It’s not just here — the weather is bad everywhere

Last week I took advantage of a work opportunity to escape our dreary spring weather for someplace else. Unfortunately, that place was Boston. While...

A political ax murder

It was implausible that FBI Director James Comey was fired in May 2017 for actions committed in July 2016 — the rationale contained in...

On becoming somewhat of an internet sensation

Click here to see our lightsaber duel.When I agreed to have a Star Wars-inspired lightsaber duel with my new husband at our wedding reception this...

Jades are in, in memory of Mom

Jade: a green bean perfect for home gardens.Mom: a queen of green bean canning.Brother: a Three Sisters gardener; introducer of Jade.Now that introductions conclude,...

May is Mental Health Month

With May being national Mental Health Month, the Behavior and Recovery Resource Center of Wells County would like to remind the community of what...

‘Animal House’ governance

“But what good came of it at last?”Quoth little Peterkin.“Why that I cannot tell,” said he,“But ‘twas a famous victory.”-- Robert Southey“The Battle of...

The Executive Branch: Much more than just the White House

Our founders drafted a Constitution that created a national government with three branches: the legislative, the judicial and the executive branches. There are checks...

Macron won —now comes the hard part

The voters of France acted responsibly and decently on Sunday. But they also sent a warning. France’s new president-elect is Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist...

Some thoughts on full employment

The U.S. unemployment rate is currently sitting at the bottom of the range of estimates for something economist call “full employment.” This full employment...

The Hillary interview: Cold porridge

Watching Hillary Clinton answer questions from Christiane Amanpour for 44 minutes is not exactly torture; it’s more like being forced to swallow a gallon...