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December 6, 2023

Funny Papers Again Column | A Royal Mess, a Royal Lady and Nonsense

This week’s Funny Papers Again column will not appear in this space. Instead, some other nonsense will appear here. The reason for this is because to present an articulate position in a concise manner on the subject chosen I had to do a little...

Window on the World Column | Love Is All That Matters

I’ve never got hung up on Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers … if we grew up together, then you are mine, and sometimes you are mine if we didn’t. Most of my family are bits and pieces from all over the place and I think...

Funny Papers Again Column | A Merry Time at Mee

The next two week’s Funny Papers were about one-third written; they touched upon two subjects of which I had enough knowledge to write first drafts and then follow up with first-hand information. But a nagging little pain in my neck on Thursday morn had...

Worthy to Print Column | The Long Journey

Good day! If you are a regular reader of my scribbles, then you know that a few weeks ago we lost the very best dog that has ever lived. Dirt was what a dog is supposed to be. As you might imagine, if you...

Worthy to Print Column | 33 Years and Counting

Thirty-three years. I started to just put the numbers on the page, but no matter whether you spell it out or use the numbers, it is a long time. Or, we could be more specific, a long time to be married. Fortunately, I happen...

Window on the World Column | Long Live the Queen

God save the ... you know how it goes, everyone does! We used to sing it before school assembly when I was a nipper. Long live the Queen. Well, isn’t she doing well! And here we have 70 years on the throne. Oh, my...

Applause, appreciation for fireman

Local column by Joanne Banuelos

Letter to the Editor | September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and It’s Time to Talk About It

To the Editor: Suicide is one of the most challenging societal issues of our time, claiming more lives than war, murder and natural disasters combined. Per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates increased approximately 36% between 2000 and 2021. Suicide was...

Who will fulfill the vision of Cesar Chavez?

More than three decades ago, Cesar Chavez, founder of the first successful union for farmworkers, predicted a future in which the cities of California would be run by people who looked like him. “History and inevitability are on our side,” he said in one of his best-known...

Guest Column | Better Health and Less Stress With Gratitude

Did you know that gratitude is often a forgotten factor in the science of well-being? Studies have shown that grateful people experience less depression and stress, lower blood pressure, more energy and greater optimism. Some cycles, such as the cycle of violence, need to be...
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