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I’ll argue until I’m blue in the face with anyone who wants to say that “sports don’t matter.” For reasons on complete opposite ends of the spectrum, this last week showed just how much … more
Another busy week in the Legislature ended along with the month of January this past Friday.  After a full week of hearings in the Agriculture, Business and Labor, and Health and Human Services … more
The National Football League owns Sunday afternoon and night all fall and into the winter. The NFL's biggest game, the Super Bowl, caps everything off with the largest TV audience of the year on … more
People all over the world struggle with so many things. There are poverty, hunger and health crises, to name a few. It is heartening, though, that people set up fundraisers to help. If you go to … more
For a variety of reasons, such as food and climate, some animal species migrate on a regular basis. True migration is the two-way seasonal journey animals make from one area to another. For some … more
Greetings from the Capitol as we end the third week of the 2020 Legislative session.  Sixty new measures were introduced Thursday, the final day to introduce bills this session bringing the total … more
Within the last few of months, a number of accidents — one fatal — occurred on state Highway 133 between the Blair water tower and the entrance to Mutual of Omaha. The speed limit on the highway … more
Let’s talk about spinach. My love for this vegetable runs deep for so many reasons. Popeye wasn't kidding when he preached about how good spinach is for our bodies. But the benefits go way … more
Even though we are three weeks into the new year, welcome to 2020. I like the roundness and repetition in the sound of that date. It reminds me of the year 2002 — same numbers but in a different … more
It’s been 25 years since Will Smith and Martin Lawrence helped reinvent the buddy cop genre in the first “Bad Boys” film. All these years later, the duo have returned for the third installment … more
The first full week of this year’s short legislative session brought with it the start of full days of debate and many more introduced bills. Unlike a long session where there is little to debate … more
There aren't many animals that are uglier than the hippopotamus. The common hippo is the largest freshwater mammal living today, and is a distant relative of the pig. The common hippo is found … more
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