Yes, for the newspaper’s opinion I’ve written — even again today — to urge our fine Southern gentleman of a guvna to take the gloves off and get tougher with us independent cusses who just won’t abide by the wisdom of social distancing and hand-washing.
Most of the news team at the Index-Journal has been gathering and writing stories while bunkered in their homes. That began Wednesday. A few have, out of need, ventured out to gather stories and photos. Yes, at a safe distance and while practicing the recommended health safety measures.
Syndicated columnist Jim Mullen recently notified newspapers he was hanging up his weekly column. The good news is he intends to knock out a book or two, something likely easier to do without the deadline of a weekly column hovering over the shoulder.
Is there such a thing as too much music?
My musical talent essentially begins with loosely being able to maintain a beat and some singing ability that my fellow thespians claim is perfectly fine though not perfect. I think they say that because no one else got the particular roles I was assigned. The show must go on.
Are you tied down by those special occasion dates that Hallmark and jewelry stores foisted upon us? You remember Hallmark, right? It was a card company before it morphed into a sappy TV channel when the internet nearly destroyed the greeting card industry. Oh, and the restaurant industry got…
Think about some of the changes that have taken place during the past 60 years. Space travel, airlines, automobiles, telecommunication, all that the internet has brought us, robotics in manufacturing — the list is long.
Olive Garden, the restaurant that so many have been wanting for at least the full 20 years I’ve called Greenwood home, might not be on the horizon, but that’s OK with me.
On the Viewpoints page, we have on several occasions, especially as this past year came to a close and another began, encouraged people to be less divisive, act kinder.
Another year has come and gone. But not just another year. No, this is a big one. It’s the end of a decade. Lots of emphasis is being placed on that. And, for some reason, people are celebrating that we are entering the Roaring ‘20s. Or something like that, although I’m not so sure I’d want …
So, what’s your home look like for Christmas? And when did you do it? Or did you fall victim to the phenomenon that befell many of us in which it seemed the timeframe between Thanksgiving and Christmas shrunk so much that you’re considering opting out of decorating altogether? If you have, i…
Taking cues from Paul Crutcher and how he sometimes produces his twice monthly music column, I took to social media to basically ask friends to write this darn thing for me.
Remember when our lives got all tangled up in this whole interworld thing?
Thanksgiving traditions probably don’t come up in conversations nearly as much as Christmas traditions, but I bet most of us have some.