Once upon a time the story of government waste was illustrated by the cost of a $500 hammer. Or a $1,000 screw driver. Maybe a $500 toilet sea…

If it’s April it must be time for Parade magazine to release its annual “What People Make” issue. That also means it’s time for me to take a l…

Have you heard about the Panama Papers? They come from one of those “leaks” you hear about occasionally and while most leaks concern some type…

The question was a little tentative. Did I know that a Sweetwater drug store was giving away daily vitamins to people over 50? Surely, I thoug…

In 1986, when I was the ripe old age of 19, a pretty auburn haired girl suddenly appeared behind the desk at the Sweetwater Library. She wasn’…

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Out of all the celebrity deaths in recent times, one that probably slipped by your radar was a man named Archie Gouldie. You probably don’t kn…

I’m sure everybody’s heard about the “affluenza” afflicted Texas teen who took off for Mexico, mommy in tow, when it looked like he might have…

Depending on when you read this, we’re two or three days into the New Year and I assume you’ve already broken every resolution you made. Well,…

A couple of press releases were recently dropped into my email, oddly enough by the same person, even though they really don’t have anything t…

I was 10 years old in 1977 and in a small town like Sweetwater we didn’t get everything right as it came out. Still, I heard stories of a movi…

If the oft heard cry “If I could just lose a few pounds, I’d be happy,” is correct, then it’s true we’re all fat and miserable. And we know wh…

I became familiar with the surgeon’s table in 2010. Before that I’d somehow managed to spend 43 years without really ever seeing a doctor, at …

Sometimes it seems like I’ve been in debt forever. A house that won’t be paid off until I’m in my 60’s, a car that’ll be a burden for another …

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