Friday, November 26, 2021

Medical science has solved the mysteries behind many diseases in the last century – chicken pox, diphtheria and polio, for instance.

Friday, November 19, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021

Since time immemorial there have been procrastinators, people like the Dalai Lama, Victor Hugo, Herman Melville and Frank Lloyd Wright. Margaret Atwood, even.

Friday, November 05, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021

Judging from the “get well” card I received in the mail, I must have made a favorable impression on the nurses who cared for me while I was a surgical patient in their hospital last week.

Friday, October 22, 2021

The call came in unexpectedly while I was standing next to a filing cabinet in the Banner’s old mouse- and bee-infested building that no longer graces the skyline in downtown Hillsboro.

Friday, October 15, 2021
Friday, October 08, 2021
Friday, October 01, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021

Back in the day, I wasn’t just the statistician for our football team, I was assistant to the head coach, a title Coach and I kept between us, for obvious reasons – I was still a senior in high school.

Friday, September 03, 2021
Friday, August 27, 2021

To the people and communities of Mayville and Portland: I meant to write this letter to the editor much sooner, but I had several busy weekends before I was able to sit down and properly write out this expression of appreciation.

Friday, August 20, 2021

My 4-year-old granddaughter crawled on my lap, studied my face and – just when I expected her to say something like “Grandpa, your hair is all gray” or “Grandpa, your mustache is funny” – she smiled and in a deadpan voice said, “I like your glasses.”

Friday, August 13, 2021

Watching the Olympics on television and falling asleep only to wake up to “The Hunger Games,” I had to admit I was a little startled.

Friday, August 06, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Friday, July 09, 2021