The View From Planet Kerth: Living in a state of denial about dangerous beasties
Published 03/10/2014 at 3:32 p.m.
Some states have critters so fearsome roaming around, you wonder how people can stand to live there. That was the topic of conversation recently when my buddies Bill and Mike came from Illinois to visit recently.
The View From Planet Kerth: Model homes force a welcome to the New Stone Age
Published 03/03/2014 at 3:55 p.m.
I spend a lot of time in model homes. Way more time than a man should have to spend in one, especially since I live in a home less than five years old.
The View From Planet Kerth: Living a life that's greater than the sum of its prescriptions
Published 02/24/2014 at 1:32 p.m.
It is the gathering of the clans. Hands are clasped, shoulders are hugged, and the children are sent aside to play their children's games while the adults speak of matters meant for adult ears only.
The View From Planet Kerth: Winter-weary Midwesterners shovel their way to wings
Published 02/17/2014 at 3:19 p.m.
I grew up in a working-class Illinois Methodist home, and though I wouldn't say that my family was particularly religious, Dad was the poster-child for the protestant work ethic.
The View From Planet Kerth: Living in the land of the free and the home of the tongue-tied
Published 02/10/2014 at 1:59 p.m.
My father's parents emigrated from Germany to America about a hundred years ago, just before the start of World War I. They didn't like the direction they saw politics moving in Germany, and so they came to a more welcoming ...
The View From Planet Kerth: When it comes to diet, only terrorists are rootin' for gluten
Published 02/03/2014 at 10:13 a.m.
I walked up to one of those little food-sample kiosks at the grocery store the other day where a lady was handing out a wedge of something on tiny paper plates.
The View From Planet Kerth: Keep those home fires burning, Les Misophiles
Published 01/27/2014 at 10:43 a.m.
I don't try to be a bad influence. Sometimes I just can't help myself. Take the column I wrote recently about the musical "Les Miserables."
The View From Planet Kerth: With a well-fed dog, you'll never get lost again
Published 01/21/2014 at 12:55 p.m.
Well, it's about time. I never thought I would live to see it, but some scientists are finally breaking away from the herd of researchers obsessed with silly things like global climate change and genetically-enhanced food products.
The View From Planet Kerth: You may like it, but to me it's miserable in any language
Published 01/14/2014 at 10:14 a.m.
I tried it again. Again I failed. Try as I may, I don't think I'll ever be able to sit through a full performance of "Les Miserables."
The View From Planet Kerth: Ironing out the wrinkles in a weighty scientific theory
Updated 01/06/2014 at 1:54 p.m.
When my son was 8 or 10 years old, he said that he might want to be a scientist when he grew up. "That's great," I said. "As luck would have it, I know a lot about science. Let's try ...
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