Try not to think about it: One dad’s wisdom

Any time I was hurt as a child — splinters in my eye, hammer to my thumb, molten pipe on my lip — my...

Can Democrats rise to Trump’s challenge?

The most striking aspect of the vast and swiftly organized movement against Donald Trump is how little it had to do with the Democratic...

What you don’t hear about the ‘Gas Hike’ bill

Unfortunately, in today’s “establishment politics,” constituents don’t get to hear the whole truth but only the “spin” that legislators want them to hear. It’s...

The psychology of bird feeding

A difficult struggle with mental wellbeing can result from the lingering weeks of a dark, cold winter, and can amplify the downtrodden. It’s known...

America’s predictable pension crisis

Some American disasters come as bolts from the blue  — the stock market crash of October 1929, Pearl Harbor, the designated hitter, 9/11. Others...

Vice President Pence should stand up for the press

Will the real Mike Pence please stand up? Is our vice president the one who, as Indiana governor, attempted to create a state-run news agency...

What’s happening in Sweden

As if on cue, riots broke out in a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm as soon as the media mocked President Donald Trump for...

Enjoying Phoenix’s weather while never leaving home

Running outside two times in the past three days. Driving a golf cart around the east and west sides of Bluffton. Cooking hamburgers, hotdogs and steak...

Flynn and Russia: Air it out

In an environment where every day has felt like a month and almost every news cycle has something that the media consider a potentially...

The last thing they tell you is what the price will...

“What’ll it cost, man? What’ll it cost?”The key plot point in the funniest movie ever made — “Blazing Saddles,” if you had other ideas...