Category: Ward Degler

Opinion: Let’s talk about snow plows

Seems like a good time to talk about snow plows, what with winter nipping at the back door and all. Most mornings you can tell if it snowed overnight by the grinding of the...

Column: My mom’s first aid cabinet

Iodine, merthiolate or mercurochrome? When you cut your finger or skinned your knee as a kid, which of these did your mom dab onto the wound? We had all three in our medicine cabinet,...

Opinion: A man, his river and his dogs

Commentary by Ward Degler I doubt you ever heard of Joe Wilson. He was a Missourian, after all, and the only reason I knew him was through my daughter who lives there. Joe had...

Column: Getting out of bed in the cold

The bedroom was chilly the other morning after the temperature outside had plummeted into the single digits the night before. I seriously considered diving back under the covers and hibernating until spring. While shivering...

Opinion: Revisiting a dark day

I can’t get through the month of November without revisiting John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the days that followed. It was 1963 and I was a junior naval officer in Washington, D.C. Our commander-in-chief...