on a lot of things. But one thing they emphatically agree on is the repeal of a law that bans districts from starting a new school year before Sept. 1.
“Oh, life is like that. Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at its zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us.” — Jean Shepherd
We live in an age of wonders and miracles, occurring around us so often that we take them for granted. With some microchips and a telephone line, you can communicate with people half a world away. Heck, you don’t even need a telephone line.