×

Local Commentaries

Composting an effort for all seasons

Home gardeners have been encouraged for many years to make their own compost. At this time of year when we are encouraged to stay off our lawns and out of our garden beds, composting gets us outside and gives us a connection to our environment. The raw materials for our compost are food waste ...

Unreliable SAAB has special place in couple’s hearts

Due to her age, 85, and subsequent lack of confidence behind the wheel, my wife has reluctantly decided to stop doing much driving. But even if she hadn’t made this decision, I would advise her not to drive her gray 2001 SAAB, which despite its age is a beautiful rust-free vehicle in very ...

View from Hickory Heights: Brakes on road trips

Don used to tease me about being a world traveler. We would watch something on television and he would say, “I suppose you have been there.” Often the answer was yes. He told me he thought that I was traveling to find someone to be with. That could not have further from the truth. I ...

Rounding Third: Always finding ways to keep warm

The mild winter changed course this week. As I write this, today is arctic cold outside. My jammies are warm, I’m staying home, and I’m keeping them on. The edges of the rooms feel chilly, Being cold inside the house takes me back to childhood. My trip down memory lane is an icy ...

Trump freight train has derailed the GOP

Lately, I have been listening to Republicans. Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s former National Economic Advisor, recently praised Bidenomics citing GDP growth, lowest unemployment in 15 years, real wages out matching inflation, inflation heading downward, interest rates about to decline, ...

View from Hickory Heights: Eating is a luxury

In the ’70s, I remember seeing a political cartoon of a woman pushing a grocery cart full of money to the store. We all laughed at it, but now it is coming to fruition. When you visit the grocery store today you better have a lot of money with you. When I was in Aldi’s last week a young ...