10/18/2016 - 4:01pm
No good choice
I'd hate to own a bumper sticker company right now. “None of the above” just doesn't cut it when we are struggling to be positive. I've shied away from the presidential election in this column because my optimistic side wants to believe it doesn't matter.
10/04/2016 - 2:48pm
I was 10 years old and under the covers with my transistor radio; my folks thought I was asleep. When they looked, they saw a lump under those covers but I was really at the game. Vin Scully had taken me there. Vinny's retirement makes us remember all he has done for us. Transistor radios filled in the blanks at...
09/20/2016 - 4:36pm
I am constantly bombarded with email forwards about the dastardly deeds and potential dangers of Islamic extremism and other foreign interlopers.
A wall on the Mexican border has become the popular solution. This will supposedly protect American workers from the unfair competition of...
09/06/2016 - 11:07am
The Real Culprit
Back in the old days we had a barn. The hay mow was where hay was stored on the upper level. There was usually plenty of loose hay to play in and an ideal place for a bumble bee nest. The kids were up there playing and stumbled onto a nest of bumble bees. Since Gretch is allergic to bee stings, Karl...
08/23/2016 - 12:22pm
Time to delegislate
Iowa Representative, Ken Rizer, has introduced legislation to add law enforcement to the growing list of groups who elicit stiffer penalties when they are victims of hate crimes. The bill is referred to as the “blue lives matter” bill. So far there is no mention of what this will mean for the...