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Posted Dec 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Editor's Note: This column was said to have been written by Cody, with a little help from his owner, Suzi Hollingsworth. Who are we to argue?Mom said you were looking for people with something to say. I hope that applies to dogs, as well, because I have a lot to say.First of all, I just don’t understand some of the things people do. For instance, when my mom takes me for a walk, she takes a baggie and brings my droppings home. What does she do with them?...

Posted Dec 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Editor's Note: This column was said to have been written by Cody, with a little help from his owner, Suzi Hollingsworth. Who are we to argue?Mom said you were looking for people with something to say. I hope that applies...

Posted Dec 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

It is hard to believe I was only 23 years old and Fern was 46 when we met.It all started when I announced to my coworkers at a hospital in Ventura, California, in October 1968 that I was moving to Eugene.Verne, my head nurse, said,...

Posted Dec 6, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Someone gave a job description for air traffic controllers as "eights hours of sheer boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror."I wish I could say I wrote that, but I didn’t. However, I spent 23 years as an air traffic...

Posted Nov 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I visited our local Social Security office recently, along with 35 other patient but grumpy folks. In the hour I waited to be called, I couldn’t help but notice the decor could use a lot of help. The place could look comfortable, welcoming...

Posted Nov 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

In the classic movie “Anne of Green Gables,” Anne Shirley declared, “I simply could not live here if I hadn't any imagination.” It is uncanny how well I can relate to this sentiment.It takes some...

Posted Nov 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

It seemed like a normal Sunday morning. My husband and I read the paper, had breakfast, took our dog for a walk and got ready for church. I slipped on my shoes, grabbed my purse and was getting ready to put my phone on vibrate when I noticed I...

Posted Nov 8, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I’ve noticed that there seems to be something missing in today’s world, and it costs nothing to maintain. It is the simple act of having polite courtesy for one another.It takes only a moment to smile or say hello to those we...

Posted Nov 1, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Bugs have terrorized me all my life. I admit it. I am a sissy when it comes to bugs, especially spiders and anything with a fat body and more legs than I am brave enough to count.I am an experienced witness to the stealth of spiders. For...

Posted Oct 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

What makes siblings taunt, tease or get physical with each other? Are we born that way? Survival of the fittest in the pack? Birth order, perhaps?Everyone with sibs has a story of this family behavior. Most of those memories fade. My...

Posted Oct 11, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Our home has been on the market for nine months. That seems abnormally long. We’ve been told over and over again it looks “dated.” Of course it does. It’s almost 15 years old.So we decided to take some advice...

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