What's the preferred method of celebrating a birthday? Is it best to reflect on the years that have passed and molded one’s character — examining the successes and failures that have brought you this far? Is ruminating over goal [..]
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.
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 [..]
While the country was recently agog at the audacity of Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal passing for black, claiming positions and scholarships not intended for her, I found myself wondering if she remembered the first time she passed. I wonder if [..]
It's just as well that my children were born before the smartphone era, before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or Snapchat. The kids would have been left to their own devices, toddling through the park eating tanbark and snails while I thumbed [..]