Finding the blessings in trying times

Finding the blessings in trying times

As 2017 comes to a close, I acknowledge it has been a challenging time, a difficult time. As I detail a few of my own experiences of loss and grief &#...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Corporate tax reform should benefit domestic companies

Corporate tax reform should benefit domestic companies

By Michael StumoContributing ColumnistAs tax reform becomes a major focus in Washington, Congress faces a unique opportunity to fix a situation that h...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Calling all phone-o-philes

Calling all phone-o-philes

Don’t say you weren’t given due notice. Remember a few weeks ago, I casually mentioned I got a new phone? I stated pretty baldly that you ...

November 19th, 2017 |  


Editorial roundup

Nov. 13, The Washington Post on AT&T’s proposed purchase of Time Warner:President Trump’s disdain for CNN is no secret. He has repeate...

November 19th, 2017 |  


Editorial roundup

Nov. 14, The New York Times on the House Judiciary Committee hearing where Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned:The House Judiciary Committee...

November 17th, 2017 |  


Turmoil in Zimbabwe

Turmoil in Zimbabwe

One of the most interesting and perhaps intriguing events of the early 21st century is happening right now and it’s something that very few peop...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Tax plan just a money grab for corporations

Tax plan just a money grab for corporations

Republicans are pushing a huge corporate tax cut bill through Congress. You might’ve seen a lot of coverage trying to sort out “who wins&#...

November 15th, 2017 |  


What happened to the boy who cried, ‘bomb?’

What happened to the boy who cried, ‘bomb?’

“A boy called Peter lived with his parents in a village on the hillside. His parents, like most of the other people in the village, were sheep f...

November 15th, 2017 |  


The Japanese ladies’ lesson

The Japanese ladies’ lesson

When I look out of my kitchen window I can see the back of Miho’s house. For a long time after she was gone, when evening’s darkness would...

November 14th, 2017 |  


What’s cooking? Food for thought

What’s cooking? Food for thought

In addition to teaching part-time at my local community college, I teach telecommunication employees. My predominant focus is literature and writing, ...

November 14th, 2017 |