Fifty first names only …

We’ve had our first blast of cold recently, and Tony texted to let me know he saw the evidence first-hand. “It’s cold! I was feeding peanuts to the chipmunks in my front yard Friday, and one ran through the open door and under my couch. True story … just happened.”[Read More…]

Fellowship one of life’s best gifts

The holidays are really upon us. This past week, Jim and I, along with our daughter, Gloria, attended the Lorane Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lorane Grange. It’s a tradition hosted by the Lorane Christian Church for many years, but it was put on hold during the pandemic and this[Read More…]

New England trip was one for the ages

My column has been silent for the past several weeks for several reasons, but the most important one, for Jim and me, was the preparation for and our actual long-anticipated eight-day vacation to New England for a “Fall Foliage” tour.  We signed on for this bus tour shortly after our[Read More…]

Hold Big Tech accountable for abusing local news

Local journalism is facing an existential crisis because of Big Tech’s abusive business tactics. In the early days of the internet, the news was something you had to go out of your way to find. Thanks to the rise of Big Tech companies like Google and Facebook, the news is[Read More…]