Another day older

by Barbara Simpson -- How old are you? Young, middle-aged, old – or really o-l-d? Are you as old as you are, as old as you look or as old as you more…

Get 'em and burn 'em!

by Barbara Simpson -- See it and you'll never forget it. It's a portrait of pure despair and grief. The woman's eyes were tear-filled and pleading. Her mouth was framed tension; you more…

Wipe that smile off your face!

by Barbara Simpson -- Dear America West, "Wassa matta? Ain't ya got no sensa yuma?" The answer clearly is "no" – given the sensitivity of the crew on an AW morning flight more…

Terrorism? What's terrorism?

by Barbara Simpson -- You could almost hear their bones creaking as official spokesmen bent over backward to avoid using the dreaded t-word. At early news conferences, officials talked about the Los more…

I'll say it again: 'UNDER GOD'

by Barbara Simpson -- The "you-know-what" hit the fan when the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional. Two "bad" words: "under God." Remember when #%$@ and more…

The Greens are toast – burned toast

by Barbara Simpson -- Enviros are NUTS! In Sacramento, last week, the U.S. Forest Service said it will remove 80 percent of the dead trees burned last August on some 2,400 acres more…

A dad is a dad … or is he?

by Barbara Simpson -- There's a hole in my heart that can never be repaired. I thought I could deal with the loss of my father. I knew he was old. I more…

Well, what would Jesus say?

by Barbara Simpson -- The stench gets worse as lurid, criminal details continue to spew from Roman Catholic churches across the country. Priests are accused of criminal acts with children – most more…

Are you 'coming out'?

by Barbara Simpson -- "Hey, Mrs. Jones. Can Johnny come out?" Remember when that question had only one meaning? Johnny could either go outside to play or not, depending on Mom's mood. more…

Captain Sitting Duck

by Barbara Simpson -- "If hijackers are able to force themselves into the cockpit, all that pilots have to prevent the plane from being turned into a cruise missile is a crash more…