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This has not been a fun week for my family, with the announcement that publication of the West Side Index, Gustine Press-Standard and Tuesday Review will cease at the end of June. Well, longer than a week, actually, but this one in particular is very surreal. Even from 3,000 miles away.

The end of school celebrations continued this past weekend with a weekend visit from my mom and Mark..the first of hopefully many visits to our corner of western Tennessee. Thankfully my prayers to the heavens for nice weather were heard, and Mom got to experience the the more enjoyable days…

It was a special weekend celebrating Samuel and grandson Vincie finishing middle school, made even more special with a visit from newlyweds Sarah and Trent, and Grandpa Bill.

While everyone is busy arguing about the new CDC directive on mask policies and vaccinations or riffing on UFO’s, there have been some worryisome developments regarding privacy and government spying not being talked about as much as they probably should be.

Here in the South, the big news... at least on the streets... is the Colonial Pipeline shutdown and ransomware attack. A pipeline I might add, that delivers fuel to much of the South and East Coast.

California’s effort to try every hare-brained progressive idea under the sun continued with news of the imminent release of 63,000 individuals from California prisons under the guise of making them safer.

As I sit and type this column on Tuesday morning, a glance at the calendar... and the school calendar on my refrigerator, I realized that the official countdown has begun.....30 days until school is out for the summer.

This past week has been an object lesson in power politics. From the U.S. Senate to Major League Baseball, there isn’t a facet of society that isn’t at the mercy of the whims of the left.

The newest fad surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 panic and anxiety by the chattering class is a push for “vaccine passports” to ease our way back to normal life. A life filled with indoor concerts and festivals, dinner at the newest urban hotspots and jetting off to exotic locales will be no …

If the recent diplomatic meeting between China and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is any indication of what to expect over the next four years, well, its gonna be....problematic.

Mother Nature is looking to be busy over the next couple months here in my corner of Tennessee. And while back home everyone is preparing for another summer of water shortages and drought, we’ve had a different sort of water problem around here lately.

My morning coffee was enjoyed with a decidedly different view last weekend, as I found myself enjoying my first bits of caffeine overlooking the hills, massive oaks and acres of vines of Central California’s wine region. That was quite a change from the still bare trees that greeted my view …

Rising prices, canceled pipelines and more taxes....welcome back to normal, back into the shadows for the middle and working class where the squeeze of big government, big business and big lobbyists rule more and more of our lives.

Snow has descended on the South, and snow banks that would be more familiar in northern climates have taken up residence on my patio... along with a flock of Grackles that normally reside in the trees between the field and my backyard.

Congress’s second quest to finally bring down their great orange nemesis opened this week after a deal was reached by Senators Schumer and McConnell on the framework and rules of the Senate impeachment hearing against President Trump.