Once lost, liberal journalists’ mission suddenly found in time of Trump

Journalists “find a renewed sense of mission,” reports The New York Times.That’s nice. There is some truth to this. And it’s n...

February 24th, 2017 |  


A special appreciation

A special appreciation

Education in America is not a popular topic. It’s almost become a political issue while the most important aspect — the education of our c...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Pre-spring fishing the float-and-fly

Pre-spring fishing the float-and-fly

With the warmer weather like we had for a spell last week it’s difficult not to think, talk, and write about fishing, which is perhaps the great...

February 23rd, 2017 |  



Thanks for the memories

Thanks for the memories

“Thanks for the memories” was the song that Bob Hope ended his shows with and it very appropriately describes this past week. A lot of fam...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Open your eyes; you’re not looking at me

Open your eyes; you’re not looking at me

This is part one of a three part series about Patrick who was admitted to hospice with end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age fifty-fi...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Trump’s agenda includes hitting back — hard

Ironically, it was a billionaire businessman who broke the mold in the 2016 presidential campaign and brought a new voice into Republican politics. Do...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Supporting the arts for our sake

The National Endowment of the Arts is under attack — again. The foes are the same tired cast of characters who have assaulted the agency for the...

February 21st, 2017 |  


A conflict of interest

A conflict of interest

Dear Editor,On January 20, 2017, a group of about 30 people met at the Port City Pub for a meeting to discuss the newly sworn in administration and th...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Trump and the media: Demolition derby

The traditional media have decided not to take President Trump’s insults lying down. After what may be the strongest — and to his supporte...

February 20th, 2017 |  


The pain of obesity

The pain of obesity

I finally got around to reading a book by my hero Albert Stunkard M.D., called “The Pain of Obesity” that was published in 1976, before I ...

February 20th, 2017 |