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Panic buying shines a bright light on the lack of alternatives

Last week I wrote about a chicken shortage affecting fast food restaurants, both locally and across the country. I wrote about it because it was ... Read more

Reminiscing on 50 years of employment

In a just a matter of just a couple of weeks, the end of May will be upon us. Really, that’s not all that big ... Read more

Chicken shortage can lead to new experiences

Are you the kind of person who orders the same thing every time you go to a restaurant? Or do you like to sample the ... Read more

Farewell, congratulations, and welcome back

There’s a lot of movement going on locally, so let’s get right to it! First is a bit of bittersweet news to report. After nearly ... Read more

The two kinds of hobbies

I was thinking recently about the days when I used to go rabbit hunting with a good group of family and friends. From the time ... Read more

Police accountability is desperately needed

To the Editor: When I hear news reports about fatal encounters between the police and Blacks, I reminisce about an experience indelibly etched in my ... Read more

Beware of flying fish and turtles!

Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 also brought us, among other oddities, murder hornets as well as the mysterious appearance of a metal monolith in ... Read more

‘Away, you mouldy rogue, away!’ and other Shakespeare swears

The latter part of April always gets me thinking about William Shakespeare. While no one knows his exact date of birth, he was baptized on ... Read more

The life you save may be your own

Abusing someone you profess to love is not normal behavior. Unfortunately, it occurs round-the-clock, each day of the week. Based on statewide data collected by ... Read more

Just some thoughts about opinions this week

I must admit that some weeks it’s very hard to try to come up with a topic to write about here. There are always a ... Read more

Family, football, old Joe, beer & doughnuts

A lot of information to pass along this week so let’s start off with the all-important stuff – an update on my wife’s recovery from ... Read more

Be mindful of one-sided relationships, especially online

Earlier this week, a member of a relatively popular Japanese boy band announced he was leaving his group. He will remain with the same talent ... Read more

On the mend thanks to “Dr. Wizard”

We’re off to see the Wizard….only without a yellow brick road, Dorothy, Toto, Auntie Em, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the Munchkins, ... Read more

Stick the landing to avoid sour endings

If you watch gymnastics competitions during the Olympics or whenever else they’re on TV, you’ve heard the commentators emphasize how important it is to “stick ... Read more

Container ships connect our global world

Back when I was in high school, I used to spend a week each summer down at Fort Caswell which is the site of a ... Read more

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