In a recent interview for the BBC2 series “Inside Obama’s White House," President Obama sounded somewhat wistful as he spoke to an interviewer about how he has tried to use his voice "to move things toward a more ethical and moral outcome."
If you trust the experts — and if there’s anything we’ve learned in this election season, it’s that we should trust no one — the Donald’s crushing defeat in Wisconsin means he is now a long shot to gather the 1,237 delegate votes needed to claim the Republican nomination.
“The Spring at Moss Hill,” this week’s novel written by “New York Times” bestselling author Carla Neggers, is a romantic mystery. It is the latest in the Swift River Valley series of novels. The book is a mystery, but it is not a suspense thriller that involves a murder.
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated this week in 1968, and I have always tried to honor his memory as a teacher and coach. I always thought of him as a man of God who spoke purposefully and passionately for all who were not treated justly. His persistent theme in most of his speeches was that our lives consist of speaking up for those who cannot because they have been marginalized, will not because they see no justice, or have not because they are too scared.
With apologies to Buffalo Springfield, there's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear. Here's Bill Clinton in Spokane, Washington, making the pitch for his wife last week: "But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we've finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that..."
Jack and Jill were pursuing the same goal, which they never achieved. What happened?
When my siblings and I were growing up on the ranch, we learned to eat everything. We worked hard, we were hungry at mealtime, we didn’t have much (hardly any at all) “convenience” foods from the grocery store, and we couldn’t afford to be “picky” eaters.
My passion for early childhood education has consistently been a driving force in my life. As a stay-at-home mom for several years, this ambition remained strong and gave me incentive to pursue a job outside of the home. Starting as an aide at St. Mark’s Preschool, then moving on to being a teacher at Eagle’s Nest Preschool, I have found my “happy place.” Being in the classroom affords me the opportunity to have one-on-one interactions and learning experiences with preschool-age children.
I’ve always enjoyed listening to mama cows when they’re talking to their babies. Their moos are uttered in a variety of tones, depending on the situation, and I get that, but what I don’t understand is how a cow is able to tell a calf to “stay right there and don’t move,” and the calf does it. I don’t understand a bunch of other things cows tell their calves, either, but it’s fun to guess at it.
Nothing happened here. Even after factoring in the thuggery and the lies and the victim-blaming and the fact-denying, it was just another day on the campaign trail with Donald Trump, the man who would be president.
In September of 2015, ten scientists won the satirical Ig Nobel Prize for scientific studies of questionable worth. When I read about the tongue-in-cheek prize and the dubious research it rewarded, I felt better about my failed attempts to participate in an extra-curricular science fair in seventh grade.
There are few superhero clashes that every comic book fan has wanted to see on the big screen more than that of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” a youthful eagerness kept in check by a steadfast decision to hate the outcome before even seeing it. The casual film viewer should never trust a fanboy’s assessment on anything within pop culture, but yes, there are good reasons for the negativity you’ve already heard.
This week’s novel, a suspense thriller, was written by Joy Fielding, a New York Times bestselling author. You may know her for “Someone is Watching” or another of the over 20 novels she has written.
We really miss *you! You were such a fierce competitor and we had such high hopes for you as a football player, track runner and student. We knew you had some issues, all of us do, but you worked hard to overcome them. We tried our best to support you but still keep you accountable and challenge you to become something we all saw in you.
Not many of us think about needing air ambulances. We don’t dwell on that possibility, but for people hurt in car accidents or who live in smaller or rural communities without medical care at hand, being airlifted to a hospital can mean the difference between life and death.