Most everyone has a mouth, some of them bigger than others. So what are those of us who have ears to do when those mouths spout opinions we grow tired of hearing? Do we respond with our own thoughts, as well-informed or misguided as they may be, s [..]
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Dec. 25, 2009.
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Dec. 14, 2012.
Since his death earlier this year The Star-News has published archived columns of Tom Basinski’s Behind Police Lines. This final installation first appeared Aug. 16, 2013.
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Tom Basinski. Today’s column first appeared June 17, 2011.
June means fruit tree overload for many yards and gardens as favorable spring conditions cause trees to produce more than they can handle June drop...
This column's subject is a result of my flat out hero worship for the legendary Ray Bradbury, who died last year. I began reading him at age 12, and was captivated by his skills as a wordsmith. His remarkable authorship of more than 80 books, sto [..]
These people. You’ve seen them before. A perfect example is the woman in front of you in line at the grocery store paying for expensive brand-name cereal with WIC vouchers. You notice her neatly manicured fingernails, her smartphone, her [..]
I hate PE. This loathing goes back to elementary school. I was short and skinny and wore glasses — the trifecta of PE disgrace. I spent most Friday afternoons in grade school pressed against the handball wall trying simultaneously to be invi [..]