Drip drop, drip drop, drip ... drop dead

by Barbara Simpson -- Get over it. Get over the headlines you may have seen about the Klamath Basin. Interior Secretary Gale Norton OK'd the release of a little water to the more…

Beijing learned from the best, Bill

by Barbara Simpson -- You have to hand it to the Chinese. They not only knew how to get what they wanted from Bill Clinton – read that as money at the more…

I am woman, hear me whine

by Barbara Simpson -- Helen Reddy sang it in her hit song back in 1972 – "I am woman, hear me roar" – and with the heady force of the female liberation more…

A little note on liberty

by Barbara Simpson -- My Dear Little Ones: I have something I want to tell you about, but because we live so far apart, I can't do it in person. Instead, I'll more…

'A' is for adultery, 'B' is for ...

by Barbara Simpson -- Madonna has kicked off her new world tour in Barcelona, her first since 1993. Critical reviews are decidedly mixed, to put it kindly, but fans are snapping up more…

Suing Dr. Feelbad

by Barbara Simpson -- Hey, did you feel it? The earth moved, but it had nothing to do with sex. A jury in California's Alameda County convicted a doctor of elder abuse more…

Do we really have to die first?

by Barbara Simpson -- Holy you know what! I thought I was the only one, but now I know the truth! Those incredibly bright headlights blinding me in nighttime traffic are not more…

Save Yosemite – now!

by Barbara Simpson -- It can literally take your breath away. It did to me, the first time. We were traveling the narrow road along the wild river through the canyon and more…

Oh, the stress of it all!

by Barbara Simpson -- You'd think people would understand that to go into a hostile environment (scorchingly hot, no water, food or assistance, no roads, maps or places to stay) brings with more…