Being the ‘gopher’ isn’t so bad

Being the ‘gopher’ isn’t so bad

It has been a stop-and-go kind of harvest, at least it has been on my dad’s farm this year.I don’t do much to help other than stay out of ...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Editorial roundup

Nov. 14, The New York Times on the House Judiciary Committee hearing where Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned:The House Judiciary Committee...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Turmoil in Zimbabwe

Turmoil in Zimbabwe

One of the most interesting and perhaps intriguing events of the early 21st century is happening right now and it’s something that very few peop...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Tax plan just a money grab for corporations

Tax plan just a money grab for corporations

Republicans are pushing a huge corporate tax cut bill through Congress. You might’ve seen a lot of coverage trying to sort out “who wins&#...

November 15th, 2017 |  


The Japanese ladies’ lesson

The Japanese ladies’ lesson

When I look out of my kitchen window I can see the back of Miho’s house. For a long time after she was gone, when evening’s darkness would...

November 14th, 2017 |  


What’s cooking? Food for thought

What’s cooking? Food for thought

In addition to teaching part-time at my local community college, I teach telecommunication employees. My predominant focus is literature and writing, ...

November 14th, 2017 |  


Why most evangelicals don’t condemn Trump

Evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump in overwhelming numbers. Evangelical support for the president remains relatively firm; indeed, even as ...

November 12th, 2017 |  


Gun control shouldn’t be this hard

Gun control shouldn’t be this hard

Before the gun lobby or its sycophants in Congress bring out their usual talking points for why we can’t ever have common sense gun reform, I...

November 12th, 2017 |  


Don’t hibernate … educate

Don’t hibernate … educate

Dreading the onset of winter and your tendency to sleep more, eat comfort foods, and gain a few pounds? Bored with the same circle of family and frien...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Nov. 1, The New York Times on an attack in Manhattan that left eight people dead:Murderous attacks by a brooding “lone wolf” attacker or f...

November 8th, 2017 |