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Today's Opinions

  • The Time Capsule | Roy Marshall

    A recent column included reference to George Plimpton and an April Fools’ hoax some rate as one of the best ever. The article prompted a call from an old friend, and we shared a laugh about events that had me telling a media outlet Plimpton was a bad influence on children.

  • Tytler, Tucker, Kahn and a 720 pound roman candle

    Wife is disgusted by Republicans who moan about tax-and-spend Democrats and campaigned on a promise to rein in spending, then passed a bloated budget that makes Obama look like Scrooge. She asked me to do an editorial. I told her this column quit politics. The last one so dedicated was in November of 2016. In it was stated my inclination to cast a presidential ballot for Tucker, a 12-pound bichon who waited in the car yapping and making nose marks on the windshield while wife and I went into the polling place.

  • Mud Fence Creations | Conni Delinger

    The Vision Council of America estimates that 75 percent of Americans use corrective eyewear of some sort, with sixty-four percent in the form of glasses, either prescription, or simple “cheaters.” If you are among the remaining 25 percent, I envy you.

  • The Time Capsule | Roy Marshall

    Easter, which is on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox, falls this year on April 1. Because of Easter, there probably will not be many April Fools’ pranks, although there seem to be fewer of them anyway.

  • The Time Capsule | Roy Marshall

    Next week, on March 1, we’ll celebrate National Pig Day, also known as Pig Appreciation Day. According to researchers at Holiday Insights, an organization that’s compiled and posted a list of odd events, this observance was created in 1972 by an art teacher named Ellen Stanley. Her intent was to “recognize and be thankful for pigs as intelligent domestic animals.”

  • That’s Just Too Bad... | Peggy Boeye

    I was asked by a shirt-tail relative at a recent family event what my sport was in high school. Asking that question made it very obvious how little he knew me. I was not graced by the gods of athleticism as a child. I have been known to fall off my shoes while standing still and trip over the lines in the linoleum. However, that has never stopped me from being competitive.

  • The Time Capsule | Roy Marshall

    Wife wanted some worm castings for her potted plants, so I called Rick Fenneman. He has about 60,000 crawlers in his basement.

  • Mud Fence Creations | Conni Delinger

    I was always going to my mom’s in Arizona to check on her and do any maintenance needed. She lived 65 miles from the nearest town, so I had to haul everything over there like ladders, tools, anticipated supplies, etc. One hot summer day, I decided to clean her gutters in preparation for the monsoon season.