Some alternatives to the impeachment show

Impeachment is a word I was very familiar with as a kid. Yes, I heard adults talking about it a lot – including my parents, who had voted for Nixon but ultimately agreed he clearly was a crook – but it was also on the television seemingly all the time. As a kid, this is not “must watch” TV.... more


Just something about the magic of records

I love records. They are a magical disk to me. They made me a dreamer, a music lover and a musician. I spent hours, days and weeks in my childhood bedroom listening to records and staring at their covers.... more


Saying goodbye is so hard to do

Well, I am not happy about this at all. Some of you probably are. Those weird people who seem to enjoy the absolute torture that is the winter season in this region.... more


Following in my footsteps maybe not the best idea

As much as I have tried to dissuade him, it looks like my son is following in my footsteps. Yes, he is going to be a journalist.... more


We are certainly lazy

Let’s face it, we are all pretty lazy. OK, some of you might not be that lazy. Some of you are up and about and doing things for yourself and others during every hour of daylight. But you, my friends, are the exception to the rule.... more


Can I take your picture? No!

Being a journalist is great, and I am very proud of what I have chosen as my life’s work. It comes with some good things – people recognize you and give you a compliment – and it comes with some bad things – people recognize you and tell you that you stink.... more


Feel free to leave crazy kids at home

Thank you, Japan Airlines. No, I have never flown Japan Airlines. No, I have never been to Japan. I probably won’t in the future, either. That is a very, very long flight. But if I was going to fly to Japan, I would use japan Airlines because of one thing: When picking out seats, the airline lets you see where people traveling with babies are sitting so you can avoid sitting near them.... more


Storm Area 51 was a big bust

Well, the storming of Area 51 turned out to be a big cosmic nothing. I expected as much, but I will admit I am still a little disappointed.... more


County lost good elected official in Gouker

Good elected officials are hard to come by. And I mean that for all levels – local, state and federal. I have covered them all, and have met a few good ones and some really bad ones. But my job as a journalist is to cover government, and so I have had to deal with the good and the bad over the years.... more


Read books, don't ban them

I love to read. I read every day. Yes, you could argue that I am a professional reader, as I work with words daily. I read them, write them and edit them and have for nearly three decades now.... more


'Live PD' shows the best, and the worst

I love the TV show “Cops.” It is an adrenaline rush of a show, and one that highlights some of the best police officers and some of the dumbest criminals on the planet.... more