• Headed in the wrong direction

    It has been said, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
        In our country, we could very easily put “political correctness” in place of “good intentions."

  • Something to be thankful for

        A day to give thanks.
        And to torture some innocent bird until delicious cornbread stuffing shoots out of its … never mind.

  • Party like it’s $19.99

    One evening after dinner, 5-year-old Johnny noticed that his mother had gone out and asked his father, “Where did Mommy go?”
        His father replied, “Mommy is at a Tupperware party.”
        Like most kids, the explanation satisfied for only a moment.
        Puzzled, he asked, “What’s a Tupperware party, Daddy?”
        An honest man, his father decided a simple answer was the best course.

  • The 100-meter vomit dash

    My 2-year-old daughter is cute, she’s ornery and she’s precocious.
        And, in the span of only seconds, she turns into a ticking vomit time machine.

  • Remembering Diana Hummell

    Popular wisdom will tell you that Diana Hummell lost her battle with cancer last week.
        I don’t believe that. I think she won.

  • Stick with what works in sheriff’s office

    We had a tough time deciding whom to endorse in the race for Adams County sheriff.
        There are three good candidates – Jim Fariello, Doug Darr and Mark Nicastle. Each had good ideas for the department if elected. And each has plenty of experience in the profession and continues to be passionate about the law enforcement field and their respective roles in it.
        In the end, we opted to stick with Doug Darr, the incumbent.

  • The politics of groceries

    Politicians in my grocery store? Perish the thought.
    Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter’s famed grocery store town halls have become fodder for his re-election campaign. The commercial spot begins with Perlmutter saying, “Hi, what’s on your mind?”

  • In support of 27J mill levy increase

    Advocating a tax increase in this difficult economic time is a tough task.
        We have no doubt it wasn’t easy for the School District 27J Board of Education to make the decision to ask voters for a mill levy increase. In doing so, they ask many of the same families they serve, struggling with financial uncertainties, to contribute more of their hard-earned money toward the school district.

  • Football watching: A family affair

    My wife doesn’t get football.
        Research says she isn’t alone. Statistics that I just made up show more than 80 percent of women can’t tell the difference between a place kicker and a placemat.
        My wife’s gripe is a common one. What’s intellectually stimulating about 11 grown men pushing each other around a field for three hours? And yet women watch virtually the same thing occur for three months on “The Bachelor.”