NASA: Saving face and CYA!

by Barbara Simpson -- I loved the choice of words: "... delicately seeking advice about what to do ..." You'd almost think the subject of the advice quest was of a deeply more…

You want it? It's free!

by Barbara Simpson -- "You can't even give it away!" Remember when you heard people say that? If you do, it was a long, l-o-n-g, l o-o-o-o-n-g time ago. Geesh! It's true. more…

Today's justice: Anything but blind

by Barbara Simpson -- Remember when "justice was blind?" Forget that. Today, like it or not, there's a litmus test for the courts and the people who work there – the judges more…

We're at the bottom of a big, BIG load!

by Barbara Simpson -- Wow! 227 years old! Happy Fourth of July! Happy Birthday USA! It seems only yesterday we were celebrating the bicentennial. And look at that ... it's 27 years more…

'Toto! What happened to Kansas?'

by Barbara Simpson -- Kansas? It isn't even Oz! And the wizard isn't a little old man sitting behind a curtain, pulling strings and levers to influence our perceptions. No, in our more…

Enviros down in flames

by Barbara Simpson -- The inferno continues in Tucson as I write. It's one of at least eight wildfires in Arizona and the fire season's just beginning. With the heat, wind and more…

Hey boss, he hit me!

by Barbara Simpson -- If you are tee'd off about the disarming of Americans, with laws making it harder to purchase guns and nearly impossible in some states to get a permit more…

There's no witch in this witch hunt

by Barbara Simpson -- Slammed with a 9-count federal indictment, Martha Stewart is battling for her personal and professional life. Whipping up a souffle or stitching some curtains isn't going to hack more…

South Africans escape the horror

by Barbara Simpson -- Editor's note: This is the last in a 3-part series. Read Part 1 and Part 2.The woman on the plane next to me was the epitome of elegance. more…

The dangers of South Africa's mirage

by Barbara Simpson -- South Africa is like the mysterious veiled face of a woman – alluring and tempting. Even removing of a veil or two, that impression doesn't change. But when more…