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OBAMA GIVING UP HIS CIA DRONE CONTROL:  It appears that President Obama relished his control over killings by drone strikes as part of his “targeted killing” program. Though he and most of his … more
Sometimes it pays off not to know too much. That was the case Sunday, although I was sprayed for my over confidence and could have left my 96-year-old father and Marge, his companion, in an untenable … more
If only silliness could be prescribed, and just imagine how it might work. After listening to a description of aches and pains and a list of tribulations, the doc, with an air of concern and … more
The Bay was flat, calmer than it had been in weeks. The sky was brightening. It was going to be a beautiful morning. Carol was asleep. Ollie was curled in a ball half on his bed and half on the … more
It was still, very still. The house was dark, although outside the sky was starting to lighten. It was going to be a beautiful morning. The clock read 5:12. I had plenty of time to make the … more
Fairness and blackberries are important. Carol reminded me of this when she returned from walking Ollie at Confreda fields. “Look,” she said with an air of triumph holding up a small glass … more
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus, the King of Ephyra (Cornith), was punished by the god Zeus for making false promises to the subjects of his kingdom. As Sisyphus amassed wealth and spent little on the … more
It was the accent that threw me. He looked old enough to be a Korean War veteran, but he sure didn’t sound like he grew up in this country. Mike O’Sullivan gave a broad smile. He must have … more
ADDRESSING GRADUATING CLASS: CCRI President Ed …
The voice message from Edna O’Neill Matteson was brief. “I thought you would want to know, Edward Liston has died.” I have known Edna, director of facilities at the Community College of … more
Sometimes the least expected guests are the most welcome. It happened Sunday, soon after hanging up from a call from Kathy Herr in Montana. Kathy wanted to know how we were and exchange news. … more
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