Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

A lesson of appreciation learned from Junior

My regular lunch date with Junior included Paul this past week as I had been giving him breathless descriptions of Junior’s, daddy’s (we don’t say, ‘father’), home place, seen from the pinnacle of Glassy Mountain, on the side of Hogback, easily visible through the bare, late-winter trees.

Opinion Columns & Blogs

When a man chooses jail over marriage

As far as I’m concerned, the funniest (saddest?) story of the week featured Lawrence Ripple, age 70, of Kansas City, who, according to various news reports, walked into a bank with a note that read, ‘I have a gun, give me money,’ and after receiving the cash, calmly waited for police. When they arrived, he plainly stated, “I’m the guy you’re looking for.”

Opinion Columns & Blogs

The beautiful snow comes with sloppy paw prints

Hasn’t this past week been exquisite? The foothills, cloaked in white, sparkling beneath the winter sun, the open fields under a soft, becoming mantle of snow…how lovely it has been to watch the trees bow down, heavily laden, the cardinals darting to and from the bird feeders. Honestly, I could stand out there all day long and never go inside.

Celia Rivenbark

AI, not as much fun as a BFF | From the Belle Tower

One of the greatest hits as far as Christmas gift-giving was a gizmo called an Echo Dot I gave my nephew. It was a hit despite the obligatory annoying learning curve that comes when any Southerner tries to talk to an artificial intelligence device (“Alexer, G-darnit, stop giving me the temperature in Celsius, I want it in American!”)

Bob Bestler

Comprehending the allure of Hamilton and rap

For the past couple of years, I’ve watched from hundreds of miles away the enormous popularity of Broadway’s “Hamilton’’ — from the months-long sellouts (currently until at least August 2017), to the high-priced tickets ($400 for the cheap seats).

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Walter Wysk Hosts Asian Exchange Students

Walter Wysk is hosting two 16-year-old exchange students. Yu-Kuei "Arthur" Chen , of Taiwan (right) and Wasawat (Pooh) Wongcharatrawee of Thailand.
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