Is Kentucky overrated? You could make that case. True, Mark Stoops’ Wildcats are a perfect 4-0, but their rise up the national charts is based largely on that Sept. 10 win at Florida. The Gators have struggled since, squeaking out a home win over lowly South Florida before losing to Tennesse…
I’m trying to imagine why a person would look around in this particular moment and decide that drag queens reading storybooks to children are a menace that must be thwarted.
A prayer shawl is handmade, usually using knit and/or crochet stitches, having a specific intention for the crafter in creating the shawl. It’s the process of making the shawl that is the difference between a prayer shawl and other shawls made by the crafter.
In Richard French’s op-ed piece in the Sept. 10 Hastings Tribune, he argues for “the teaching of generic Christian principles to our children in their schools.”
I wonder just how many things the younger me would laugh at about the current me. (And, yes, that is mixing adjectives, but let’s avoid any references to the “older” me.)
Viola Davis repeatedly has proven herself an incredible force on the silver screen. In “The Woman King,” she gives audiences a performance unlike any before. Playing a fierce 1800s warrior in the West African kingdom of Dahomey, Davis ignites the screen with her physical presence, but her em…
Tomorrow, Lord willing (as my grandad would say) and if the creek don’t rise (as my grandmother would add) I will fly all day to go spend a week hugging necks in the Carolinas.
Russia’s imperious president, Vladimir Putin, may have just endured his worst week since the collapse of the Soviet Union, which he says was the greatest tragedy of the 20th century.
Among humankind’s many bad ideas, the monarchy was hardly the worst. And it was certainly one of the most inevitable.
The day's biggest headlines were written Saturday morning in America's heartland before a minute of football had been played, when a confluence of unfortunate events led to a rowdy crowd of Nebraska fans feeding the ever-hungry ego of college football's most controversial iconic former head coach.
This afternoon, Anne Bohlke’s family, friends and colleagues will honor her life and bid her farewell in a service at Hastings’ First Presbyterian Church.
In a recent social media knitting group, a discussion came up regarding the superstition of the “sweater curse.” I recall my late mother-in-law talk about crafting superstitions, specifically mentioning the folklore of the sweater curse.
I saw a post on Twitter the other day that I had to think about for a second, but then it made me chuckle.
It was a war plan no one even tried to keep secret.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II has brought all kinds of emotions to the fore: grief and sadness over the demise of a stabilizing and comforting presence, respect and awe for her steady hand and sense of duty, and righteous anger over the lasting effects of the British Empire's often violent…
Now that both my parents are gone more than a decade, I guess I can finally say this in public:
I happened to be watching television this past weekend when I stumbled upon a gentleman doing his demanding job near-flawlessly at an advanced age despite the chorus of doubters around him.
At a time when it seems like our society is spiraling with out-of-control selfishness, consumed with immediate gratification, self-centeredness, illiberalism and grievance, it can be helpful to remind ourselves that there are plenty of folks around who practice altruism.
Disney is at it again with another soulless live-action remake of an animated Disney classic. “Pinocchio,” under the direction of Robert Zemeckis (“Back to the Future,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”), is an emotionally dull but somewhat entertaining film. It also features some of the best and wo…
If you have a newer top-load washing machine, you know that it helps to have the height of an NBA player to reach in and retrieve the clothes.
An elderly Ukrainian village woman comes to her garden gate and freezes as she watches a soldier approach.
What’s your earliest memory, the first thing you recall seeing and have never forgotten?
Every now and then, Chargers center Corey Linsley will wonder how the ball possibly could have traveled from Justin Herbert's hand to its eventual destination. The search for answers usually prompts Linsley to raise his eyes skyward, in the direction of the oval-shaped video board that is su…
What happens to an immature geezer whose five grandchildren meet for the very first time and spend the better part of a week splashing at the beach, romping at a family reunion, gawking at sea creatures in the aquarium, riding the carousel, going out to lunch and otherwise having the time of…