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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
There is an Old Persian Proverb that states: “A sword in the hands of a drunken slave is less dangerous than science in the hands of the unscrupulous.” This proverb was written in relation to new … more
This past week at Twin River Casino Event Center, retired state workers cast a vote of approval on the latest proposed pension settlement offer. Those actually voting were a tiny sample of all the … more
Winning is wonderful, but coming in last place isn’t that bad. I wouldn’t have thought that until I raced in the J-30 North Americans Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The J-30 is a sailboat that … more
“Bases” is the name of the game, but it could just as well be “the last man standing.” In this case, it wasn’t adults but grandchildren. There are five of them and they were all … more
This was the action we dared not take – turning Ollie loose. That may sound strange. Dogs deserve to run free, even if it’s only in your yard. But that was not for Ollie until Saturday. … more
It made sense, but I couldn’t imagine I would be spending Father’s Day doing what Carol suggested. “You can’t write about this,” she insisted. “It’s too extraordinary,” I … more
“Stay,” I said softly, yet with conviction. Ollie focused on the treat I was holding. I held the small piece of crust away from him and placed it on the floor. “Stay,” I repeated. … more
She had to show me. Even though she was still in her PJs, Sydney raced for the closet and her bicycle helmet. “I can do turns,” she announced breathlessly, “Wanta see?” There was no … more
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