Flying underwater

September 6, 2007 One of the few birds I am aware of that fly underwater and walks on the bottoms of streams as well is the water ouzel, also known in the Americas as the American Dipper.

Busy time ahead

September 4, 2007 Hunting season has definitely arrived. Saturday morning, I awoke to the sound of pow, pow, pow, powpowpow, coming from somewhere to the east of my bedroom window.

A matter of perspective

September 4, 2007 People ask: Whatever happened to romance? The answer is: Nothing. It’s still around. Those who feel they don’t have it just need a new perspective.

Mess up, fess up

September 3, 2007 Last week I had more on my plate than I could eat.

Algebra to blame

September 3, 2007 Am I the only parent out there who feels like a complete idiot when it comes to helping kids with homework?

‘P o 8’ robbed stages

August 30, 2007 Black Bart the stagecoach robber from the 1800s would have had no problem with newfangled text messaging shorthand — after all, he signed the poems he left at two robberies, “Black Bart, T

The People’s Princess

August 28, 2007 I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Princess Diana’s death.


August 27, 2007 NOW is the time to hold the tobacco industry truly accountable for decades of deception, disease and death.

Camping in Hades

August 27, 2007 Ah, civilization. It’s so nice to be back. Traffic, alarm clocks, deadlines, indoor toilets and electricity!