The first time I set foot in Paris I fell in love with the city. Like so many others, I loved its art and food and architecture; but I also just loved the feel of it. Read More »
Category Archives: Opinion
Yes, we now have a podcast, featuring managing editor Joel Addington and sports editor Jon Shumake talking about the top news stories in this week's edition.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a sports column and this past Saturday morning I spent a couple of hours watching the talking heads at ESPN trying to make all happy about the first college football playoff rankings. They were doing their best trying to explain why undefeated teams like Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma State and Iowa were left out of the mix and one-loss teams like Alabama and LSU were in it. The answer was basically, they were SEC teams and deserved it more.
Which made sense to the ESPN analysts and gave me this column. Read More »
Today, we see ads for Veterans Day sales, just like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Presidents Day and so on. The US Congress and the mass media writers, owners, advertisement buyers and retail stores have gotten their way; they use certain pinnacle events that affected this country by replacing them with a blockbuster sales day by a promotion to increase their hunger for buying things. Read More »