Let’s face it: the rules don’t matter anymore. Time is weird right now. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear sweatpants all day, every day. Tigers and household cats have better access to coronavirus tests than humans do. So, why should things be any different when it comes to the English langu…

We are currently living through a very challenging time. In addition to the need to keep our community healthy, many small businesses are suffering as we navigate through the effects related to the COVID-19 outbreak. While the Northwest wine industry is a small one on the global scale, its s…

Historical Note: In the 1800’s when life among the Cheyenne people was threatened and changing, a society of warriors called Dog Soldiers was formed. Their primary task was the well being of their people, but in times of conflict they were fierce warriors. Before every battle, a few warriors…

I miss sports. I caught myself watching people play video games against each other on TV the other day, and I almost found it interesting. Almost. What they should do is make the guys who are playing video games against each other play basketball against each other in real life. I’d pay good…

On a breezy Sunday morning I flipped through old vegetable gardening books I’d purchased from the Friends of the Boise Public Library annual book sale for inspiration to write this article.

I did the research for this column on a Sunday. I wrote it on another Sunday. It will appear on yet another Sunday. Does that make me a scofflaw?

Do you carry something around with you that you like? Take me, for instance: I always have a tube of Burt’s Bees lip balm in my left pocket. I can grab it out of my pocket, take the cap off, apply it, and return it to my pocket in one swooping motion with only one hand. You’d be accurate to …