Kurtis Workman

Due diligence for a salamander

The 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln famously said “government of the people, by the people for the…” oh forget it. If you are an Idaho legislator you have stopped listening. Last week I wrote about the folly…

Hiding in plain sight

Shakespeare pondered through his character Juliet “What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” As with most things in this world the opposite is also true if you care…

Sending a message

Laws are as much about the message they send as they are about curtailing or promoting a certain behavior. I think laws generally fall into one of two categories. The first are the laws that are designed to prevent or…

Let’s get physical

I am not a “math person.” I often joke that I do math well enough to know I bought a really expensive calculator. Despite my complete distaste for the subject some things have stuck with me, mainly the whole sub-subject…

Apology not necessary

I want to give myself an award that I just created 37 seconds ago. It is the Worst Sports Fan of the Year Award. As the first ever, and probably only, WSFOTY (pronounce that Was-foe-tee) winner I would like to…

I seen you reading this column

I was playing Mr. Mom and I began feeling morally and intellectually bankrupt after I tried to navigate the failageddon that is the Obamacare website when I finally got through the adversity that was like a root canal on steroids.…

A resolute resolution

It is the start of the year and that can mean only one thing: I will be inadvertently back-dating checks and other documents until November. I guess it could also mean that it is time to evaluate how well I…

Yes, Virginia, there is a RedBox

Just before Thanksgiving I wrote about one of my family’s traditional dishes, Pretzel Salad, a wonderful concoction that includes Jell-O, pretzels, whipped cream and strawberries. Unfortunately when word spread to my grandmother that I would be referencing one of her…