CrossFit: Working out an understanding

February 14, 2014 Danny Tyree “Tyrades!” Flipping through a recent issue of Time magazine, I discovered the wildly popular phenomenon CrossFit and similar extreme …

Shirley Temple’s America

February 14, 2014 Shirley Temple, the iconic child actress, died earlier this week at age 85. Reports on her death were easy to miss. I was dismayed by …

Stress, thy name is Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2014 Danny Tyree “Tyrades!” At the risk of being branded a Valentine Grinch, I must take issue with opinions expressed recently in …

Frontier line: Defining the ‘West’

February 12, 2014 The Census Bureau definition of the “frontier line” was a settlement density of two people per square mile. The “West” was the recently settled area …

Horror stories in Sochi

February 11, 2014 We thought the big controversies in the Sochi Winter Olympics would be toothpaste terrorism or government-sanctioned homophobia. Then the press tried to check into their …

First Cherokees fled to Arkansas

February 10, 2014 Craig Ogilvie "... the rest is history!" Most historians think of Arkansas Cherokees as the people who settled on a reservation …

Correct spelling, canceled

February 7, 2014 As an American, I laugh at those archaic British spellings. Colour? Honour? Their inferiourity, if you will, is obvious. Centre? Theatre? Ridiculous. Most of these …