Category: Press Columns

Beware the faux pho foes

My wife and her sister recently went for a shopping spree at Costco. This makes me nervous. I just know that when I go for a shopping spree at Costco, $400 goes by and I decide my membership is not…

Baby technology and Power Rangers

We all know that the younger you are the more able you are to pick up on technology. Our baby is sure of it. At just one year old, she knows she can run the computer better than anyone else.…

Masks and teeth

If a superhero puts a mask on, nobody knows who they are. But if I put a mask on and go in the grocery store, everybody knows who I am. I might have a hard time fighting crime anonymously in…

To mask or not to mask?

When we took our oldest child to her pediatrician 11 years ago, the order was clear: do not give your baby peanut butter. Because peanut allergies are one of the most problematic allergies, doctors came up with a plan. That…

Dreaming of a white Christmas

I got a little too busy to write a Christmas column this year. But I had one in mind, so I hope you’ll forgive me if I’m a week too late. Christmas was quickly approaching in 1992. I lived in…

The years come and go too quickly

I think of myself as an even-tempered sort of guy, not getting too carried away by the strange goings on around us every day. Sure, some things bother me, like how people see things in social media and immediately think…

Goosebumps with my flag

I’m not writing this to weigh in on either side of the discussion about how best to recognize and honor our American flag. Because of my newspaper background, I’ve always believed in the constitutional right to freedom of speech and…

Three wonderful years

Around this time last year I was telling my wife Adriana happy anniversary for the first time. It worked out because paper was the first year anniversary gift, so I wrote her a column and called it good. Adriana gave…

So close, and yet, so far

A year ago around this time I was just getting back into taking online classes at Idaho State University. I had a heart-to-heart with my father/boss at The Power County Press. “I’ve loved working for you, but I want to…

The back nine

I know, I know. It’s been a long time since you’ve seen me write anything. My son, Preston, reminds me almost weekly that he hasn’t seen my column in ages. So it goes….. (And technically, I didn’t write this, but…