Welcome to Harper’s Island

Episode one: In which Kohl’s targets the wrong demographic; “Mystic Pizza” is inspiration, and “Point Pleasant” actors are resurrected post-apocalyptic Fox cancellation. Opening scene: Champagne ...

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Confessions of a bike geek

At some point, cycling stops being cool. First bikes are cool. Being able to ride to your friends’ houses or the swimming pool is cool. ...

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Luna Moth knows it is spring

Luna moth, Moon moth, scientific name Actias Luna, this beautiful creature has many names. Information found on the web site All About Luna Moths tells ...

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Dakotah - Easter on the Trail

! (Photo by Chuck Edwards) Susanville, California is, by any stretch of the imagination, a small high-desert town in the northeast corner of California. Aside ...

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In Plain Sight 4/12/2009

Previous: IPS 4/5/2009 Next:IPS 4/19/2009 You may have noticed that there are fewer windows and doors in recent posts. I understand the great artists have ...

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Black Jack battlefield

My walk Saturday began with a pair of seemingly bad omens. I arrived at the Ivan Boyd only to find it a freshly burned moonscape. ...

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Easter Saturday Tulips

I never used to be a big fan of tulips and I don't like a lot of the fancy varieties on the market. This year ...

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Paella Primavera

This year, I am revamping my back yard garden. Last year, it was our “ghetto garden”, encircled with chicken wire that was supported by broken ...

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What’s this weather going to do?

My paternal grandfather was a colorful character, and he frequently uttered phrases that matched his character. I don’t recall ever hearing him curse, but he ...

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Alternative OTS

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“Observe and Report” an original vision, funnier in theory

[two and a half stars] If you like your comedy without any sugar or cream then you’re at least in the ballpark of people who ...

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Severe Weather Staying South

The weather is very active to our south, but we are spared from the nasty weather here. I don't remember seeing so many active tornado ...

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I’ll Hot Cross Your Buns

The hot cross bun (heh, I said bun) is a traditional Easter food, and if you're really rigid you'll eat it as God intended, on ...

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Recent history says offense wins NCAA championships

It's the age-old question: Which is better, a dominant offense or a dominant defense? If recent history is an indicator, Division-I men's basketball coaches should ...

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TMP: Truly insidious Moral Piety from the Heartland

I got this email the other day from a publicist regarding the impending release of the new Joe Wright ("Atonement," Pride & Prejudice") movie "The ...

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Suspended!

This squirrel may appear to be suspended in mid air, but it is actually on a sunflower feeder and helping itself to both sunflowers and ...

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In Honor Of The First Zombie

Easter = Ham. Right? Turkey at Thanksgiving, meatballs at Christmas, ham at Easter. Ham, that is, and scalloped potatoes. There isn’t much to cooking a ...

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An Inspiration

Hi Chuck, just letting you know I visited Dakotah this evening just to chat and was honorably invited into his home out of the Susanville ...

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Standing Room Only

I have ridden the bus for a few years now. The drivers are friendly and go out of their way to help the passengers. When ...

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Review: Glass’ show anything but minimalistic

This review of Tuesday night's performance by Philip Glass a the Lied Center comes from Dean Bevan, a retired Baker University English professor who lives ...

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