November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Opinions

Northerners’ response to Hurricane Sandy shows good neighbors are the best relief

Regular readers of this column may have noticed that I chose not to weigh in on the presidential campaign. It seems like everybody wants to shove their opinion in your face, and I just wouldn’t do it. More...

Afternoon at Keeneland, Kentucky, was rich experience

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The aging sycamore tree, standing sentry over the paddock at Keeneland race track, is a symbol of what horseracing has become to this part of the country—stately, magnetizing, and enduring.  More...

Soils affect tree growth

Many people think trees can grow almost anywhere and it doesn’t make much difference where. However, “where” makes a big difference. Like row crops, trees are more productive on some soils than others.  More...

Book Review

Wolf Hall

Thomas Cromwell is not exactly a household name today. In the 1540’s, though, Englishmen knew who he was, and many feared and hated him. More...

Political Cartoon

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ALL ABOUT BOOKS – FINE, RARE, & COLLECTIBLE

How religion divides and unites us

Occasionally I digress from my main column theme which, in general, is modern culture and, in particular, often focuses on book collecting “for pleasure and profit.” In this and a few subsequent columns I will deal with a broader subject More...

IDEA OF THE WEEK

RISK TOLERANCE

My observation is that people are more concerned than ever about the issue of RISK. Yet ... truthfully ... there are so many types of risk that it is impossible to avoid participating in it. More...