Some who read this column know me. Most do not.
Global warming cheerleaders are disheartened by our cool, wet spring. With all the rain in the South, Confederate statues are as clean as they have ever been. It’s a lose/lose for the left.
This month marks the seventieth anniversary of Mental Health Month. In the decades since the first observance, stigma surrounding mental health issues has greatly reduced. However, misconceptions and misinformation still exist. It is vital for the one in five Americans who live with mental h…
Beating all expectations, the U.S. economy continued to grow at an exceptional 3.2 percent rate in the first quarter of the year. Unemployment is at an historic low, consumer spending is up, and the stock markets hit new highs. Trump’s success drives limousine liberals nuts. As they spend la…
For two years I have said there is nothing to this embarrassing, wasteful and farcical Russian collusion investigation. There has been no evidence, but what I did not realize is that “evidence” is no longer needed in our out-of-control, unaccountable and politicized justice system in order t…
I bought a leaf blower last year. I know, stop the presses, this is big news! But it taught me a lesson. Two actually. One, if I win the lottery, I will hire someone to do my yard work. And two, I must start writing more online reviews.
Tiger Woods, who became his own cautionary tale, made his redemptive comeback last week and won the Masters after 3,950 days since his last major win. His son Charlie and daughter Sam hugged him emotionally on 18. It’s probably the best comeback story in sports and one the nation universally…
Well, I opened a can of worms. A few months ago, I listed a few of the common spelling mistakes that make us laugh (or groan). Since then, my mailbox runneth over with more. So before the “statue” of limitations runs out (where IS that statue, anyway?) let’s review a few from the Bad Spel…
A half century ago, Glen Campbell sang of “the everyday housewife who gave up the good life for me.” On television Laura Petrie, Harriet Nelson, and the bewitching Samantha Stephens made housewifery seem downright glamorous. Advertisers wooed the “little ladies” of the home, enticing them wi…
Economists in Great Britain and the EU predicted that the UK’s economy would collapse if it voted for Brexit. It hasn’t; in fact, it has prospered. Apparently English government economic forecasts are about as good as their dentistry.
Parenting fails. Some are more laughable than others and some are downright embarrassing. As hard as we work to avoid them, it happens to us all. At least I hope.
National Volunteer Week is April 7-13 and organizations across the country are celebrating the gifts of time and talent that individuals selflessly give to help others. Nowhere is this commitment more valuable and heartfelt than in hospice.
I’m an observant person – sometimes to a fault. At least that’s what I’m told when I’m caught creepily staring at someone daily (Don’t panic, that’s a joke).
In many elementary and middle schools, police officers have been teaching healthy living programs for decades. The first was called Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE). It was replaced a few years ago by C.H.A.M.P.S (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety).
The media/Democrats and their deep state prosecutors have spent more than two years breathlessly bombarding this administration with baseless accusations, initiated by a knowingly false Hilly Clinton/DNC “dossier.” It painted Trump as a Russian James Bond villain, "Gold Hair."
83-year-old rockabilly pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis suffered a stroke recently, and had to postpone his upcoming concert dates. His doctors say he will recover, and he plans to resume touring when his health permits. I sure hope he does.
Ah, Spring Break. The time of year when so many are posting on social media their photos from Florida, onboard a luxurious cruise ship or some other warm, envious location, reminding us all that now is the time to go rob their house.
We continue to encourage our kids to go to awful colleges, load up on stifling student loan debt, resulting in unfulfilled dreams. When many of these kids need to just get a job or learn a trade.
Last week I read an interesting (and alarming) piece about the decline of community newspapers across the country. What a bummer. Is anyone hiring?
I’ve been busy over the past few weeks as we’ve finally gotten settled into our new house – please excuse my infrequent musings. Allow me to catch you up.
With all the hoax “hate crimes” and #MeToo shakedowns, a buddy of mine said he wants to get in on the action. He was going to claim to be sexually harassed/hate-crimed at work and, when asked by whom, he planned to respond, “By anyone who will settle.”
With a new batch of politicians in D.C. espousing socialism, victimization and House freshman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”) running Amazon’s jobs out of New York, etc., it might be a good time to re-read Ayn Rand’s work.
At the risk of coming across as the poster boy for self-pity, allow me to fill you in on the litany of “of course that happened to me” events that have riddled my life over the past, well, 16 months or so.
The Democrat Governor of Virginia, who is a pediatric neurologist, said on a radio show that, essentially, once a baby is born the mother should have the right to decide to keep it alive or to kill it.
Bartender-turned-thought-leader of the Democrat Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or “AOC,” as the left so affectionately calls her) has turned her considerable intellect to opining on climate change. With the precision that can only come with $100,000 of student loan debt for a dubious li…
A respondent to this newspaper wrote a letter about the pros of a particular editorialist. Something he wrote set off alarm bells in my mind and I believe that they should with every American.
As you Democrats load up your clown car for the three-ring circus we call the presidential primaries, the key is to differentiate yourself. Trump did it with the 17 RINO clones against whom he ran.
We all have situations that make us uncomfortable. I’m not that different than most regarding the list of uncomfortable places to be or situations I don’t want to find myself in.
Donald Trump’s tweet dubbing Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s billionaire founder, “Jeff Bozo” reveals more than the locker room MO of our president. Our country's roots are in England, where people of importance are knighted. In America, we now have our own version of knighthood: a nickname from Donald Trump.
This Sunday, the price of mailing a letter goes up a whole nickel, from 50 to 55 cents. I remember the national outcry when it went up a penny, from five to six cents. “I’ll just drive down to the bank to pay my light bill, this is ridiculous,” some folks said. But eventually the shock wore …
The government shut down December 21st over Senator Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi petulantly not wanting Trump to have any border wall funding. The federal government spends $4.4 trillion a year; the $5 billion Trump wanted is one-tenth of 1 percent of that. About the same per…
I’ve seen it said that social media is the cigarettes of this generation. An addiction that we have minimal understanding of, and won’t understand the detrimental effects until it’s too late.
Many people have described 2018 as a terrible year. According to the latest polls, the only thing Americans agree on is that Americans do not agree on anything. At the top of that list is The Wall. This was also the year there seemed to be much confusion about whether America’s former enemie…
1. It was another safe year for air travel. One Delta Air Lines jet did slide off the runway, but Delta made up the recovery cost by charging the passengers an exhilaration fee.
The staff at the Manchester Times has spent the past couple of weeks reviewing our “resolutions” for the New Year and planning for how the newspaper can better serve our readers, our advertisers and our community.
1. My wish is that we have more bipartisan meetings like last week's with Trump, Pelosi and Schumer - just the three of them and their food tasters. We have become a tribal nation that will tolerate most forms of violence except helmet-to-helmet contact.
What is the result of years of leftist, nanny-state rule? It has hurt the middle class, and eventually there are riots like we see now in France. French President Macron’s woes should serve as a warning to America’s rising Left.