Garrett: On bleacher butt prevention, giving in and giving up

It’s been less than a year since I wrote — mostly tongue-in-cheek — about Bleacher Butt Syndrome, a real condition that is described at...

Oden: Embroiling hunters in the wind debate

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } In early January, press releases were shotgun-blasted to media across the country by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), which...

Oden: Portraits of Oden and PTO in the crosshairs

The painting of Jesus Christ had hung in the school entrance over the door for 76 years, across from a “Hall of Honor” portrait...

Garrett: Remembering the Blizzard of ’93

They called it “Riday.” The concept? Friday without an F. At the end of every six-week grading period, Robbins School would hold Riday for...

Garrett: I ain’t afraid of no bear, nor should you be

I heard the bear before I saw it, instantly knew what it was.  He was in a thicket, munching on some berries, I was on a...

Oden: Make sure you have clean drawers when you move

My late wife was always the one who supervised the family’s home relocations. She was the brigadier general of boxing, the captain of caching...

Garrett: Technology makes vacationing possible

When I first became affiliated with the Independent Herald by writing a weekly outdoors column — a lifetime ago at the tender age of...

Martin Luther King changed white America, too

With Monday’s dismissal of schools and closure of local and state government offices will come the obligatory objections that Martin Luther King Jr. doesn’t...

Oden: Climate change headlines border on the fantastic

For several years as the tone and timber of climate change alarmism have increased in the media, I’ve wondered how newspapers, magazines, TV networks...

Garrett: MLB stands alone as politics ruin sports

I find myself watching Major League Baseball more closely these days, and it has nothing to do with the fact that the Chicago Cubs are...
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