Kurtis Workman

1,000 business cards

What do you do with 1,000 business cards? Business cards emblazoned with your name, not the generic “company card” you get during your first week, but personalized just for you. What to do with them when you are working for…

In defense of the beaver

It doesn’t happen very often that a community is faced with the decision of what to choose as a mascot. Pocatello faced this problem in 1990 when Century High School was beginning service. What criteria does a community use to…

Creepy crawlies in Idaho Legislature

Last year I wrote about Ilah Hickman, a middle school aged student from Boise that had taken up the issue of designating the Giant Idaho Salamander as the state’s official amphibian. For two years Hickman studied the process of making…

To humbug or not to humbug

It is always interesting to watch the year end. As an adult I have alternated between Scrooge-esque to Tiny-Tim joy. I decided several years ago that I did not want to fall victim to the permanent on-set of the humbugs.…

Embrace Taupe Thursday

It was two years ago when I first mentioned the ever-expanding phenomenon of retail gluttony in this column. That was the first year news agencies around the country started making a big deal out of Black Friday expanding into the…

Ere on the side of classy

Last week was homecoming. That annual bacchanalia of school pride. The week when the serious work of studying goes away and the angst of college admission standards are put on a shelf. Just because the normal standards are relaxed does…

How neutral is the net?

From almost the very beginning of the internet there has been one debate that remains unsettled; how free should the internet be? The term used for this debate is net neutrality. Net neutrality in its simplest form is the idea…