Scoop And Toss

Scoop And Toss

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Raising cattle provided a nearly endless supply of “organic fertilizer” for our garden and flower beds. Gathering the fertilizer from our corrals, pastures and pens was relatively labor intensive but it paid huge dividends...

Robbing The Poor

Robbing The Poor

BY SHARON MARTIN Ever hear something that just stops you dead? On NPR, Mara Liasson was discussing political polls. She said that Republicans don’t poll well on women’s issues. That’s easy to explain – unequal pay, attempts to control women’s...

Elwood P. Dowd

Elwood P. Dowd

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Jimmy Stewart’s 1950 portrayal as Elwood P. Dowd featured a carefree and kind man whose best friend was Harvey, a 6-foot, 3½-inch rabbit. The movie was a humorous approach to mental illness, sanatoriums and the somewhat...

We Serve

We Serve

BY SHARON MARTIN Waiting outside the door of a classroom to pick up students for Reading Lab, I saw a second grader pointing at me. “I know you,” he said. “You’re the table-washing lady.” I’m a reading specialist, but every teacher knows that...