It’s the publisher who sets the tone – and courage is key
Daily Press readers should be gratified to know they have a publisher who brings courage and experience to our newspaper; who will stand as a bulwark against outside forces that might try to suppress information; and who believes in the tenet of “fair comment and criticism.” Anyone who knows me can attest I’ve always felt the same way – but the editor doesn’t get to set the tone, unless the publisher allows it.
Putin switches attention from Olympics to taking over Ukraine
Russia’s President Vladamir Putin, former head of the KGB before the Soviet Union splintered under the weight of the arms race, has taken up his old habits now that the international community has vacated Sochi and the Olympic torch has been extinguished.
It seems as though Putin wants the old Soviet Empire to rise again.
From Our Town
Yes, I realize the most important folks in the world are right here. As a staff, our goal is to make you proud of the newspaper we give you.
I do understand that Tahlequah “owns” the Daily Press. I am just its caretaker. That’s why I’d like to invite you to comment about your newspaper.
Train travel is great, if you know how to do it
Amtrak should put me on the payroll, because I’m one of the company’s best ambassadors.
For years, I’ve been extolling the virtues of trains. My husband’s an even bigger fan than I am. Train travel is less expensive and more comfortable than flying, and the food is better. Come to think of it, you don’t even get food anymore on most airlines, unless you fly overseas. Unless you count half a handful of peanut and a thimble of ginger ale as “food.”
We like to “take the train” a couple of times a year, if possible. Sometimes we manage to combine business with pleasure. Either way, it’s the most relaxing means of transportation available.
The piece of furniture that held a little girl's heart
Does anyone out there know what a “chifforobe” is? I do, but I had to look up the word to spell it here, and it took me forever to get close enough for Google to do the rest.
According to Wikipedia, a chifforobe is a piece of furniture that combines a wardrobe with a chest of drawers. Some folks might call it an “armoire.” I think the word is a bit archaic, especially since my grandmother used it. That’s also why, when I first started looking for the correct spelling, I thought it might be related to “chivaree.” Anyone who’s ever seen “Oklahoma!” knows what that is.
Useless resolutions and lane hogs at the pool
Jan. 19, 2014
In Italian families, you have to learn to make noise
You’ve heard the stereotypes about Italian families. Most of them are true.
It doesn’t matter whether the family member who “came over on the boat” has been in the grave since 1900, nor is dilution through intermarriage with other ethnic types a concern. Just as the blue-eyed blonde holding a CDIB card proudly proclaiming 1/4092nds degree of Indian blood is a Cherokee citizen, an Italian is an Italian.
How to tell if Santa’s been in your home
Dec. 22, 2013
- Sticks and stones, velvet suits, and 'helper' Santas
The blatantly false ring of the old ‘coverup’ allegation
The caller did not identify herself, but I recognized her voice. She’d called and left a message before, with the same claim.
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