Every week, except in the dead of winter, thousands of people drive out of Reno or Carson City to visit the historic Comstock town of Virginia City.
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
“Trick or treat, smell my feet; give me something neat to eat.” That ditty will be repeated in various versions by kids of all ages over the next few days.
I mistook it for a misunderstanding based on poor grammar when I first heard about the controversy over Richard Mourdock, an Indiana Republican candidate running for the U.S. Senate.
“If we are at peace with ourselves, then we will hold on to the spiritual blessings that we receive; otherwise they will dissipate, like water running through the cracks in a broken pot.”
As I watch President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov.
Marlin Young was the 10th sheriff of Madera County.
“I interrupted you reading the paper at a restaurant and sat down to talk to you. I wanted you to write about me and my experiences but you didn’t seem too excited. I thought my story would be great.