August 22, 2010


1920 was a big year for my grandma.  In March she gave birth to her first child, my dad.  In August, she won the basic democratic right to vote.

Women in a few Western states already had limited voting rights, but on Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S....

April 13, 2008

Two teenagers, a 16-year-old female and an 18-year-old male, vandalized a local church, causing $1 million in damage.  They broke in and ran amok, destroying things with a baseball bat, spray-painting epithets and sacrilegious symbols on the walls, and, finally, lighti...

February 18, 2008

I’m looking at a photo of Chris Buttars and he looks like he has just been served a dog poop burrito.  Really, like he has just taken a big bite of it.  I can't recall a nastier expression on a human being.  He’s wearing a look of pure, thorough disgust.  If you don't...

July 22, 2007

We tick errands off our list as we accomplish them and we feel so satisfied.  Credit union, tick.  Grocery store, tick.  Haircut, tick.

The other day, instead of the pleasant tick of an errand completed, my routine mammogram yielded a thud; I flunked it.

I'...

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All of Barb Guy's columns appear here. There are 159 of them, beginning in 2003 and ending in 2013. The newest one is on top and you can work your way backwards if you like.

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