05/31/2016 - 4:12pm
Time to prioritize
Much is made of the grave threat of Islamic extremism, but an ordinary day in Chicago where handguns are illegal puts Islamic terrorism in its place next to diesel exhaust as a threat to mankind.
People don’t like to find out they’ve been hoodwinked, so they react to...
05/17/2016 - 12:18pm
The failed hog plant project
Hogs paid for our farm. I remember hearing them called “the mortgage-lifter.” Now I know why.
They also provided our kids with responsibilities, something my aunt from California says is lacking in urban environments. Looking back, I wouldn’t have...
05/03/2016 - 1:48pm
The world is full of decent people
I was at a stopping place and decided to go over and see what Gardiner was doing. I would have called, but we couldn’t afford phones.
In fact, a pound of hamburger was beyond reach much of the time. Beans and rice contain all essential amino acids. A living...
04/26/2016 - 3:11pm
Notes on the local news
Every once in awhile the Chronicle has a couple of doozies. We are all busy, so oftentimes we can read a truly amazing news story and not think much more about it.
Last week there was a story about the Hampton Public Library and another story about a Mexican in an...
04/19/2016 - 4:12pm
46 years ago, I was a watermelon
I was in college in Oakland when Sen. Gaylord Nelson instigated Earth Day on a Wednesday in April so college students could participate to the fullest extent. They are malleable and the professors thought the cause was urgent enough that class could wait.