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Pink pocketbook

Pink pocketbook

By Pat Farrell There was a pink pocketbook stored in my closet. I had purchased that pocketbook with the full intention of giving it to my friend Saunder in the…

A letter from the enemy

A local hiker found the following letter in our woods on Sunday evening, and we felt that it might be important to share, given the access it provides into the…

Eye of beholder sees what may be

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not the only politicians in the news. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has joined them as the FBI conducts an investigation of funds given to a…

Let optimism and hope win

To the Editor, I blame my husband Keith. He made me a no-matter-what-we-cheer-for-the-Cubs-fan. Keith grew-up listening to the Chicago Cubs games on WGN radio with his grandfather in Fort Wayne,…

Weed and feed

Weed and feed

By Pat Farrell I had done everything right! I put out my weed control in the early spring, aerated my lawn and fertilized with the best you could get at…

Tell America its great

We could all use a little bit of happiness, yes? We need a little bit of something that makes us feel less like we’ve been trapped in the zoo on…

Our Social Security funds go elsewhere

Our money, not the federal government’s, is going somewhere contributors cannot reach or depend on. Every year, every employer and employee “gives” the federal government 12.4 percent tax on the…

Letting life in

Letting life in

by Pat Farrell Today I am remembering a weekend spent at a dear friend’s cabin several years ago. We knew it was in the mountains by a river, and we…

Expecting a miracle

Expecting a miracle

by Pat Farrell The pelican waits on the dock because he expects the fish to surface. My cat watches out the window because she expects the birds to come to…

Cry out!

Cry out!

by Pat Farrell “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if…