- Alarming ways to wake up My No. 5 son has just crossed one of life's bigger thresholds. He is now being awakened from his nightly slumbers by an alarm clock, instead of by me, or my wife, or the sound of the school bus engine as it pulls away from his st
- Is wordsmithing a lost art? I have always enjoyed good writing by those few who excel at the art of putting words together in exceptionally readable ways. Not that I can do it, but I like to think I can recognize it when I read it. I just finished reading a
Messer: The American People deserve liberty and safety
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects American citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. In practice, it requires any search warrant or government surveillance to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.
- The significance of Aug. 26, 1920 Without the perseverance of dedicated females many years ago, life for today's woman might be significantly different. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretria Coffin Mott, Lucy Burns, Alice Paul, and other likeminded women worked di
- Have you ever been teed off? I'm not a big drinker. After one glass of wine, I don't look for a fight, but I do look for a designated driver. My wife calls me a short hitter, which brings me to this week's topic. The golf course where I play is
Off to Cawlidge, with Manly and Mad Dog
Pardon the tear stains on this column but we've just dropped No. 3 son off for his freshman year of college and my wife can't stop crying. Or laughing. Or crying.
- About my friend Markus Strobl This column is about one of the nicest, most accomplished people I know. It's about Markus Strobl. Not too long ago, Markus ran a successful business here. He called it "The Glasermeister" because that's what he is, a master c
- Belly laughs and grumbling stomachs I created quite a stir at the Unitarian Church last Sunday. Mary Ellen was embarrassed when she first heard it. The entire congregation was starting to look in my general direction. Noelle started elbowing her husband. She tho
- Gas stations used to be service stations Recently, I figured out that if the gas gauge on my truck said EMPTY it was pretty much time to find a gas station. So I went to town, went into what I call the Concession Stand to prepay as I preferred to use that old-fashion
The best years of your life
As people age they often look back to fondly recall the best years of their lives. Natural timeframes are the college years or that certain age before the daily grind of work and family take over the bulk of the day. Associations are to being carefree with limited responsibilities, a light and airy existence.
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