WASHINGTON — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto thre...
When I was a little boy growing up in Anchorage, I knew just what to do if I caught on fire: "Stop, drop, and roll." I knew because they taught me in school. Just like they later taught me, "Just say no" to drugs. It was mandatory.
Back at the beginning of my TV career, in Cleveland local news, on-camera minority reporters were few and far between. Our business was just discovering the imperative of diversity. We had just one on our staff, a guy named Peter.
My idea of the perfect meal in winter is soup. Served from a tureen set in the middle of the supper table, it can be as formal or relaxed a dish as you wish, depending on the kind of soup you choose to prepare.
Our Mother complied a genealogy-heritage type book that has wonderful history and pictures of our life on the farm. Some pages have the past history of her family and Dads. She has years and dates that I rely on almost every week when I write an article for this paper. I appreciate her tiny hand writing and the years and dates that she remembered. It is like a time-lock of our past and seems most sad, as a few years latter she developed Alzheimer’s.