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March 23, 2023

Worthy to Print Column | Never Give Up

How about that Super Bowl! Did you get to watch it? I can’t remember the last one that I have watched, but this one was really a good show. Lorraine and I enjoyed ourselves just hoping the best team would win. You know what? The...

Window on the World Column | The Gammy Leg

“You’re limping again,” he said (again). “YES! FULLY AWARE AGAIN OF THE FACT I’M LIMPING. DON’T MENTION IT ALL THE TIME!” (I don’t think he will for a while.) I’ve had a gammy leg, as father would say, for over six months now. When you...

Funny Papers Again Column | Me, Sir Richard and the Third Time Charm Rule

According to English language experts, the phrase “Third time the charm” dates back to the 1800s in Old Britain when the number 3 was thought to be fortuitous, and whenever it appeared at a significant time in a person’s life, it would bring good...

Guest Column | Let’s Not Neglect Our Real Hearts This February

We all live in a brainiac world, to be sure, but the heart remains the emotional, spiritual center of our being. It’s still such a symbol of love and emotion, with our language sprinkled with metaphors invoking the heart as the source of empathy,...

Worthy to Print Column | Pants on Fire

Liar, liar, pants on fire! Have you ever heard those biting words as a child? Maybe it was just a schoolyard taunt by someone you didn’t get along with. Perhaps it was a case of “The dog ate my homework.” And your teacher was...

Window on the World Column | The Soup Diaries — A Work of Love

There’s something about being an author that is very addictive. Sometimes you can be midway through the tedious proofing of a manuscript — most writers’ least favorite thing — and already be working on the plot for the next book. Sometimes — as is the...

Funny Papers Again Column | America as Hostage: But Who Holds the Gun?

It is 3 a.m., this column will run Feb. 1, one week from this morning. According to statistics from 2020, by that date 868 people in the United States will have died from gun violence. Now that you see where this is heading, you...

Worthy to Print Column | Staying Up All Night

Did you get to see the blowout by the Eagles? My beautiful bride and I watched it until we started to think it was a lost cause and then we took a little nap. After the game, I took out the trash. It was...

Letter to the Editor | Our Freedoms Are in Danger

To the Editor: In the past two years, we’ve seen some incredible investments in American families, our economy and our future, thanks to the White House and congressional Democrats. It’s awful to see Representatives and the new MAGA House Leadership pledge to undo all of that...

Funny Papers Again Column | Enough — Let Judgments and Flood Waters Recede

As a last look at this year’s storms, I mention that social media users have leveled harsh criticism toward the many people who either blatantly disregarded signs or misjudged flood conditions that required rescue operations; some of these incidents resulted in death. To such...

Local News

Greenfield teen arrested for possession of ‘ghost gun’

KING CITY — On March 16, at about 10:13 p.m., officers from the King City Police Department responded to the 400 block of Jayne...