Category: Press Columns

Outsource it all to India

I often questioned why my grades weren’t as high as I thought they should be in my school days many decades ago, but now I wonder no longer. It couldn’t have been the quality, quantity or accuracy of my work.…

This isn’t America they fought for

As the stock market continues its downward spiral, potentially costing business and investors billions of dollars, and as the approval rating for Congress and the President continues the same direction, the so-called “government shutdown” shows no sign of being ended.…

Gubernatorial hopeful also plans to be Prez

Idaho Republican candidate for governor Harley D. Brown will be the President of the United States. Just ask him – or read his campaign brochure which proudly proclaims him as “Future U.S. President”. I don’t know about you, but I…

IRS audits aren’t always a bad thing

I admit with blushed cheeks that Debbie and I missed the deadline for filing our income taxes with the IRS and the State of Idaho this year. As the April 15 deadline approached it became clear we weren’t going to…

Providing for a crowded planet

More people are living today than have died in all of humanity’s existence on earth. That’s a line I heard on a television show the other day and, as it turns out, it is far from the truth. Apparently that…

Circle of life

We all experience those circles of life, when there is a beginning, and an ending, that bring to the forefront of our thoughts our hopes and fears, happiness and sadness. It happened again for me about a month ago. My…

Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing

Not being much of a hunter anymore, seasons come and go without much attention on my part, but with wolf hunting season opening this past week in areas throughout Idaho, it was interested to receive an email from a group…

American Falls Day one to remember

Kudos to all of the Greater American Falls Area Chamber of Commerce members and other volunteers and participants in this year’s American Falls Day activities Saturday, Aug. 3. Despite obstacles of all shapes and sizes (and naysayers who suggested it…

Birds of spring can knock it off

Granted, it’s not a farm rooster letting us know the sun is rising, but the birds of spring that have taken up residence in the trees near our house are becoming just as annoying. It’s kind of like going to…

Cute kitty can’t stay at our house

The checkers all wore smiles on their faces as they stood at the front of their checkout counters at Ken’s Food Market when I approached them Monday afternoon. I wandered along the aisles looking for something new, when I finally…