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Michael Norton
Winning Words

The right question requires the right response

A nagging and recurring elbow injury had finally forced my hand to seek medical attention. After meeting with an orthopedic surgeon, the diagnosis was more than tennis elbow or bursitis, it was a …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Pandemic diversion is one for the books

A man past sixty living alone with a small dog walks to his guest room where a little library of fiction is kept and scans the spines for an option to read as the second year of a pandemic has him …
Coming Attractions

A Tyrannosaur named Sue

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Enjoy the journey on a search for the worst

Recently, Turner Classic Movies showed what many consider the worst movie ever made. “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., and starring Bela Lugosi who died during …

Michael Norton
Winning Words

Merging onto the highway of grace

A friend of mine had recently posted his frustrations about someone not thanking him for allowing them to merge into the traffic ahead of him. No wave, no thank you, they just moved on and into the …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Thou shall not kill

I have not read commentary by church leaders, nor their members, about the thirteen executions that have been approved, including the final three, now two, killings, by the Trump administration …

Letter to the editor: Pharm thanks

  I was born with SVT – supraventricular tachycardia – a pre-existing condition I will carry with me for the rest of my life. The disorder afflicts a little over two people per …

Letter to the editor: Cult of personality

  Someone hilariously spliced together a video of AZ Trumpers shouting “Count the Votes” juxtaposed with PA Trumpers shouting “Stop the Count.” This shows how much …

Letter to the editor: Amendment B will indeed raise taxes

  Shouldn’t voters be asking: ‘If Amendment B (aka repealing the Gallager Amendment) wasn’t going to impact them by raising tax revenues, why is it even on November’s …

Letter to the editor: Biden will fight domestic violence

  During my first campaign to represent House District 24, I vowed that I would use my position to create more pathways for survivors of domestic violence to escape abusive relationships and …
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