Walking, revisited

I thought that getting back into walking would be fairly easy. After all, I had been doing it for a couple of years, and had a decent stride – faster than some, slower than others, but mine all mine.

Another Libertarian column

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the worst. Their historic levels of general awfulness have given rise to the desire for a serious third-party candidate. You’ve probably heard that before, too. And the third-party candidate that stands to benefit most from the distain for the two atrocious presumptive nominees is the presumptive Libertarian, Gary Johnson.

It comes every year

“Here Comes Summer.” It was a popular song by Jerry Keller, along about 1959. Then around 1963, Nat King Cole invited us to enjoy those “Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.” In 1973, Alice Cooper let it be known that “School’s Out,” in a touching little ballad that included the line, “School’s been blown to pieces.”

Ida Lindsey

Mrs. Ida Lindsey, age 86 of Forrest City, died Friday, May 20, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven, Miss.

Veepstakes: The Clinton Edition

As Bernie Sanders continues to win, or nearly tie, primary contests across the country, despite being mathematically incapable of securing his party’s nomination, one thing becomes quite obvious: Hillary Clinton is far from an ideal candidate. I know it. Bernie knows it. Nine million Democrat voters know it. As with Donald Trump, Clinton’s unpopularity with a large faction of the general electorate make it so much more important for her to choose a quality running mate.

Just the latest chapter

When the story in Tuesday’s Times-Herald stated that the debate over merging East Arkansas Community College and Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute wasn’t new, it was right.

Veepstakes: The Trump Edition

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have unfavorability ratings that border historic levels. This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. But now that they are both all but assured their parties’ nominations – sorry Bernie – it’s imperative that they court a running mate that can make them look somewhat more appealing to unconvinced and undecided voters. It’s quite possible that a VP choice has never been so important.

The Donald Domino Effect

There is no longer any doubt that Donald J. Trump, the bombastic blowhard who has never held a public office in his entire life, will be the Republican Party’s nominee for president. If someone would have told me this a year ago, I would have checked them for fever. But that’s where we are and there’s not much that can be done about it.

When it pours, you’re wet

If it is true, as some wise folks have said, that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, I figure that along the way there are strewn numerous discarded umbrellas.