Rich Glennie

01/20/2016 - 7:24am
As a retired editorial writer, it has been difficult to just sit on the sidelines as the presidential candidates continue ranting and raving about each other and the other party’s hopefuls. I was hoping the field would be culled to a workable number by now but, sadly, it has not. Political ambitions and egos die hard. I also hoped the unfolding “reality political show” would...
09/09/2015 - 9:46am
It was a debate over which vehicle to use when we drove to Iowa for another funeral recently. It was going to be 90 degrees with high humidity. I preferred our air conditioned Buick; my son preferred his 1965 Chevy pickup truck. It has no air conditioning other than two windows, two wing vents and hand-operated floor vents. While I thought it...
08/19/2015 - 8:13am
I’ve never considered myself directionally challenged … until now. On our recent trip to Michigan and southwestern Ontario, my rusty navigational skills using an old atlas got us lost twice. And both times, I had to get out of the car and ask for directions. That, I believe by macho male standards, is embarrassing. I’ve...
08/12/2015 - 8:29am
We were sitting with old friends in their living room in Stratford, Ontario, recently, watching the nightly news. They happened to have a New York TV station on at the time, and we noticed something peculiar. The TV weather map was an outline of New York state with an unidentified white blob north of there. That white blob happened to be Canada...
07/29/2015 - 8:29am
I’m a law-and-order guy. I’ve always told my children that if they ever had to go to court, they are innocent until proven guilty. It’s in our U.S. Constitution. A McLeod County District Court judge recently said the same thing when my son opted to fight two alleged traffic violations. If you think the words of the U.S....
07/08/2015 - 9:00am
Not sure when we lost our collective marbles as a country, but it has accelerated greatly in the past several years as the social engineers have gained the upper hand. The latest mind-shaping has come in the form of historical amnesia, the reinterpretation of marriage and the constant attempts to change the faces on the paper money in this...
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