Monthly Archives: April 2011

Second Story Man

Somewhere in the back of my mind I sensed I might be walking into an ambush. But I also knew I had to face the five men at some point so I decided the sooner, the better. Normally I would … Continue reading

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As Goes Superman — So Goes the Nation

Superman has started a stink by declaring he intends to renounce his U.S. citizenship in a move aimed at giving him more global authority. He makes the decision in “Action Comics” No. 900. Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, who created the comicbook hero, must be spinning … Continue reading

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Buying Someone Else’s Diary

For 25 years now, I have searched to find “The Journals of Alfred Doten,” a three-volume set, weighing in at roughly forty-pounds. They were edited by Walter Van Tilburg Clark and published by the University of Nevada Press. Each volume … Continue reading

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A Trial for a Hoodlum

Grandpa got me the job alright. However I didn’t know what to expect. All I really knew was that the money sounded good. At 14 I was at that in between stage – I had a grand interest in the … Continue reading

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The Stubborn Scot

There is never a good time for bad news. And that bad news came late Saturday night when I received a phone call from my friend Elizabeth — telling me her husband of 16 years had breathed his last. But … Continue reading

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Washoe Schools Need to Return to the Basics

Washoe County School District Superintendent Heath Morrison says making $35 million in budget cuts could mean laying off for as many as 200 teachers, administrators and support staff, and dipping again into school book funds and reserve accounts. During the … Continue reading

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Grandma Agnes

Tucked away in a small bible Dad owned, I found the death notice and obituary for my Grandma Agnes Arne-Darby. I was only 4-years-old at the time, but recall a great many details about the days before and after she … Continue reading

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