I know, I know, Christmas is not until next week, but due to where I fall on the blog rotation schedule, this is kind of my last shot at wishing everyone a merry Christmas -- and to also reflect on my first full year in Worthington.
This year has been kind of crazy for me, from getting settled into a new job and my position changing from crime and education reporter to crime and government repo...
December 19, 2014 - 3:05pm
This Side of Reality
Sandy and I were sitting in our family room last Friday night with our middle daughter Kari. Mike and Karis two boys, Jake and Nixon, played nearby with the tub of toys theyd dumped into the middle of the room.
The television was on, showing a Toy Story movie for the kids, who seemed much more interested in interacting together at our feet. The lights were low, and although Christmas wasnt goi...
December 17, 2014 - 7:13pm
Tales from the Chief
Christmas is rapidly approaching, and that means for better and for worse all kinds of stress for families everywhere. Were frequently reminded of the true reason for the season, yet it still often manages to get washed away in the seas of shopping extravaganzas, holiday events and oh-so-seemingly-much more.
The McGaughey clan, of course, is no exception to this rule. But in the midst of the...
December 15, 2014 - 8:53pm
Nine days. Yes, NINE DAYS! Thats all the time left between now and Christmas.
For youngsters, that countdown is cause for joy and excitement. For adults who are a bit behind on their holiday preparations, it can be cause for panic.
Planning. Scheduling. Decorating. Shopping. Baking. Packaging. Cooking.
So much to do. So little time.
In the spirit of how-to-get-a-lot-done-in-a-short-period-of-ti...
December 15, 2014 - 3:14pm
The Adventures of Power Femme
My knees and I have been inseparable since birth. Heh. You are thinking, Wow, you dont say? But in the middle of the night, my right knee in particular decided to make its presence known -- and felt.
My dad always said he had pool shooting knees. There are pictures of my dad and me going fishing when I was a kid wearing cut-off shorts in the summer that would suggest I inherited this trait. Whi...
December 10, 2014 - 4:43pm
There are plenty of good things to say about the Christmas season. The gathering of families and friends, the lights and music and, of course, the general air of cheer and happiness most people have this time of year; its all enough to put me in a good mood.
Youll notice, however, in that list I didnt include anything about gifts. That wasnt an accident.
Dont get me wrong. There are few bette...
December 09, 2014 - 9:36pm
Barring, yknow, Ebola or something, I really only get sick once a year, but its a doozy. My immune system seems to organize it like a body-wide event: Well lock up every disease that attacks her this year, and then release them all on the same day. Cmon, itll be fun! Lets do it again next year!
Im knocked off-kilter for at least 48 hours, sneezing and exhausted with a spiked fever and an earac...
December 09, 2014 - 4:29am
This New Year, my resolution has been to slow down a little bit.
People who know me may scratch their head when I say that because, while I do have talents and good qualities Ive been given and do use, I can also be an air-head too and be accident prone. I can be a little slow from time to time, if you will. I am being a little hard on myself, sure, but I also know Im telling the truth.
January 09, 2014 - 10:38pm
Call it an early holiday present. Or, maybe more accurately, a sneak peek.
The above photograph comes from a story reporter Aaron Hagen and I are working on. Look for the full story to appear in the Daily Globe after Christmas and before New Years.
I wont say much more, other than that Hagen and I are taking a look at aviation.
Talking with Roger Spofford, I learned that, yes, you c...
December 23, 2013 - 5:18am