Words inspire pictures inspire words

Posted by admin on April 29, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

Idaho photographer and educator Mike Shipman guest blogs in this week’s regular Friday edition. When I was in high school, I wanted to be a writer; which was after I had passed up opportunities for lead guitarist in a rock band, pro football player, archaeologist, and architect. Words were escape, and still are; a transportation […]

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Fun With Genealogy

Posted by admin on April 22, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

Guest blogger Chuck Dennis plumbs genealogy in this week’s edition of the regular Friday blog. This piece is a real departure from the normal Ken Rodgers blog entry. No descriptions of austere American deserts or green forests and mountains, and no birds or endless skies. No cowboys or soldiers or bad but interesting old times […]

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On Kobe B., Homophobia, Alan Simpson, and Round Ball

Posted by admin on April 15, 2011 in Musings |

I recall sitting in a room in the early seventies at Arizona State University waiting for the Economics 101 professor to show up. A day-old State Press, the university newspaper, sat on one of the desks. I picked it up and thumbed through until I came to the editorial page. I liked to see what […]

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Oh Outhouses, Four-Holers, and Burning the Heads

Posted by admin on April 8, 2011 in Musings |

One of the Twitter headlines for The Washington Post.com on 4/5/2011 was, “Is it impolite to bring reading material to a public restroom?” I chuckled when I read that and not because of the inanity of the query, but because of memories that hove into my mind’s view. In early April, 1968, I had just […]

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Posted by admin on April 1, 2011 in Guest Blogs |

This week essayist and guest blogger Susan Bono muses on handfuls. The first time I got pregnant, I hoped for a girl. I knew nothing about babies and everyone said girls were easier. Three years later, when a sonogram revealed a second son, I had to grieve the daughter I would never have, but I’d […]

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