Viewpoints

Wed
24
Aug

Children should be seen and heard

Open your front door, lean out to listen and you'll hear two things: First, the sound of your electric bill tripling as you let conditioned air escape your home. And second, the silence of children not at play outdoors.

Tue
16
Aug

Hold the cheese, please

Move over, Morgan Spurlock. Yesterday, I decided to go on the Subway diet.

Rather than gorging on McDonald's food for 30 days, as Spurlock did for his film "SuperSize Me," I thought I'd try to follow in the footsteps of Subway's oh-so-nerdy spokesperson Jared Fogle.

Wed
10
Aug

New cat (owner) in crisis

Simba wandered into Lisa's yard about a month ago. Looking like a tiny, fluffy tiger, this stray kitten knew a sucker when he saw one, and immediately he batted the lashes over his golden eyes and brushed against her leg.

Tue
02
Aug

Desperate mom sneaks to Wonka

My kids wanted to be Wonka-cized.

Wed
20
Jul

Darwin Award nominees are natural selections



Across our nation, school boards are trying to reintroduce creationism into the curriculum, claiming that teaching only evolution ignores the theory of intelligent design.

Tue
12
Jul

Prepare for war, Tom



Oh, Tom, Tom, Tom. You big, adorable, darling idiot.

It's been a few weeks now since Tom Cruise, star of "War of the Worlds," criticized Brooke Shields for using antidepressants to cope with her post-partum depression. But his words aren't easily forgotten.

Tue
28
Jun

Dictator digs Doritos



Saddam likes Doritos.

That was the headline on the news this morning.

Wed
22
Jun

'How are you?' makes all the difference

I was rushing through a typical day, taking the cat to the vet and buying the groceries and getting the oil changed ... all that mundane stuff that adults have to do.

Tue
14
Jun

Solutions for international instability

This is a time of great international unrest. People around the world are up in arms, and not just because Brad and Jennifer broke up.

Tue
31
May

Words of wisdom for the class of '05

It was a humid May day, and Madame Jonas' French IV class was restless. Actually, that's putting it too mildly: We were like hummingbirds on heroin.

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