Category: Ward Degler

Opinion: Back to sailing – finally

Commentary by Ward Degler It was perfect sailing weather. The weekend finally brought two days of blue skies, puffy summertime clouds, temps in the upper 70s and a light breeze. It was sheer bliss...

Opinion: Can’t hear the noise

I was enjoying a quiet afternoon reading the other day. At least I thought I was. A friend dropped by and after a few minutes asked, “How can you read with all that racket?”...

Opinion: Idiomatically speaking

Where would we be without our idioms? No victory would ever be “in the bag.” No one would ever “kick the bucket.” Seldom, if ever, would anyone go on a “wild goose chase.” And...

Opinion: The wrens didn’t wait

There was an eerie silence when we came home. Three days earlier when we left for our annual family reunion the area around the front porch where the birdhouse hangs was a hotbed of...

Opinion: Wednesday is Flag Day, sort of

This Wednesday is Flag Day, a national holiday that boasts a couple of distinctions. First, unlike some other holidays like Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Presidents Day, it’s never had any name other than...