Michael Norton
Winning Words

What I wouldn’t give for just 5 more minutes

How many times have we thought, “If I could only do that over again?” Whatever that is, there is always at least one thing, maybe several things we wish we could take another shot at.
Linda Newell

Anyone else slow about moving on to freedom?

Have you been feeling a bit anxious lately? You'd think as the pandemic starts to wane (in our area) and restrictions begin to be lifted, that I'd be feeling great about the potential of reentering …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

When life gives you clichés, make clichéade

It’s eleven o’clock. Do you know where your cliché is? For Pete’s sake, clichés drive me up the wall. They rattle my cage. At the end of the day, clichés push my buttons. Lately I have been …
Coming Attractions

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Shelf awareness leads to summer getaways

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow fast in the movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Congratulations to Healeys

Congratulations to Healeys Congratulations to Jerry and Ann Healey! You know when it’s time to move on. I commend you! However, afford me the opportunity to thank you for a job well done! Years …

Letter to the editor: End loopholes for ultra-rich

End loopholes for ultra-rich No matter what we look like, where we come from, or how we make a living, most of us do our best to care for our families and communities. But today a handful of …

Letter to the editor: Scenario was scare mongering

Scenario was scare mongering This is in response to the author of the “Super Dad” letter. Please stay in your basement with a mask, goggles, face shield, binky and blanket. No one, you or the …

Letter to the editor: Urge Congress to help kids

Urge Congress to help kids As we look back at Mother’s Day, I reflect on how hard mothers have worked during the COVID-19 pandemic to care for their children. Unfortunately, too many moms are still …

Letter to the editor: Super Dad

Super Dad Hello head of household, Super Dad. The one your family looks up to for guidance. You won’t wear a mask or get the COVID-19 vaccination, but there you are in the hospital for over three …
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