Living in infamy

by Barbara Simpson -- Sept. 11 is a date like Dec. 7. President Roosevelt was right about dates that live in infamy. The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 provided the more…

Dark reflections in the mirror

by Barbara Simpson -- I wish I could say "I can't believe" all the rhetoric after the fact of Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately, it doesn't surprise me at all. It's so predictable that more…

I got it! They don't get it

by Barbara Simpson -- I knew I loved the Aussies, an enthusiasm reinforced when I learned of their recent move against Indonesian poachers who are pretty bold in scoring some valuable catches more…

His 2nd descent into hell

by Barbara Simpson -- This is the story of a hero, the true story of a man who lived thru a version of hell that is simply unimaginable. That he got through more…

Dumb schools

by Barbara Simpson -- Ever wonder what's going on in your children's schools? Be careful. It's like sausage – you don't want to know how it's made or what goes into it. more…

African-style disaster
adds a Chinese flavor

by Barbara Simpson -- Not enough, too weak and too late. The United Nations does it again and to make it worse, blames the wrong people – those nasty, colonial whites! Zimbabwe's more…

The Supremes on a frog hunt

by Barbara Simpson -- Watch out everybody. We're being cooked like a frog! Bottom line: You do not drop it in boiling water. Smart guy that he is, he'll jump right out. more…

'Hit me again ...
harder, harder!'

by Barbara Simpson -- They say if you want a donkey to do something, get his attention first. So, whack him on the head with a 2-by-4. That'll do it. But what more…

Why not 'death to the perpetrators'?

by Barbara Simpson -- If their stiff upper lip got any stiffer, their faces would break. I heard the comments in a news sound bite from a victim of the London bombings more…