March thunderstorms

March returns and with it the spring rains and with that the thunderstorms. Some can turn violent and dangerous. Some can cause damage to...

A fear realized: ‘Fake news’ has come home

“Fake news” has come home to roost on The News-Banner’s doorstep. And it only confirms my fears, as I have been increasingly troubled in how...

It all adds up to some junky junkie-ness

Being the news junkie I am, watching the evening news has always been a priority. My morning routine includes the first 15 minutes the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

It’s bold and aggressive. I like it.

It was one of those “strategery” meetings — I have always liked that word invented by President G.W. Bush.We were looking towards the future. It...

Just another ‘Manic Thursday’

You are reading this column on Friday, but I am writing it on Thursday. There are advantages to this type of situation, mostly related...