Editorials

10/01/2014 - 8:50am
The frustration in the room was palpable at last Wednesday’s public hearing on the city of Biscay’s application for a conditional use permit for its new wastewater collection and treatment system. Unfortunately, the application was made “after the fact,” as construction on the system has already begun. The city’s engineer rattled off a long list of permits it had...
09/24/2014 - 8:15am
“You loose? Ready to go?” my brother asked me. “Yeah, sure,” I said, not even bothering to look up. I was leaning against the wall of the picnic shelter in the city of Pine Island (which I call my hometown) park, staring at my phone, trying to figure out if I could play a triple word score in Words With Friends. My...
09/24/2014 - 8:14am
There’s nothing better on an autumn Sunday afternoon than the sound of whistles blowing, face-painted fans cheering, grumpy-looking coaches arguing and NFL broadcasters analyzing blitzes and quarterback sacks. Yes, football is here! Never in a million years did I think I would be excited for NFL Sundays (and Thursdays and Mondays), but...
09/24/2014 - 8:12am
“I’m just the mule,” I told the fellow as our eyes met in the clothing store aisle. “I’m just along to carry things.” He nodded in agreement as we commiserated in the aisle while the our wives dove deeper into the clothing racks looking for that exact thing they wanted. My fellow mule also nodded in...
09/17/2014 - 8:13am
A professional football player knocks his fiancée unconscious in an elevator. He is suspended for two games. After a video of the assault becomes public, he is suspended indefinitely. Another professional football player admittedly “whoops” his son with a switch, stuffs leaves in the 4-year-old’s mouth, and is indicted...
09/17/2014 - 8:12am
The moon pulls at the tide. A magnet attracts steel. An open flame draws a moth. I know how that feels. Last Friday, when I awoke to 35 degrees outdoors and 60 degrees indoors, I was attracted to my thermostat like a moth to a flame. The same thermostat I walk past 50 times a day without ever even noticing it hanging on the wall. But Friday...
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