Storm: Small acts of kindness
February 27, 2016 - 11:29pm
Campaign season is a time of big talk and bigger promises.
Storm: In search of quiet
February 13, 2016 - 11:29pm
It’s deep into the evening and I am alone in the newsroom. All is serene, except something is clicking.
Storm: Einstein for president
January 30, 2016 - 11:29pm
After long study of the current field of candidates for the 2016 presidential race, my little terrier mix Einstein has announced to me that he is considering a run.
Burns: Top firefighter exemplifies dedication
January 24, 2016 - 11:25pm
Mark Windham’s friends and colleagues say he embodies what it means to be a firefighter, and not too long ago I was able to see that first-hand.
Storm: The banished words list
January 16, 2016 - 11:29pm
January holds few pleasures, but one thing we always have to look forward to is the list of banished words from Lake Superior State University.
Storm: Our own search engines
January 2, 2016 - 11:29pm
Sometime in a not-so-distant future …“Great-Auntie Janet, tell us again about how things were in the olden days when you were young.”“Oh children, it was a magical time.
Storm: Don’t blame Rover
December 19, 2015 - 11:29pm
Pity the poor canine. Dogs have taken the rap for a lot of things through their association with mankind — from eating children’s homework to passing gas in a roomful of elderly relatives.
Storm: Looking past disability
December 5, 2015 - 11:29pm
I met Gary when I was a young reporter working in Michigan. I saw him around town before I ever spoke to him. He was hard to miss.
Storm: When hounds become hipsters
November 21, 2015 - 11:29pm
It started when my sister posted an ad for clip-on man buns on her Facebook page, “No, no, no and no,” she wrote, thinking that everyone would be in on the joke.
Storm: Scare up some respect
November 8, 2015 - 1:31am
I’m a little late for Halloween, but lately I have been thinking about the things that I find most frightening.
Storm: No rest for the weary
October 10, 2015 - 10:29pm
There are some rainy Saturdays when there is nothing more desirable than a good nap.
Storm: Moving past wearisome days
September 26, 2015 - 10:29pm
Tonight I am tired.It’s been a long, tough day — the sort a blues singer might call “wearisome.” I’ve spent the afternoon beating back stress and frustration, now I am exhausted and numb.
Storm: The power of language
September 12, 2015 - 10:29pm
Here is the thing about language — it can be a balm that soothes us or a club that beats us down.
Storm: Make headlines fun again
August 29, 2015 - 10:29pm
Oh, for the days of old-time newspapers.
Storm: The buzz of the gadfly
August 15, 2015 - 10:29pm
Let’s take a moment to salute the gadfly, the protester, the loud voice in a quiet room.
Storm: Spay or neuter your pets
August 1, 2015 - 10:29pm
Recently, I wrote about an artist who is drawing attention to the number of dogs euthanized every day by painting 5,500 canine portraits to fill the hall of a special venue: the Museum of Compassion.
Storm: Artist awakens compassion
July 18, 2015 - 10:29pm
They sit in kennels — hopeful, fearful, cheerful or sad. Some are picked up off the streets, wandering lost and alone.
Storm: The ice cream wars
July 4, 2015 - 10:29pm
I am not sure how it happened, but at some point in their relationship, my little dog Einstein started bossing around my slightly larger dog, Ollie.
Storm: Not a hero, just a dad
June 20, 2015 - 10:29pm
It is the late afternoon of a long day, and I am hungry and tired.
Storm: Council is not listening
May 30, 2015 - 10:29pm
Have you ever had a comment fall on deaf ears?If so, congratulations.
Storm: Graduation advice
May 16, 2015 - 10:29pm
Graduation season is a time for speeches, and those speeches often follow familiar themes designed to inspire students heading into the next phase of their lives.
Storm: Focus on road repair
May 2, 2015 - 10:29pm
If I was to ask you for a car loan, and you knew for a fact that I had stopped changing the oil, rotating the tires or scheduling tune-ups for my previous automobile, what would you say?
Storm: Help the Pet Food Pantry
April 18, 2015 - 10:29pm
An extended illness. The loss of a job. The death of a spouse. High utility bills.
Storm: Undercover canines
April 4, 2015 - 10:29pm
As a single person who under no circumstances could be called a clotheshorse, you might think laundry at my house would be a relatively simple affair.
Storm: Does mother know best?
March 21, 2015 - 10:29pm
When I was a child, I could walk down the street and hear music. Not the radio or a bass-thumping stereo.