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Did the job of parenting become significantly more of a challenge within the past year with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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While it may not rank up there with profound questions such as, "Why is the sky blue?" and "Who really killed President Kennedy?" I periodically will find myself asking just how many miles of …

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If a person lives in a neighborhood long enough, and pays a little bit of attention, he or she will see a shift in the age demographics. I mention it only because I have witnessed it happen in…

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Like any number of people I am probably guilty of taking for granted the bountiful number of blessings with which I was given during the first half century or more of my life. These days, spen…

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Like any number of people, I am probably guilty of taking for granted the bountiful number of blessings with which I was given during the first half century or more of my life. These days, spe…

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The elimination of "stuff" at the Henley hacienda is ongoing, only the items being disposed of changed significantly last week. Rather than work in the cold basement throwing away things that …

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PRESIDENT BIDEN made an early pandemic show by promising that a majority of American schools would reopen in his first 100 days in office. But (last week) we learned that this depends on the m…

A funny thing has happened at the Henley hacienda over the past 18 months or so. While the number of licensed drivers has been reduced by half, the number of vehicles available for use has increased.

The government needs to spend lots of money to rescue the economy. It also needs to spend this money well. That is, Congress must make sure that as many dollars as possible reach those who gen…

An autopsy of Donald Trump’s presidency can proceed from an early example of his memorable utterances. On his 13th day in office, Feb. 1, 2017, the first day of Black History Month, he said: “…

When I was about six or seven years old, my mom came into my bedroom with a sweet little pink box that had my name etched in gold on it. Whenever you opened it, a tiny ballerina would pop up a…