Private virtue and public service

Private virtue and public service

As this is being written, the airwaves and media pages are full of reports about the highly unacceptable private behavior of some persons exercising o...

November 30th, 2017 |  


EPA vital to public health

To the editor:The Environmental Protection Agency is essential to protecting clean water and public health. When California allowed oil companies to i...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Find hope and help during holidays

The holidays are meant to be a time of joy, but they can also cause some people to feel stressed and unhappy.People with the “holiday blues̶...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Let’s cut middle class taxes

Let’s cut middle class taxes

If we want to cut taxes for the middle class, let’s cut taxes for the middle class.This latest attempt by Republicans in Congress to turn what s...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


I am thankful for…

I am thankful for…

• Having enough food. Thanksgiving has become a collective national celebration of gluttony, and it’s easy to forget that not everyone is ...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Thankful words echo through time

Thankful words echo through time

Some surviving family writings from the 1800s provide perspective on being thankful for a wide variety of things. Thus we may be thankful:For natural ...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Warm stomachs for a cold winter

Warm stomachs for a cold winter

Sure is frigid cold out, but what do we expect? Winter is coming sooner than I want. I want to put out my small Christmas tree and decorate it. The bi...

November 15th, 2017 |  


A somber month, a bold plan

A somber month, a bold plan

November is a sad month for me because it’s the anniversary of the death of my beloved husband Phillip and my daughter Sherri’s birthday. ...

November 10th, 2017 |  


The Period of Great Sadness

The Period of Great Sadness

And just like that it was over.The thing of it is, it was so unexpected, so improbable, so stunning that no one was prepared. This past fall it was a ...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Bump Bailey, Birdie, and betrayal

Bump Bailey, Birdie, and betrayal

We lost our beloved dogs — Petey, the handsome pit bull mix, and Sky, our semi-famous and talkative greyhound — within a month of each oth...

November 10th, 2017 |