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Oct '15

Is the pen a double-edged sword?

Last week two school shootings occurred — one in neighboring South Dakota, the other in Oregon. It is one of those occasions where I am grateful to not have cable television or even rabbit ears to avoid the inevitable dissections and discussions of what went wrong and who is truly to blame. I’m 34 years […]

Sep '15

Counting down the days

My brother called me the other day and I got a chance to talk to two of my nieces, Graci and Ella, and my nephew, Gage. Gage will soon be 4 years old and was happy to tell me “how many monies” he had. In case you were wondering, he had six “monies.” That’s about […]

Sep '15

The Eternal Sunshine of the Staycationed Mind

Aaah, vacation. The sound of that word gives me a warm, fuzzy tingle that radiates all the way down to my toes. With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, I get to look forward to my next time away from the office, plugging away at the daily grind until I am released on good behavior. […]

Aug '15

Robin and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

This just ain’t my day   Have you ever had one of “those” days? I am smack-dab in the middle of one now as I write this to you. In my private life, I am OK with sporadic changes — in fact, I sort of enjoy them. I am the kind of person who you […]

Aug '15

How is that even legal?

As the crime reporter I see a lot of different types of cases. Before coming to the Globe, I recorded court cases for the Superior Court in Arizona and saw lots of civil and family cases. I used to tease that I got paid to watch Court TV for a living. When I’m at home, […]

Jul '15

Dr. Palmer, you suck

I’m sure by now everyone has heard about Cecil the Lion and one man’s idiotic decision to kill an animal living in a nature preserve. Now, I don’t have an issue against hunting for food. I’m not a vegetarian or a vegan and I’ve ate my fair share of meat in my 34 years. I’ve […]

Jul '15

Time ain’t nothin’ but a number

Time. Of all the things out there that controls our lives, time is one of those things you can’t seem to ever get right. When you need some, it runs out. When you don’t want it, it seems you have an overabundance. Nineteen. I was brushing my cat Fidget and thinking about all of the […]

Jul '15

A chip off the old writer’s block

As you read this, I am on my last day of having a pseudo-vacation at home, thanks to Independence Day and a few well-placed days off. I’ve managed to get a few things done around the house — nothing amazing, mind you, but a few things. I’ve been dehydrating apples to have some yummy snacks […]

Jun '15

A thought provoking question

I had a partial day off on Monday, and when I wasn’t cleaning up fallen tree limbs out of the road by my house or catching up on laundry, I spent a few hours visiting with two friends I’d not really had an opportunity to catch up with in a while. Such is the life […]

Jun '15

Casting out the (dare)devils

Every great fisherman, and probably every bad one too, has an epic tale to tell. The struggle, the fight, the great war between man and beast is waged in ponds, lakes, streams and oceans around the world. A battle of wits played with little more than a string, a pole, a worm and a prayer. […]