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Gun rights advocates offer only non-solutions

Michael Abraham Special to The SWT   James Peele’s recent commentary McAuliffe and gun control is just another predictable screed of threadbare arguments from gun rights advocates as to how…

Gun rights advocates offer only non-solutions

Michael Abraham Special to The SWT   James Peele’s recent commentary McAuliffe and gun control is just another predictable screed of threadbare arguments from gun rights advocates as to how…

McAuliffe and Gun Control

By JAMES PEELE  Special to The SWT For the record let me first state that I own multiple weapons including semi automatic handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Each of these weapons…

A mug of good cheer

  By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com First of all, let me commiserate with my fellow January-born: we in particular know the feeling of throwing a party while everyone still has a…

Staying uncurdled at the last minute

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Oh, Lord, they just called, and they’re on their way over. They’ll be here in two hours. Or an hour. Or half an hour. You…

Resolved to veg out

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   It’s 2014. You are an adult. You will behave like one and Be Healthy and Eat Your Vegetables Like A Grownup For Once. This is…

Feeling the pinch during the holidays

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   I was uniquely odd in my family when I was a kid for taking a dim view of most seafood. Despite growing up 40 miles…

Why, Caterpillar, Why?

By JAMES PEELE  Special to The SWT With the local economy already feeling the effects of a five-year downturn in economic growth, the announcement last month that Caterpillar was closing…

Paradise by the kitchen lights

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   You recall the first moment you knew true heartache and betrayal. You were in a diner with someone you thought was The One. After a…

Tough cookies

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   I have acquaintances who genuinely, deeply enjoy fruitcake, and I regard them with the suspicion due celebrity Scientologists and enemy sleeper agents. At any moment…