Pencils and Pens

I do not remember ever being without a cup full of pens and pencils.  There are writing instruments in every room of our house, in all the nooks and crannies of our vehicles, in the garage, storage sheds.  Usually paper too, but if not, there is a … [Read more...]

The 20% Recovery

“Economy grows....stock market tanks!” Wednesday, July 30th, the first estimate for second quarter GDP came out. Between May and June the U.S. Gross Domestic Product was said to have grown at a 4% annual rate, the best in a decade. Normally such ne … [Read more...]

Unattended Packages Invite a Different type of Thief

 Theft is a worldwide problem, but when they steal mail or unattended packages right at your doorstep, you are dealing with a variety of thievery; not necessarily one gender or age specific today. So, have you ever ordered an item and it never … [Read more...]

Christianity vs. Islam: the War of Faiths

The war between Christianity and Islam has been going on for hundreds of years with no sign of abating. The recent history begins with the destruction of the Ottoman Empire who sided with Germany during World War 1. When they lost the war in 1918, … [Read more...]

U.S. Supreme Court sends message to Nevada judges: Butt out of election campaigns

A Supreme Court opinion from earlier this summer should send a message to Nevada judges to butt out of election campaigns. The court reversed and remanded a case out of Ohio that involved a law making it a crime for any person to “[p]ost, publish, … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History Aug. 3 – 9

August 1909 5-26 Flood and rain ruined 15 tons of raisins. August 5, 1963, the Soviet Union and the United States signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT), which prohibited nuclear tests in the atmosphere, under water, and in space. Underground … [Read more...]

Do You Listen or Hear?

Our minds are amazing globs of gray stuff.  Specifically I refer to little piece of glob that can recall a voice.  As you sit there, think of someone, anyone, regular guy you know or have known or someone famous, doesn’t matter.  Now as you picture th … [Read more...]

Taking Charge of Your Own Health

 The health field has undergone so many changes, along with new laws and FDA Regulations when it comes to prescriptions. Insurance plans have changed, and even the attitudes of doctors, not all, have some of their patients concerned; from controlled … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History July 27 – August 2

July 31st 1909 - U.S. President William Howard Taft's proclamation created Mukuntuweap National Monument. In 1917 new park director suggests name change to Zion. July 1914- Aschel Barnum falls in school cistern. (cistern was used to hold water fro … [Read more...]

How to stop a charging bureaucrat? Take away his credit card

If you can’t get a bill passed in Congress telling a federal agency to stop doing something, just slip some language into the appropriate appropriations bill denying funding for doing it. That’s what happened with wild horses. Though the law exp … [Read more...]