Last Tuesday my calendar reminded me that on that day in 1981 folk singer Harry Chapin died. If you’re not familiar with him, his most famous songs were “Cats in the Cradle,” and “Taxi.”
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
It seems ludicrous to me that so much fuss is being made of the trial of George Zimmerman, a Hispanic, killing Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager in Sanford, Fla.
War fever swept Madera in the spring and summer of 1917. America had entered World War I, and the local boys were not going to shirk their duty, least of all Herbert Macon.
Between now and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Nov. 22, we will read and hear a plethora of conspiracy theories, both new and old.
“Thou wilt show me the path of life, and I shall be filled with joy of thy countenance.”
— Psalms 16:11
People in California tend to live a little longer than people in many other states.
At 9 a.m. Friday, I watched the technician as he pulled wires and disconnected various elements from one another. When he’d finished, he picked up my computer and took it away. He said it had a virus.