Slightly off the Mark
Goldenrod, symbol of fall PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 19:07

by Neil A. Case

Goldenrod is in bloom.  Patches of its blossoms have spread splashes of yellow along highways and country roadsides. Their appearance signals the coming of fall as clearly as shorter days and chilly nights.

Goldenrod is common and widespread, a wildflower to many people, a weed to others. It is well- known and recognized by almost everybody. It’s common not just in North America but in Mexico and in countries of Europe and South America.

Iraq and Syria: Learning from history PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 19:05

by Mark Hunter

After writing this column about Syria, I realized my 9/11 column was due that week. As a result of that delay, by the time you read this America might have turned Syria into a relief map of Edward James Olmos’ face. More likely, Congress will still be debating how much extra pork-barrel spending they can tack onto a law authorizing an attack on Syria.

The PC Squad: How to screw up a memorial PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 22:02

by Mark Hunter

Some people felt that after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Americans would finally come together for the common good and work out their differences.

But most of us knew better.

Not so bullish about my BS Degree PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 21:23

by Mark Hunter

After graduating from high school, I moved into an efficiency apartment in the middle of Albion. Everything I had any interest in (except women) was within walking distance: My writing, the fire station, the EMS quarters, the library, and work. Pretty much in that order.

Closing camps: Girl Scouts fight in Missouri PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 21:37

by Mark Hunter

For probably obvious reasons, I was never a Girl Scout.

As a kid I might have happily joined, because that’s where the girls were. At an age when other boys were into baseball and spitting contests, I saw the future. But alas, I was put into all-boy gym classes, which explains why I don’t like sports.

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