Kinniconick stories always bring response

Kinniconick stories always bring response

Anytime I write about the Kinniconick Creek I get letters, e-mails and phone calls – either from people with fond memories of growing up on the ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


‘Guard each man’s dignity and save each man’s pride’

‘Guard each man’s dignity and save each man’s pride’

Marvin was seventy-two when he enrolled in hospice with prostate cancer. Marvin’s situation was unique. Marvin had been one of our most active h...

March 24th, 2017 |  


The president and Congress fight the good fight

The president and Congress fight the good fight

Time for another lesson in Congressional politics. I am hearing a lot of talk that the Trump administration is in trouble because of division in his o...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Social Security, Medicare will fail without reform

I have often wondered why policymakers in Washington repeatedly fail to seriously address problems with our Social Security and Medicare programs, des...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Do we fear listening to the other side?

In our conversations, whether political, public or private, we seem to be increasingly belligerent, uncivil and unrelenting, determined to crush the o...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Democrats have a nasty little Gorsuch problem

Neil Gorsuch will have the support of all 52 Senate Republicans for confirmation to the Supreme Court. He also could win the votes of a half-dozen or ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Yes: Obama-era cuts left US too weak

The U.S. Constitution makes President Donald Trump the commander in chief. The responsibility of raising and maintaining a military, however, was assi...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Oh, fleeting sunrise

Oh, fleeting sunrise

Oh, fleeting sunrise, how quickly you change. At 6:45 the eastern horizon was a magnificent pink and purple paisley pattern. By 7:00 these same wooded...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


This budget isn’t dead on arrival

Every year, Congress affixes the same toe tag to the White House budget within minutes of its delivery: “Dead on Arrival.”The phrase is su...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


What do we talk about when we don’t talk about Lent?

It happens to me every year when the ground is cold and wet in March, when polite Easter talk involves pepper and egg sandwiches, and later, chocolate...

March 22nd, 2017 |