Norm Olson

Poet's Corner: Brevity


By Norm Olson, Nikiski

O Time, I’ve been so cruel to you in words penned in the past,

But all ambitions, hopes and dreams were on your... Read more

Add space between invocation and assembly agenda

On the invocation issue. . .

Here’s a simple solution. Pass a procedural rule that states: “An invocation shall be given 10 minutes before the... Read more

An alternative to a police force

It’s being talked about everywhere: “Sterling residents hold suspected burglar for arrest.”

A very bad guy has been taken off the streets by residents. That’s... Read more

Poem: A Father's Lament

A Father’s Lament

By Norm Olson, Nikiski

Deep within a father’s heart there reside

Those times long gone — the spent riches of youth,

And proclaims as fathers have... Read more

Is more marijuana enforcement worth the cost?

Some lawmakers want to create new criminals by making bad laws regarding the production of pot. Isn’t it enough that the victimless crime of personal... Read more

Poem: The Farmer's Wife

The Farmer’s Wife

by Norm Olson

We left the plow there in the field

Where Dad died that April day.

We sold the horses... Read more

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