Category: Opinion

Taking a chance on a trip to France

?The world is a great book. Those who do not travel far from home read only the first page.? This quote presented by Brother Ron Luksic set the stage for a whirlwind weekend workshop I attended over Labor Day in Paris.

Read more ›

Grab a pencil, it’s time to write…

??As grown-ups, we have come to place undo importance on this thing called competence.? ?Chris Baty

Last
October, I wrote about a November event called NaNoWriMo. This year I?m
mentioning it again?a little earlier this time?to inform and prepare
anyone out there who might be interested in signing up in the next
month or two.

NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writing
Month, is the creation of Chris Baty, a writer guy from California, who
in 1999 produced his little project in an attempt to be less bored and
meet more girls.

Read more ›

Letters (Week of September 12, 2007)

If this is ?dumb,? then sign me up for more   This is in regard to the editorial column by Dale Suderman last week. I would like to state that I am glad my husband has been ?dumb? enough, for the past six years, to be away from his family periodically defending Mr. Suderman?s, among others, right to free speech. […]

Read more ›
Pork N Beings (Week of September 5, 2007)
Pork N Beings (Week of September 5, 2007)

Pork N Beings (Week of September 5, 2007)

PorkNBeings.jpg What happens in the kitchen, stays in the kitchen?  

Read more ›

The latest thing

Stories in this issue about cell phones in schools and robot lawn mowers underline the ever-changing world we live in, thanks to the technological revolution. Perhaps every generation speculated what impact of the latest communication technology?whether it was radio, then television and now the Internet?would ultimately make on our daily lives. The advantage a generation ago was that we had […]

Read more ›

Wranglers a big hit at Florence

A touch of Ameri?cana was on display Sunday night during the Florence Labor Day celebration. We had never heard the Prairie (no longer Rose) Wranglers before, and after talking with others we were apparently the only ones who hadn?t.

It was a genius move on the part of the committee to bring them to town. These cowboy musicians are very talented and put out a great sound. And they are funny to boot. It was my kind of humor.

The crowd was huge with many familiar faces from all over the county and beyond.

And the weather cooperated 100 percent.

Read more ›

‘Welcome to the 6 o’clock drivel?’

Remote control: Click.

Announcer: Good evening. I?m your host, Frank Shoein, and you?re watching the 6 o?clock edition of the Daily First Alert Eye Witness Overly Dramatic News, the No. 1 ranked news program of both the National News Broadcasting Association and my mother.

Read more ›

‘Dumb Bomb’ fallout still evident

Maybe there was a secret, second terrorist attack six years ago on 9-11. The entire United States was hit by a Dumb Bomb causing us to take leave of our senses producing irrationality, amnesia, moral blindness and a sheep-like acceptance of political absurdity.

Read more ›

Staff Comment- You can do something about these issues

It should be apparent to you by now that there are three great, related crises going on that you absolutely have the power to do something about.

You might tell me that the part you play in each is small compared to the total number of people needed to sway each one of them. But don?t you dare tell me you lack the power, therefore, to make a difference, or that you don?t count.

Read more ›
Pork N Beings (Week of August 29, 2007)
Pork N Beings (Week of August 29, 2007)

Pork N Beings (Week of August 29, 2007)

porknbeings.jpg

Read more ›