Off the grid: Are you ready?

by Barbara Simpson -- I've heard the ominous warnings of what would happen if the grid went down – or was taken down: It wouldn't be pretty. I suspect most people don't more…

Enough already! I don't care!

by Barbara Simpson -- What a week: Hillary Clinton keels over in public, and the efforts to brush it off as nothing special were overwhelming, although it finally became an issue for more…

The lesson we quickly forgot after 9/11

by Barbara Simpson -- I think there's something in the air or water that's making us stupid – or perhaps blind is a better word, or maybe we're just incredibly gullible. Then more…

Say it! Ryan Lochte was drunk

by Barbara Simpson -- Before the Olympics, I'd never heard of Ryan Lochte. So much for fame, but then again, I don't follow swimming competitions. Now I know who he is and more…

A kids' summer camp ... to learn rabble-rousing

by Barbara Simpson -- The headlines showed the mindless destruction and street-rioting anger of people in predominantly black areas of Milwaukee. Black power – yeah. Black harassment – yeah. Police bias – more…

Time for an Olympics time-out

by Barbara Simpson -- It happened again, as it usually does for me. I swear each year they come around that I won't watch the Olympics. I've seen so many things over more…

The continuing lies about TWA 800

by Barbara Simpson -- It's amazing how that perennial question – where were you when XYZ happened? – keeps recurring. Perhaps it's a byproduct of living; the longer you live, the more more…