Don Newbury: Observations, thoughts and scatter shots
Like a Mother Hubbard dress, the column is covering everything and touching nothing.
Don Newbury: Two thumbs up for cruising from teens
The dots could have been connected quickly by a 2-year-old during the few weeks or months between pacifier-sucking and iPhone text messaging. Predictably, my mental connection of the dots stretched over a few hours.
Don Newbury: Most is ‘right’ with the world
It was a source of amusement — for folks outside my family, anyway — when my 27 fellow seniors honored me during our final year at Early High School in 1956. I was elected — unanimously, I might add — most likely to remain left-handed.
Don Newbury: Flappables twisting in the wind
One can determine much about a man by observation, taking note of the way he dresses and carries himself.
United States: A nation big on words
We Americans are a wordy bunch, particularly after election to public office.
On matters of disagreement
A dozen people — maybe more — have laid claim to the admonition we’ve all heard many times. For all I know, it may have first been stated by Emily Post, Amy Vanderbilt, Miss Manners or Little Miss Muffett. Anyway, it is well-worn: “We can disagree without being disagreeable.”
New thoughts from an old guy
I’m guessing my Uncle Mort’s forward thinking for the new year more likely is akin to slumgullion stew, or simply a hodge-podge of thoughts he’s carried forward to the new year.
Social media’s Christmas miracle?
Likelihood is great that airlines of the world — most of them maligned by flustered flyers venting their feelings when flights go awry — owe much gratitude to a single member of their flock.
Bypassing the friendly skies for a road trip
For the longest time, Americans by the millions were pampered and charmed by airlines in general. One ad urged us to “fly the friendly skies.” And we did, with pleasure.
Don Newbury: The courage of his conviction
Our citizens, in general, wait — too patiently, too quietly — for a big dose of indignation.
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