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Local Commentaries

Hearing coverage can’t out-Fox all its viewers

It is not only Fox News that sticks its head in the sand so not to see or hear what it does not want to see or hear, ostriches do too. Maybe Bubble-Boy Little Tommy Tucker should re-name his network Ostrich News. For shame on Fox saying the Jan. 6 Select Committee’s June 9 Hearing not ...

Hearing coverage can’t out-Fox all its viewers

By DON SCOTT It is not only Fox News that sticks its head in the sand so not to see or hear what it does not want to see or hear, ostriches do too. Maybe Bubble-Boy Little Tommy Tucker should re-name his network Ostrich News. For shame on Fox saying the Jan. 6 Select Committee’s June 9 ...

Hot weather menus

With the hot weather last week, I was drawn to the idea of hot weather menus. When it is that hot you really do not think much of eating. Something quick, something cold is the menu of choice. Of course, you get hungry, but the easier the menu the more appealing it is. Now that I am on my ...

Fears of having phobias

When I met my late husband in San Diego in the ’60s, he was a Navy pilot. On the day he proposed on the beach, he confessed that he was afraid of the water. He didn’t swim. Oh, and he was afraid of heights. So, if you are afraid of heights and cannot swim, what do you do in the Navy? ...

‘Divided’ nation is reaching a tipping point

By JAMES A. GILLETTE Jr. I was born just a short 80 years after the end of the Civil War. In my lifetime I have been witness to many changes in the world and our nation. I do not believe I have ever witnessed the degree of division and hatred within our country. In 1858 Abraham Lincoln gave ...

The important gift

In our lifetime we receive many gifts, but none as important as the gift of life. Our mothers gave us the ultimate gift. Whether we were conceived in love or otherwise, our mothers went through nine months of preparation for our birth. When you are pregnant you do not really think about ...