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Chatterbox: Closer to home

Chattereaders know we cover topics ranging from my kitchen table to the health of our planet. Today we stick to home: New Hope. We’ve discussed local issues before and there are no secrets about my …

Chatterbox: Tomorrow and yesterday

When I sought a modern day, colloquial definition of “snowflake,” I found none. It’s been around far longer than any of us realizes as an insult for every attitude. Today, it’s used to …

Chatterbox: Still on the trail

Redundancy. Apathy. Survival. This morning, for reasons we won’t go into, the Oregon Trail came up at our brunch table (I know, right?). Still, it came up: the hope: danger; perseverance; carnage; …

Chatterbox: Flight of the fairy

Today, I was blessed to be with my friend of almost three decades, and her sister whom she graciously has shared with me, my friend for nearly as long. These two gals are pure excellence; I could …

Chatterbox: Lessons from the field

The greatest strength of America is her people – her real people – and it always has been. They are the powerful backbone that keeps this nation standing.Our real-deal people are becoming more …

Chatterbox: Unplug and tune in

Most of the phenomenal technological advancements we’ve made over the last five decades are used well in good health care and making life safer and more convenient. Still, too many create discord …

Chatterbox: Frustration and the fracas

I affectionately refer to my computer as “the cooker,” even though, like all my computers, I did give him a name.“Wylder” always houses numerous columns under construction. Often, “we …

Chatterbox: Of an aspen

There was a pretty amazing young woman who came of age in the 1970s and proceeded, without too much of a plan, to take the road less traveled – very less traveled. Most of her roads weren’t roads …

Chatterbox: A future for the past

Chatterbox has been part of The Herald since our first edition in 2002; ergo, a few of my old columns do make me uncomfortable now. I’ve evolved, but the Herald is history, and such history is …

Chatterbox: The Jenga agenda

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of complaints from the ordinary folks of America. We have many reasons to complain, just as we have reasons to be grateful. It’s just difficult to remain grateful …

Chatterbox: Ridiculosity

Over the past decade our patriotism has gotten muddled more than ever.As always, the disclaimer: The Founding Fathers didn’t all want a true democracy, and we haven’t yet achieved the democracy …

Chatterbox: Our runaway train

Americans with young adults, setting out for the tuition paying years, are in big trouble. If we aren’t earning at least six figures, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with a rent or mortgage, …

Chatterbox: Missing pieces

I often wonder what people are concerned about, most especially young people. I wonder what we fear, and what we should fear that we’re not, and the many things that should deeply concern us as …

Chatterbox: Earning our own confidence

On occasion, as people expound on things they find interesting, it’s not uncommon for some of us to, possibly, end up feeling like we’re from the shallow end of the gene pool. It happens. It …

Chatterbox: Lost in an instant

Here at Chatterbox, we’ve talked about the many things that technology has given us, and they’re not all bad; we’ve also talked about the many things that technology has given us that are not …

Chatterbox: To every season ...

Recently, my grandson was playing a video game about the future of the planet’s environment. The objective is to save the Earth after the apocalypse.Of course, there’s an element of overcoming …

Chatterbox: Phases

Life comes in puzzle pieces – phases – each one seemingly insignificant, yet, each one critical to us and those we love and/or affect, significantly or minimally. People have long searched for …

Chatterbox: Read all about it

Chatterbox has been ahead of the curve, part of the curve, and occasionally missed the curve. Still, though the time frame fluctuates, often, subjects of this column show up after our chats.

Chatterbox: The best laid plans of mice and men

… And physician heal thyself, and follow your own best advice, etcetera, and so on. Wish I had; I usually do. Today again, I divert myself from the column planned. It was light; it was right for …

Chatterbox: The most wonderful time

This isn’t the column I planned for this week. However, Christmas is in three days, and we should mention it. Done. It’s at this moment that I’m tempted to just continue with the column I had …

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