Saturday, January 20, 2018

Where did the cat go? That’s a difficult question to answer

Introducing Duncan, the all-time King of Hide and Go Seek. He’s a cat who recently spent a few days in my house. I think that...

When ‘fake news’ is fake news. Or nothingburger

In some ways, it gets old. But it doesn’t. We wordsmiths look forward to the end-of-year lists about what words get the most “lookups” on...

Welcome to wherever you are

We’re less than a week into 2018. Is it too early to start complaining about what a lousy year it is? Currently my feet are...

Meet Cory, our sycamore lace bug

With New Year’s Day passed, the family tradition of porking-out on sandwich spread on white bread with a side of potato chips and dip...

Emptying the 2017 notepad and starting a new one

Time to clean out the reporter’s notepad from 2017 and start filling up another one as we welcome a new year. --- Some friends, colleagues and...

What ‘shocking news’ would you like to see in 2018?

Sometime this past year the Saturday edition of the Wall Street Journal began a new feature, producing a weekly news quiz. When I first...

Why Mayor Ellis is so happy; And more 2017 questions to...

There are year-end lists of this and that, awards for the worst or the best of the waning year. National, regional and your local publications...

Goodbye, 2017! Hello, 2018!

Let’s end 2017 with some good news: A Florida man is facing charges after brutalizing an ATM because (here’s the kicker, folks) it gave...

The best of 2017 at Angelkeep

• Top animal visitor to Angelkeep had to be a barred owl. He came for only a few hours, on a single day. Two...

We can all still do it: See life as a child

It’s been at least a couple years since I’ve read “A Christmas Carol” from front to back. Need to put that on next year’s...