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February 4, 2023

Worthy to Print Column | Sobering Statistics and a Shoutout

I don’t have to ask if it is over. I looked outside this morning and couldn’t see any signs asking you to vote for someone. The candidates have been very thoughtful about taking down the signs. It’s kind of funny because I can remember...

Window on the World Column | ‘Tis the Season of Gratitude

‘Tis the season of gratitude. I like that season. Close on its heels is the season of giving and sometimes that is also a good season; but Thanksgiving ranks right up there in my chosen holidays. Gratitude is such a simple but powerful sentiment...

Funny Papers Again Column | To Me This Pet Is All Peeve

I had to do it, the time had come, so I walked stoutly to the middle of the Oak Avenue overcrossing and stepped over the rail, took a long look around me at my hometown of Greenfield, California, then jumped to the dirt below. That...

Window on the World Column | Traveling With a Cold

I couldn’t help it, I had to cough. My throat became the most horrendous tickle fest. It was coming; everyone was looking at me. Noooo! Then, once I started, I couldn’t stop. The lady near me swung around in her chair with her latte...

Worthy to Print Column | Fly Your Flag Proudly

WOW! What a great couple of days. Did you get enough to eat? I’ll admit that since gluttony is a sin, I’ll tell you that I didn’t eat that much, but I won’t be eating any big meals for a couple of days. What makes...

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...

Letter to the Editor | Kudos to King City Youth

To the Editor: I just want to sing the praises of the young people that live in the King City community and its surrounding areas.  My family and I attend and volunteer to help at many activities in King City. The most recent was the Wreaths...

Worthy to Print Column | Raising Children

Do you ever get the feeling that you were born at the wrong time or place? How about what you do? I ask these questions because I often find myself in a situation where a little prior knowledge of a subject would have surely...

Funny Papers Again Column | ‘Oh, Thou Most Horrid of All Days!’

I have never held back vociferous disparagement of this date on the calendar, and I have no intention of abandoning that position at this late time in life. Today, as you all are aware, is the Winter Solstice; the shortest amount of daylight is...

Funny Papers Again Column | History at a Glance: Amendments and Compromises

‘A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to bear Arms, shall not be infringed’; Second Amendment, Constitution of the United States of America. These words, and the thoughts behind them, were added to the constitution and ratified in...
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