Editorials

08/27/2014 - 8:38am
The current campaign season is just starting to heat up, and with it will come the usual buzzwords and phrases: “streamlining government,” “inter-governmental cooperation,” “efficiency,” “inter-agency cooperation.” People want government that does more with fewer of our tax dollars. Everyone wants to eliminate duplication of services, to...
08/27/2014 - 8:37am
Last week, I wrote about how I’m entering the realm of the old and the tired, helped along by various merchandisers trying to sell me pre-planned funerals and electronic scooters. Well, I’m not the only one who is aging. A little over a week ago, four of us Chronicle staffers attended a design seminar led by Ed Henninger,...
08/27/2014 - 8:36am
To the Editor: Here I am again, writing my last letter to the editor. Now that I am officially retired, I just had to write one more letter to say a big thank you to everyone who helped me through the last 30 years. I could not have done it alone. It took everyone to make the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf the success it is. Without the help of...
07/23/2014 - 10:39am
I just might be the luckiest person in the world. Only hours after finishing last week’s column about the reliable ol’ Jeep, I headed out to the parking lot after the end of a long work day to find my Jeep didn’t start. I tilted my head back in frustration and let out a big sigh before panic set in. I was supposed to...
07/17/2014 - 9:02am
As much as I write about the troubles of the Jeep, I don’t give it enough credit when it does get me to where I’m going.  I like to travel and it’s especially enjoyable when the weather is favorable. It’s also better traveling when I can trust the Jeep, and though it has been uncomfortably shaking lately when I get...
07/09/2014 - 9:39am
It would be an understatement to say I ate well this 4th of July weekend. Most of you know I love food, and will find any way to talk about it, but I’ll admit, I didn’t always. I was quite the fussy eater when I was younger. I despised onions, cauliflower, peppers, brussel sprouts, beets, cranberries, cabbage, celery, olives, liver...
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