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Caring enough to participate

School is out, Memorial Day has passed and summer has arrived in an even numbered year. This signals, among other things, the beginning of the campaign season for elections. The deadline for filing as a candidate in the midterm primary elections was...

 

Space ain't what it used to be

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade (the 1960s) and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Talk is cheap (or free), until it's not

“Somewhere along the line we started misinterpreting the First Amendment and this idea of the freedom of speech the amendment grants us. We are free to speak as we choose without fear of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 30, 2018

The perks and pitfalls of celebrity

When writing a column, way too often, I start on a topic and as I put the idea in words, I find myself waylaid by another theme. Then I realize I want to do a column on the new concept. So the other...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Where did the water cooler go?

At one time (not that long ago) there were three major television stations (okay, four if you count PBS) and everyone watched something on one of those stations. The next day, workers would “gather...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Plans vs. life: Finding happiness in the mix

The novelist and satirist Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, once said, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” The month of May has reached the halfway point and...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Cure 'round the world

I thought I had beaten the flu season again this year. Last year I had one day where I had gotten the inklings of being under the weather and I dosed myself with vitamins and rest. It worked and I...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 2, 2018

All wrapped up: The origin of toilet paper

You were warned. I mentioned in my last column I would be writing about the origins of toilet paper. It was kind of a goof—but then I thought, “what the hey?” When I looked up information on...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 25, 2018

Out of the shadows

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw *** “Don’t even try to outwork your mother. You’ll never be able to.” It is the first weekend in...

 

The biggest part of dieting is 'die'

My mother has been telling me for several years, as you get older, the weight just doesn’t come off as easy when you were younger. I figured this out without her prophetic words as I noticed my...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Keeping public lands in public hands

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. ~John Muir *** Growing up, it is safe to say that I was a little averse to the outdoors. I was more content to be inside either playi...

 

Clearing the cobwebs III

Hi! You have reached the mind of Keith. He's not here right now (if ever), but if you could leave a message after the beep, he will put it first on his list to slowly percolate into his...

 

Cub scratches out a year

I am a person who, more or less, looks back at his life in eras. The dictionary defines era as a long and distinct period of history with a particular feature or characteristic; a system of chronology...

 

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