There’s something funny about the pursuit of fun

In the interest of offering a momentary reprieve from what are justifiably more serious topics — among them pandemics, politics and who’s most likely to start at quarterback for the Denver Broncos — I’d like to change the subject and write about something else. Fun. What is fun, really? We’re constantly encouraged to have it. […]

Real pain of inflation felt in the pocketbook

“If you want to get someone’s attention, hit them in their pocketbook.” This saying has been around a long time, but the truth becomes blatantly obvious as gas prices rise between fillups, groceries cost more each time they’re purchased and utilities and housing costs skyrocket.  Inflation receives the bulk of the blame, but exactly what […]

Biden administration policies threaten to restrain recovery

Americans are a resilient bunch — including entrepreneurs and their employees and investors. According to the latest numbers reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, gross domestic product growth accelerated in the first quarter as the climb out of the deep economic hole dug during the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Yet, President Joe Biden serves […]

Please sir, I want some more news releases

It’s time to revisit a favorite subject of mine: news releases. More specifically, it’s time to beg again for local news releases and the opportunity they afford to share more information with readers. I swear, there are occasions when I feel like less like a newspaper editor and more like the orphan Oliver Twist in […]

The lost art of the follow up question

Is it just me, or have members of the mainstream media — read Democratic party spokespeople — become mouthpieces spouting talking points word for word as they’re told? I know we all know MSM leans well to the left, but it’s become the Mortimer Snerd to the Charlie McCarthy Democrats. I didn’t say Edgar Bergen, […]

Enable entrepreneurs to gun for the big guys

In the political world, it seems like everyone — no matter which side of the aisle they reside on — loves small business. And they truly seem to want small businesses to succeed. Just not too much, apparently. If a business grows, innovates, excels at serving consumers and rises to become a global leader, the […]

Longevity on the job has its advantages

I count among my many blessings the opportunity to work in one job in one place for so long. More than 22 years, for those keeping track. While others change jobs — and by one estimate, nearly a third of the work force changes jobs every year — I happily stick to the business of […]

Do government programs actually solve any problems?

About 2,200 federal assistance programs were available to the American public in 2013, according to Government Book Talk. It appears that was the year the publication stopped counting because programs weren’t enumerated in recent publications. It’s likely safe to assume many programs have since been added. The General Services Administration has a database of programs […]