Friday, April 3, 2020

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Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Democratic candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, made an 11th-hour visit to Perry Wednesday afternoon, delivering her husband's message of electability on the eve of the Iowa Caucuses. Biden is good at what...
About 30 people attended Dr. Dennis Goldford's lecture at the Perry Public Library Thursday evening. It was a non-partisan event, but it seemed as if most of the audience were Democrats. Either that or they were decidedly subdued Republicans. For...
Over the last 40 years, I have really become very weary of one superhero movie after another. I have lost track of just how many times Superman has been reimagined since portrayed by the late Christopher Reeves. Truth be known,...
For a while Sunday evening, I felt a little like it was the 1980s all over again. The meet and greet with Julián Castro was just the right size by me. I became a bit spoiled on account of being...
For a very long time I was extremely proud of the Iowa Caucuses as the first-in-the-nation presidential event. These days I look at the Caucuses as more of a political dog-and-pony show. Indeed, the Iowa Caucuses were good for the...
If the only two Grateful Dead songs you know and like are “Truckin'” and “Touch of Grey,” then you are no Deadhead. If you think sporting long hair and smoking dope makes you a hippie, then you know nothing of...
Monday afternoon's thunder storm produced a moving sight in downtown Perry when high winds carried a portable toilet from the sidewalk next to Stiches in Time toward the Raccoon Valley Bank, finally depositing the 200-pound structure in the middle...
I had a wonderful albeit a very short time at La Poste late Thursday afternoon. My time at the William Sturdevant exhibit in the Cellar might have been abbreviated, but it was delightful. I had made other plans prior to...
I chanced to view the latest Bond film, "Spectre," this last Monday night. It was heartening to see at least 20 other adults seated at the smaller, downstairs theater of the Perry Grande 3. I would have though it better...
I close my eyes. I see the black. The black becomes a palette. Music paints a technicolor vision in motion. I become one with the Picture. I ride the Music. No longer requiring or indulging in exotic alkaloids, I induced such a state of synesthesia...