The Mom Stop column: Change can be scary in the beginning

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****Change is never easy, no matter how old we are. It is particularly difficult for those of us – ahem, including myself – who have a particular adversity to any sort of change. When I was a young child, my mother says, I would not drink out of anything except… … Read More


The Farr Side column: Name change to ‘The Chicks’ should not alarm anyone

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****What’s in a name? Apparently, everything. Just ask Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire the chicks from The Chicks. Or, the artists formerly known as The Dixie Chicks.Why the name-change is so controversial is beyond me. Could it be because The Chicks were already “controversial?” What’s the big deal… … Read More


KEEPING THE FAITH; You can’t change the past; change the future

There is an unanswered question in our country, one asked when violence first entered human society. Initially put to Cain just outside the Garden of Eden, God inquired: “What have you done? Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground!” That question is now put to us. And by “us” I mean me,… … Read More


In the hot seat: What climate change looks like in the exam room

BOSTON ― A 4-year-old girl was rushed to the emergency room three times in one week for asthma attacks.An elderly man, who’d been holed up in a top-floor apartment with no air conditioning during a heat wave, showed up at a hospital with a temperature of 106 degrees.A 27-year-old man arrived in the ER with… … Read More


LOCATION CHANGE: Juan Sebastian de Elcano to visit Pensacola

PENSACOLA — Fiesta Pensacola and Maria Davis, honorary vice consul to Spain, announce the Juan Sebastián de Elcano will visit Pensacola March 31-April 5.The Juan Sebastián de Elcano is the third largest “Tall Ship” in the world and was launched on March 5, 1927. She is a four-mast topsail, steel-hulled barquentine and the official training… … Read More