Speech should be free for all Americans

Freedom Communications Imagine no religion. How about no free speech for those who embrace religious beliefs. Don’t let them practice religion in public, and don’t even let them mention it. Those who think it’s far-fetched in this country may be wrong. Ours is a country of free speech, which means we get to express what […]

Mobile procedure ends in serendipity

Baxter Black Imagine the header clinging to the rack on the back of a flat-bed, chasinga cow across the high plains of Colorado with the hazer banging alongbeside him in a quarter-ton Ranger with a vet-box in the bed.

Fulfilling occupations involve risk

Baxter Black Joe Camacho is a cage fighter. Can you imagine his mother saying, as he goes off to fight the front line of the Oakland Raiders, “Be careful, Joey, and don’t get hurt.” I caught myself giving that same instruction to my son as he went off to his high school soccer game. As […]

Art of conversation lost in modern world

Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Can you imagine what our parents and grandparents would have said had we pulled out a stack of cards imprinted with a number of subjects to be used to begin conversations at the dinner table? Of course, their language would have been less colorful than mine when I saw such cards […]

Card talk is faux talk

By Lynn Moncus Trying to keep up with the times is a most difficult task for some of us and often seems more than a little unnecessary. For instance, I recently received a collection of “Conversation Cards” and wondered just what to do with them. Their purpose seems to be to give families and friends […]

There are worse jobs in sports

By Kevin Wilson I hate my job. It’s a comment lament. From the fictional account of the man who works with an office full of monkeys in the Careerbuilder.com commercial to the person who’s just trying to get by on minimum wage and the occasional hour of overtime, everybody has an aspect of their job […]

Despite advances, there’s more to do

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist One common expression many of us use — “the greatest thing since sliced bread” — represents a milestone in convenience. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, sliced and wrapped bread became widely available. I’m not a cook, so it is difficult for me to imagine the mechanics of how […]