Garrett: Poop and dinner go hand-in-hand with Baby

I had forgotten what it was like to talk about poop over dinner. Except for when our entire family is gathered and I intentionally launch into the subject matter to gross...

Our View: State’s scaled-back plans for Alberta Street do little to solve problem

Any old farmer worth his salt will tell you that you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. So local motorists should probably applaud the work of TDOT...

Garrett: Seed ticks make late summer miserable

I told you a couple of weeks ago that yellow jackets are the satan spawn of the fall season. That’s only partially true. The whole truth is this: When it comes to...

Oden: Passing gas and fake news . . . they both stink!

Note to Readers – If discussion of human bodily functions offends you, please be advised that this column deals with a common malady of travelers the world over: abdominal...

Garrett: Yellow jackets are the curse of late summer

There’s plenty to like about this time of year. Football season has arrived, the first hunting seasons are opening, and we’re starting to experience some of those crisp, cool...

Oden: Cat cheese, loafer guts and cursive writing’s decline

One of my coffee table acquaintances recently remarked on the decline in simple penmanship displayed by so many young people. He had just tried to decipher the handwritten breakfast...

Garrett: Solar eclipse was an event worth traveling for

When I experienced a partial solar eclipse as a child, my reaction was — as the hipsters like to say — “meh.” When I experienced my first total solar eclipse...

Oden: There’s nothing wrong with redneck fishing

Howell Raines, former New York Times executive editor and author of several books on fly-fishing and politics, always impressed me, not always positively. He tended toward pompous, even after...

Garrett: The importance of vigilant parenting on Monday

When the Scott County School System and the Oneida Special School District opted to dismiss classes prior to the onset of Monday's solar eclipse, they were heeding the concerns...

Garrett: No one side has a patent on hatred or bigotry

As a white man, I’m perturbed at the scene that played out in Charlottesville, Va., last week. As a white man, I’m always going to be a little bit...

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