Kurtis Workman

Not elite enough

 Conservatives are no longer represented by individuals championing a set of values in a clash to the compromise with our counterparts on the other side. Any more the aisle dividing legislative houses is not a walkway. It is no longer…

Catching 22 hard places

Perhaps you are familiar with the term “catch 22”. “Catch 22” is the term used for a situational trap from which the person involved cannot escape without harm. The term was popularized by the 1961 Joseph Heller novel of the…

Diabetics are NOT subclass citizens

Setting aside for the moment tight jeans contests and whiskey soaked tobacco, in my opinion Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has either been abducted by aliens or is ignorant in the truest sense of the word. There is a law…

Not for everyone

There are things in this life that are not for everyone: escargot, bungee jumping, watching French movies, eating raw tomatoes. There are a million things that could go on a list of things not everyone should participate in. Some of…

A reservoir within a reservoir

For those of you who have some type of investment portfolio I am sure you have heard the term “diversify”, or if you are like me and don’t really have to deal with the headaches of retirement planning you might…

A lesson poorly learned

Over the past few weeks students in the American Falls School District have been preparing for the ISAT tests and that preparation has left me with a very bad taste for our education system. As a child I remember the…

Somewhere between bona and fide

“Let’s do the Time Warp again…” or maybe we should just get stuck in the weird space between the past and the present. I find that I am a bit of an enigma because I actually forget the internet exists.…

UNI: Unexpected Necessary Information

There is an acronym that has remained prevalent in our language for the last few years. The acronym is TMI, it stands for Too Much Information. TMI is one of the oldest members of the “text-speak” family, those abbreviations that…

A play of humanity in five acts

It is time to talk a little inside baseball, shop-talk, insider trading, whatever you would like to call it when a person reveals a little known or discussed secret of their profession. There are a lot of times, as a…

Pen is mightier than email

In every legislatives session there is one bill that is not earth-shattering in its importance, but seems to grab the emotions of lawmakers, like burly dockworkers adopting a stray kitten. This year it is a proposal by Rep. Linden Bateman,…