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May 19, 2024

Letter to the Editor | Facts Matter, or Should

To the Editor: The Oct. 7 mass slaughter of 1,100 Israeli civilians by 3,000 Hamas gunmen in Israel shocked part of the civilized world. Even more macabre was the kidnapping and rape of 300 other Israeli civilians.  Most Americans recognize Israel’s right for self-defense. And also,...

Window on the World Column | Showtime Over Easter

Lucy Jensen
It was finally Show Time, and I was so excited. Not only was I doing a book signing with my oldest friend in my hometown on the East Coast of England, but the book was also based on our childhoods growing up in this...

Funny Papers Again Column | A Little Card Shop That Is So Much More

Steve Wilson
I am sure you who read this column have no doubt noticed recently I’ve been a day late and a dollar short, to torture a metaphor. A couple weeks ago I mentioned Maddie and Tae, a singing duo advertised at the Fairgrounds, and as...

Guest Column | The Healing Power of Food

Mee Memorial Healthcare System Rena Salamacha
When a person is in the hospital, their relationship with food takes on a new significance. It becomes a source of nourishment not just for the body but also for the spirit. A thoughtfully prepared meal can offer solace and provide a sense of...

Worthy to Print Column | Still Learning

George Worthy
I love living in the Salinas Valley. I have always loved this part of the state. Oh sure there is the wind, but that you have to have something to dust while cleaning house. I will say that you really never, as our early...

Window on the World Column | For the Love of All Animals

Lucy Jensen
The first time I caught sight of her she was in bad shape. I’m no expert on this particular species, but I know suffering when I see it. I offered her unkind owner good money for her to come and live with me. Line...

Worthy to Print Column | And So It Continues…

George Worthy
I want to take a moment of your time to tell you how much I have enjoyed writing of my life and my thoughts. I guess there are many reasons a person would do this. I was not sure if anyone would care about...

Funny Papers Again Column | Fear and Loathing in America: The Grift Goes On

Steve Wilson
Because yesterday, Tuesday, March 19, was the Equinox, that happily makes this morning the first day of Spring and a long-established ritual assigned to this time of year is Spring Cleaning. In keeping with this What-Stays-What-Goes protocol, I have scrapped all my scraps. There...

Letter to the Editor | Advocating Love Over Fear

To the Editor: Thank you Rustler columnist Steve Wilson for using your platform to examine the pressing issues facing us in real time. Your words of March 27, in the middle of what Christians across the world celebrate as Holy Week, remind us that all...

Funny Papers Again Column | Meet the Nippers and the Nipper’s Nippers

Steve Wilson
If any of you readers have paid attention over the past few years, you know I do not include a lot of family stuff; we all have family stories, so my use of space in a newspaper as a journal about my family seems...
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