Editor’s Column: Giving Thanks

November 26, 2021 Niki Turner 0

It’s that time of year when our hearts turn to gratitude. What are you thankful for? For the month of November, or at least on Thanksgiving Day, we slow down long enough to be grateful […]


Outrage addiction

November 22, 2021 Niki Turner 1

My grandma used to buy those supermarket “rags” in the checkout line. The over-the-top headlines and doctored photographs were just barely plausible enough you could imagine stories titled “Santa found frozen in chunks of ice,” […]


Editor’s Column: But does it help?

November 4, 2021 Niki Turner 1

Oh, the name-calling and the slurs and the coded messages coming from both sides of the street… It’s a way to vent, to release some of that pent-up frustration and anger and dissatisfaction we’ve got […]


Can we plan ahead for happiness?

October 22, 2021 Niki Turner 0

I’m reading a book called “The Blue Zones of Happiness” by Dan Buettner. The premise is that there are secrets to attaining greater degrees of happiness which can be identified and replicated by studying some […]


Editor’s Column: Hard lessons

September 25, 2021 Niki Turner 0

Why is this such a hard lesson, one we have to learn over and over again throughout our lifetimes? It starts when we’re children, learning about touching hot stoves and going too fast downhill on […]


Editor’s Column

September 15, 2021 Niki Turner 0

I wasn’t expecting to like a TV show about sports so much, but the Ted Lasso series on Apple TV has thus far lived up to glowing recommendations from friends and family.  In the last […]


Editor’s Column: 9/11

September 10, 2021 Niki Turner 0

The summer before I started high school I took my first trip to New York. The Statue of Liberty was encased in scaffolding that year, but the World Trade Center — the iconic Twin Towers […]

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