War Games: Creation gone Catatonic

Zelda

  He walked over with a wooden cane, asked if the leather chair near me was taken. No, I replied. That other seat is in the sun, he said. I don’t want to be in the sun. No, I agreed. Pumpkin Spice doesn’t have the appeal in the heat of Georgia that it does in [Read More...]

Building a Domestic Military?

riot gear

Our local county Sheriff Department is seeking funding from civic organizations to buy Kevlar vests for its staff. I like our Sheriff and I have a great deal of respect for local law enforcement. But here’s the thing — we live in rural Oregon. During all my years of reporting, I can only think of [Read More...]

How Profitable is Panhandling?

  Over the past few days there has been a panhandler on the corner where Highway 395 intersects with McDonald’s. As far as panhandlers goes, this guy is younger, and fitter than most. The cardboard sign that he holds up says he’s a war veteran. If my nephew, David  Spears, is any proof, that war [Read More...]