- Like a book, our lives have multiple chapters
- Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009
- In the book of life, some people open and close chapters in their lives on a regular basis. However, I'm the type who doesn't do extreme change well — which probably explains my 28 years with the Henderson Home News and Boulder City News and a 30-year relationship with the Las Vegas Sun.
- Current path won’t fix health care
- Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009
- Most everyone in the United States knows health-care reform is needed. However, each may have his own idea of what reform should be. To me, it's quite obvious there are at least two points to consider.
- Sotomayor proof of evolving melting pot
- Tuesday, July 14, 2009
- The hot days of summer are finally upon us in the relentless Mojave Desert. Even for a native desert rat like myself the 110 degree temperatures can be tough. It seems just a bit hotter since my return from the Pacific Northwest where temperatures are either pleasantly warm or down right cold.
- After 25 years, she still leaves me in the dust
- Wednesday, July 1, 2009
- It was 27 years ago I first laid eyes upon Donna, affectionately know to readers as my bride, at the Las Vegas Sun, where she worked in the dispatch department. We had some common interests in motorcycles and dirt bikes, which led to our first date, which was to repair the flat tire on her Yamaha IT 175. Now we are celebrating 25 years of marriage.
- Summer a good time for teens to volunteer
- Wednesday, June 10, 2009
- Graduation week signals the hot days of summer are on the horizon in Southern Nevada. This is the time of year when the excitement and glitter of the Las Vegas Strip lures many local teens with nothing better to do than hang out with friends in the tourist corridor.
- Reid getting ready for next big fight of his life
- Wednesday, May 27, 2009
- Like any seasoned fighter, Harry Reid is in for the fight of his life. That's the way it is in square ring of boxing, and it is no different in the political ring. The next fight is always the biggest fight.
- Bank bailout does little for those who need help most
- Tuesday, May 19, 2009
- The big bank bailout does nothing for the ones who need it most. How does that old saying go? “No good deed goes unpunished.” Perhaps more fitting for today’s mortgage crisis it should say, “No good mortgage payment history will get aid.”
- Living through a parent's worst fear
- Wednesday, May 6, 2009
- Parents: Have you ever considered what steps to take if your child was ever missing? Young people: Have you ever considered the immeasurable pain and worry your parents experience when they don’t know where you are? Columnist Tim O'Callaghan tells of several hours worrying about his 21-year-old son's late return from a fishing trip to Lake Tahoe.
- Finding where Nevada gets revenue is a taxing experience
- Monday, April 20, 2009
- Have you ever sat down for a moment to examine where the state of Nevada gets its revenue? I have, and it's slim pickings to say the least.
I downloaded a copy of the Nevada Department of Taxation Combined Sales & Use Statistical Report to explore the budget woes.
- Buying a home might be risk worth taking
- Wednesday, April 8, 2009
- Have a little cash? Buy a home in foreclosure, for goodness' sake.
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