Day by day, the world as we know it moves closer to returning to normal, or at least what constituted normal prior to the pandemic.
When I arrived in this world in late 1953, my parents proudly assigned me the name "Stephen," which at the time was quite well-liked in the we…
One down, one to go. This month showcases two of Quincy’s most popular summer attractions — the just-completed Grand Prix of Karting and the u…
We appear to be in the home stretch of turning back this pandemic, and soon the masks and social distancing will be things of the past.
Many across the region lost a good friend late last week, myself included. The Rev. Bruce Rice passed away early Thursday evening, cancer clai…
Another month, and another series of Facebook comments I happen to find hilarious. Here's the latest edition of "Found on Facebook":
Admittedly, today’s “Morons of the Month” tribute may have reached a new level of unusualness.
The generation gap is real. Very, very real. You're right, I should probably explain before we proceed. Let's go back a few days.
During the first week after I moved to Quincy, way back in 1998, I soon came to grips with that natural Illinois-Missouri rivalry.
There are four specific loves in my life. Without hesitation, and in order, they would be:
Way back when I was in junior high — yes, at the times of covered wagons and Davy Crockett — I would make sure I was camped in front of the fa…
Each day I feel a bit more optimistic that we'll get through the uncertainty of this pandemic.
There are plenty of actors and actresses I enjoy watching. Among the stars from Hollywood's modern era, I'm probably most partial to the likes…
The advice is always free — not to mention entertaining — during any excursion through that emotional wilderness we call Facebook.
In case you weren't scared of snakes before, think again. Some thoughts and observations as we prepare to bid April adieu:
Normally, our "Morons of the Month" column hands out awards and smart-aleck comments directed toward individuals.
Sometimes, less is more.
Faithful followers of this space may remember that way back in December we revealed the names of about 20 items that most people probably thou…
What makes a great movie ending? You know, the kind of conclusion that makes you sit back in your recliner — or your nice, cushy seat at the l…
This particular love affair spans not only years, but decades.
If I have one thing to be grateful for during this pandemic, it’s how my appreciation of the old western “Gunsmoke” has grown.
The Major League Baseball season starts today, and that's always a good thing.
Those who know me will be quick to attest one of my favorite times of the day is lunch.
Since as long as I can remember, I have always been infatuated by names. Specifically, the names parents give to their children.
The most "charming" of the smaller towns in Illinois? Well, if you can believe author and marketing strategist Amelia Buzzell, two of the top …
Every so often I like to take a detour when it comes to our "Morons of the Month" offering.
First of all, I realize that many — maybe even most — of our tax dollars are used for the overall betterment of man.