The end has begun

by Barbara Simpson -- There's nothing like arriving for a visit and finding a note on the door that the family is at the hospital emergency room. Merry Christmas. It was to more…

Jingle jangles

by Barbara Simpson -- Merry Christmas! What are you doing reading this on this holiday? Shouldn't you be celebrating with family, friends, even the dog? Perhaps going to church or dropping in more…

Dissecting Dubya and Gore's speeches

by Barbara Simpson -- I don't know about you, but on Wednesday night, I heard and saw two long-awaited speeches on television. The country, if not the world was waiting for those more…

Strange reality

by Barbara Simpson -- As I write this, the election of November 2000, at least for the presidency, still isn't over. While councilmen and mayors, and state legislators and governors, and senators more…

Who's watching the store?

by Barbara Simpson -- The eyes of the nation, indeed the world, are on this country as we struggle with a battle royal. We had an election. The Republican ticket was said more…

For Gore it's Al or nothing

by Barbara Simpson -- As I write this, the turkey and stuffing are finally cooling down in the fridge, the kids are enjoying third helpings of pie and ice cream and the more…

A home where buffalo roam?

by Barbara Simpson -- As I write this, Al and the gang are still hanging-out plotting election strategy. Since they're playing old-fashioned, machine politics, they're probably in a tobacco-smoke filled room -- more…

An election year curse

by Barbara Simpson -- Oh yeah. Another election. Slam-dunk. Typical political BS. He says -- she says. Smoke and mirrors. Money, money and more money. Smart a-- political consultants and dumb a-- more…

'No push ... no crutch, please!'

by Barbara Simpson -- Oh boy, it was one of those potentially explosive situations that we joke about. You know the old advice -- if you want to avoid a fight, don't more…

The betrayal game

by Barbara Simpson -- When I was a kid, Halloween was a time of costumes, trick or treat, and -- for those more willing than I to brave the wrath of their more…