Fritz Groszkruger

09/16/2014 - 1:53pm
Wasting time at the new faucet Our old faucet leaked and we bought one that had a sprayer hose coming out of the spout. It could either spray or run a solid stream. Then as I was thinking I needed something to read while waiting for the teapot to fill, it occurred to me how much I missed the leaky one. This new thing only puts out 1.5 gallons per minute of water per EPA mandate. The thing is...
07/01/2014 - 11:28am
Logging Camp Society Here is the third in the four-part Alaska vacation series. Thought it was three, didn't you? Last week was the mechanics, or workings of logging camp. Now, the people. Holy cow, this is 38 years ago. Forgive me if you were there and find my facts don't ring true. It rains most of the time in Southeast Alaska...
06/24/2014 - 11:33am
Logging Camp This column is a continuation of last week's story of my trip to work in Alaska. I am writing this story to give background to the opinions expressed in The Alternative. There is no such thing as unbiased news. The messenger's background is as important as the message itself. So as you read The Alternative be mindful of...
06/17/2014 - 2:38pm
Lasting impressions of a summer vacation Our chickens are coming home to roost in Iraq. The slaughter and disruption of so many people's lives is incomprehensible to us. I cannot imagine the terror of cruise missiles and tanks sweeping across our country by some super power because we have a dictatorial leader from which we need to be...
06/03/2014 - 11:44am
Tragic VA scandal should deliver a broader lesson I have this friend who is a military veteran. He doctors at the VA and even helps shuttle disabled vets to the hospital. I've never heard a negative comment from him on the service at the Veterans Administration. No matter how well-administered, it is the people who make any business...
05/20/2014 - 2:00pm
A nation of immigrants Two weeks ago there was a letter to the Hampton Chronicle pointing out the negative consequences of the increasing Latino population. In response, there were four letters to the editor and a short editorial by the publisher. The lady who wrote about the bad side of our immigrant population mentioned several examples...
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