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This joke is on us

The joke: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” The punch line: “To get to the other side.” Everyone’s heard the joke and the multitude of answers to the basic question. Now it seems the joke’s on us as we’ve changed from chickens crossing the road to deer and other wildlife. With the construction of […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: Bracing for a new war — on real working women

Richard Esposito

Another new war has been declared. Republicans, according to Democrats, are now waging a war on women. This battle started when Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal revealed cuts for Planned Parenthood primarily those targeted at providing free contraceptives to women. President Obama’s forces were already retreating from a skirmish involving his healthcare initiative mandating religious […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Facing death with the help of hospice

Richard Esposito

Standing in the doorway of my parent’s garage I embraced my mother for what seemed like an eternity. Deep down inside I knew (and perhaps she as well) that difficult days lay ahead. It was during this visit that I realized how much pain she was experiencing. Unbearable as it was she still refused to […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Struggling to live while facing death

Richard Esposito

Grace walked into the Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Florida with her newest hard cover puzzle book featuring an assortment of mind benders and Sodukos. Working crossword puzzles helps pass the time and at age 69 Grace’s skill level is ranked somewhere between amateur and professional. On this particular day, Grace would […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Highway 50 toll road — then and now

Richard Esposito

Motorists traveling on Highway 50 may not understand the historical relevance of this, the first state road authorized on March 26, 1895. Back then it was referred to as the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road. The 58-mile span of road from present day Newtown Road to the Nevada state line was a toll road until 1886. […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Canine dental care giving me a toothache

Richard Esposito

Sobbing from examination room No. 2 at Sierra Animal Hospital reminded my wife and me that pets, like all other living things, don’t live forever. Moments earlier, a gentleman carrying his dog in his arms joined his wife in the room and the door closed behind him. The sobbing from inside the room brought tears […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Chemtrails mystery nothing but hot air?

Richard Esposito

Everyone has seen those contrails streaming across the horizon. Usually the streaks of white condensation tracing behind aircraft dissipate over time. Occasionally the sky appears like quilt patchwork with streaks crisscrossing the atmosphere. I never gave much thought to this unusual sight until recently. A reader stopped by my office to implore the newspaper to […]

Comments Off / February 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »