Guest columnists

March 9, 2011

Timid cuts, padded revenues not enough

President Obama has said that the cuts included in his fiscal 2012 budget will force “tough choices and sacrifices.” Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner invoked a […]
March 9, 2011

Jesus tells us: ‘Don’t worry, trust in God and be happy’

Many things are happening around us that can make us anxious: the long-term effects of the oil spill, rising gasoline prices, the slow economic recovery, crime, […]
March 9, 2011

The Pupil Becomes the Master

It’s slightly disheartening hearing at the first puppy class that your 7-month-old pound rescue could very well flunk … especially given that our canine teacher hadn’t […]
March 16, 2011

Brook Farm

In the 1970s, I attended the University of Arizona in Tucson. Before that, I had never been further west than Lake Charles. The prospect of leaving […]