The biggest spider ever, like in the world … ever

The biggest spider ever, like in the world … ever

I am not afraid of very many things. Snakes and frogs don’t bother me, I’m OK with heights, rollercoasters, clowns — stuff like that...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Conformity not really a good thing

Conformity not really a good thing

As a rule I don’t buy into many of the news stories you see passed along on social media as the sources for these stories are usually far from t...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Glad I picked journalism and not cosmetology

Glad I picked journalism and not cosmetology

I grew up as the oldest child — and the only girl — in a fairly large family. My younger brothers were my first playmates when we were kid...

May 20th, 2016 |  


One person keeps you in the dark

One person keeps you in the dark

Government belongs to YOU, not politicians. You have every right to know what your elected and appointed officials are up to and how government bureau...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Being a journalist not an easy profession

Being a journalist not an easy profession

Being a journalist is hard. That sounds a great deal like the whiny complaints you hear often enough these days, but that’s not the way I meant ...

May 19th, 2016 |  


A ten-bell salute for Pops

A ten-bell salute for Pops

One of the most fascinating people I have ever had the privilege of knowing passed away on Friday.He partied with Johnny Cash, he taught Elvis Presley...

May 13th, 2016 |  


Trump could be the next Herbert Hoover

One of them is a free trade-wary millionaire and political neophyte who locked up the Republican presidential nomination with promises to make America...

May 12th, 2016 |  


The dark matter of fairy tales is, well, kinda dark

The dark matter of fairy tales is, well, kinda dark

Everybody vaguely remembers the nursery rhymes and fairy tales from childhood. But it wasn’t until I began retelling these stories to my own chi...

May 6th, 2016 |  


Birthday message to my son, Bones

Birthday message to my son, Bones

My son Andrew’s birthday — May 3 — is a most special day for him and an even bigger one for me.Andrew, or Bones as I affectionately ...

May 5th, 2016 |  


My favorite thing about the South is …

My favorite thing about the South is …

In the course of my job, it is often required of me to attend various press conferences and company meetings, briefings and updates. It’s just p...

April 29th, 2016 |