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March 29, 2023

Worthy to Print Column | Odds and Ends

This week’s scribbling is dedicated to Commander Roger Baez, who was just finishing up two years as commander of Gonzales Post 81 of the American Legion. He was a lot more than that though. He worked every day to increase membership, enhance the Post...

Funny Papers Again Column | Enough — Let Judgments and Flood Waters Recede

As a last look at this year’s storms, I mention that social media users have leveled harsh criticism toward the many people who either blatantly disregarded signs or misjudged flood conditions that required rescue operations; some of these incidents resulted in death. To such...

Adventure Abounds Column: Playing Fowl

Getting an oddball pet can be a great motivator, especially when it provides food for you as well as bug control and an endless supply of fertilizer for the garden. I never thought I’d be one to raise a flock of fowl ever again in...

Guest Column | Protecting the Most Precious Gift We Hold in Life — Our Health

In 1948, the World Health Organization defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” WHO published further clarifications in 1986, citing health as “a resource for everyday life, not the objective...

Worthy to Print Column | Coming of Age

Are you getting any older? Do you often go into a room and forget what it was that called your name? How about sports? Do you still get as much out of running as you once did? I don’t mean playing a game, where...

Guest Column | Bill Strengthens ‘Buy American’ Policies for School Meal Purchases

California farmers and food processors grow and produce a bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts utilizing the highest food safety, environmental and labor standards in the world. Consequently, the food produced is of the highest quality for consumers and a source of great...

Window on the World Column | A Better Point of View

“It’s OK for the young people,” she said. “They have all the time in the world. Us oldies don’t have a year to waste sitting around the house and waiting to start up life again…” Initially I felt sad for this older lady and...

Guest Column | King City’s Efforts to Address Youth Violence

A major priority of the City of King is to end youth violence. In 2016, a community task force developed the City’s Comprehensive Plan to End Youth violence. The plan was implemented in 2017 and shootings decreased from 64 during the period of 2015...

Window on the World Column | From the Shattered Glass of Broken Dreams

It’s the call no parent ever wants to receive. Saturday night and you are relaxing at home. You receive the news that your child has been in a bad car accident far away from home and is trapped in the wreckage. Time stopped still...

Worthy to Print Column | Big Fish in a Small Pond

Have you noticed any strange looking grasshoppers around your house lately? They would be brown and they can almost fly. They are also quite a bit larger than your run-of-the-mill grasshopper, they may very well be locusts. It seems that is the only thing...
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