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Commentary: Kudos to police for outreach efforts
If we lived in Ferguson, Missouri, or Baltimore, Maryland it would be easy to see why local police are making an effort to improve public relations.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

One man's rant: Hello, I'm your substitute teacher
Late last year I decided to do something entirely different. I made this decision because my life was becoming comfortable and predictable. I could actually guess what would happen in the next five minutes or so. In other words, I felt that my time and place on earth was pretty much under control.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

One man's rant: Old folks just wanna have fun
I've just concluded some research into video games. This in-depth research - which lasted approximately a minute and 36 seconds - reveals some startling facts.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Goodbye Kmart, and thanks
The first thing I thought about was how I was going to pay my bills and support my family, while fellow Kmart employees huddled in different aisles of the store and contemplated what the future would hold for them.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

One man's rant: This column is about parts
This is the second part of a two-part medical series of columns. I'm actually a little concerned about this "two-part" reference since I think I remember writing the first-in-the-series column, but I'm not sure what I said in it or where I might find a copy of it. Anyway, referring to a "series" of columns makes the whole effort sound just a little more impressive, don't you think?
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

One man's rant" Saw it on TV, call your doctor
I called my doctor's office the other day to make an appointment. The receptionist asked me what the appointment was about. Consulting my notes I calmly said, "It's about BPH, ED, COPD, RLS, OAB, IC, OIC and LSMFT."
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

One man's rant: I hate it when the hero dies
I am a schmaltzy movie fan. I've watched numerous movies through misty eyes. Memorable among them were dog stories. In recent years I've sniffled through Max, Marley and Hachi: A Dog's Tale.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

One man's rant: Hi Maggie (and what's his name)
Some years ago when I retired for the first time, I began looking around for volunteer activities. I don't know if I was caught up in the thought process to "give back to my community" or I just wanted to do fun things.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What's behind the lien notices you receive
Several homeowners have called lately with a panic that a lien has been filed on their home.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Smart homeowners capture, save water
We all read about water issues and are attempting to do our best to conserve and firmly believe that although our water in Yavapai county is fairly abundant and reasonably priced, but as the demand increases, inexpensive and low-cost water will become a thing of the past.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

One man's rant: Proud to say he was a friend
I recently attended Emilio's funeral service which was an excellent tribute, but wasn't nearly as large as the man. In fairness it would be impossible to capture the sum total of a person in a one- or two-hour service, particularly Emilio.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Get a CLUE, check your insurance report
Do you have a CLUE? We all know about credit reports, but are you aware that you also have a CLUE insurance report? Your CLUE insurance report keeps your homeowners insurance claims on record for seven years.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

One man's rant: Nothing replaces a kerfuffle
"This place attracts nothing but gits and prats with fag ends all over the floor and at least one argy bargy every weekend." (American translation: "This place attracts idiots and annoying people, has cigarette butts all over the floor and at least one kerfuffle every weekend.)
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Stop! Be careful when disposing of paint
I enjoy your column and am always interested to see what the subject is for the current week. I have a question about house paint disposal. I have been told there is a proper and legal way to dispose of paint and paint cans. Please enlighten me.

- Harold, Prescott

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

One man's rant: Meet Foxy and Skeeter
Foxy and Skeeter moved in as our new neighbors just a few months ago. Early on, they were hesitant to become acquainted. Now, they and I have established a tentative friendship as we get to know each other.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Home building industry embraces being green
Julie, there are continued efforts to make life environmentally friendly and green and these products are increasing in popularity in the landscaping industry.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

One man's rant: I'm pulling out of the race
In the wake of suspended presidential campaigns by Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and others, I told my wife this morning that I've decided to suspend my campaign for president, too. With a puzzled look on her face, she said she wasn't aware that I'd been running for the office of president.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A few simple tips to using less water, saving money
Did you now that each of us typically uses about 29,000 to 36,000 gallons of water a year - just on indoor usage, not counting sprinklers, pools, spas and car washing.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

One man's rant: I love mom, but ink ... not so sure
This column is about tattoos. I'm not sure where the following paragraphs will go since I know next to nothing about them and have never had the courage to try one.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Flagstaff couple offers custom-crafted boulder designs
We recently moved to Prescott from Dallas/Fort Worth. In our yard we had the greatest boulder residential sign which was hand crafted by a local artisan. With the beauty of Prescott, we were hoping to locate a company that could design something special for our new home. Can you help?
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

One man's rant: Let it snow
I've learned my lesson. A few days ago a weather forecaster called for the first major snowstorm of the season. My wife and I vowed to be ready. Intense preparations for the white-out at the Williams home began with a high level of excitement.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Getting rid of bedbugs is no simple task
Bug Bombs will not work on bedbugs because the majority of bedbugs spend their time hiding in protected areas such as under sheets and mattress seams, in cracks and crevices and along carpet baseboards. Bug Bombs do not penetrate these areas.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016


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