Been a week that makes you do some thunking

In a year of unprecedented “whodathunks” it is dangerous to make any further predictions — several of which I heard news commentators make this...

Flying the unfriendly skies

I’m old enough to remember when traveling by plane did not require protective headgear. In an effort to prove it is the worst corporate entity...

‘We need to do something about it’

In wrapping up a vigorous, fast-moving interview with State Rep. Matt Lehman over lunch a couple weeks ago, he was asked if there were...

My OCD and Thanksgiving traditions

I don’t need a doctor to tell me I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I am reminded every Thanksgiving. For example, when I peel a potato,...

Not a complaint. Just the world changing

Seems like I do an awful lot of complaining in this Saturday spot. But it was just a simple question. Called the local phone number...

Time to kill? Consider sitting in traffic

If you suddenly find yourself with too much time on your hands, consider a road trip. Nothing serves to remind us how fleeting time...

Are nostalgic and ridiculous insights ‘fake news’?

There have been some lamentations in this Saturday space of late about my frustrations with the term “fake news” and how that has developed...

Looking a little beyond Wells’ 2016 Top 10 stories

So who determines the top story of the year at The News-Banner? A friend asked that question last week as we were talking about Wells...

From Russia, with … clean, united smiles

It’s not every day you get to meet someone from Russia ...

False garlic bicentennial find

The new wildflower discovery at Angelkeep shined like a beacon from a lighthouse across Angelpond. Its size should not have allowed the bloom to...