Category: Views

Opinion: Caving in on sleep

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie Arshid Chowdhury has invented something called a sleep pod, a high-tech structure that can be seen in several airports around the country. Crawl into the enclosure and you can catch...

Opinion: Don’t blink, dear mamas

Commentary by Amy Sorrells I lost my mind at Target the other day. The giant gray shipping containers lined up outside the store were my first indication something was up. Ten minutes later, after...

Opinion: We have bluebirds again

Commentary by Ward Degler We have an odd assortment of birds this year. Along with the usual chattering flock of sparrows, finches, robins, cardinals and wrens, we joyfully announce the return of eastern bluebirds....

Opinion: Shifting loyalties

Kudos to the North Carolina Tar Heels for the solid play during the NCAA men’s basketball championship game. While we can happily celebrate the victory, is it OK to pine a bit that our...

Opinion: Death by Oreos

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie We hear a lot about frivolous lawsuits, but we don’t hear nearly enough about the delicious ones. A guy from Kentucky is suing the company that makes Oreo cookies. He asserts...

Opinion: My grandson was 25 last month

We celebrated my grandson’s 25th birthday last month. He brought his 2-year-old son down from Minnesota, and we met at my daughter’s home in Missouri. There was the usual ice cream and cake, of...

Opinion: Invest in the fish fry

Commentary by Terry Anker College towns win big. The local economy benefits from the higher-than-average per capita spending of students (and their benefactors – parents and taxpayers). Small-town communities that host significant campuses have...