Let's have some real ice sports
Like most everyone in southeast Missouri, I am sick and tired of winter. The constant snow, ice and frigid cold has kept me inside much more than I would like, stuck watching "Seinfeld" reruns and reading about a ridiculous school bond issue we will have to vote down in the spring...
So just what does the President know?
As much as I tried to stay focused on the World Series, some other news tidbits managed to slip through the cracks this past week. In the excitement of the annual Fall Classic, I may have missed something. But here's what I thought I heard. The United States has been spying on as many as 35 of our allies over the past few years without their knowledge. And, so we're told, without the knowledge of the President himself...
A Pitch in Time
Baseball has always been a popular sport in our area with several area players having successful careers in college, and the minor and major baseball leagues. But have you ever heard of the remarkable baseball career of Sam Hunter of New Madrid? The first name "Samuel" is a popular name in the Hunter family, so to clarify, the "Sam Hunter" I am writing about was born in 1864 to Samuel and Mary Anna Lewis Hunter. ...
Whiiiifffff - my youth is gone
As a teenager, I was addicted to wiffle ball. I would play all day until it was too dark to see the ball and even then it was hard to drag me away. So when a friend asked me to play in a wiffle ball tournament last weekend, I was all in. Then the day to play arrived and I realized that it had been over 20 years since I had actually played a true game of wiffle ball. Sure, I had thrown the ball around with co-workers here and there but this was serious business. It was a tournament...