Spent a lot of time over the last few days in email exchanges and phone calls with long-time readers of Capitol Hill Blue. Some are are mad. Some are concerned. Some just wander what the hell is going on. To put it simply, what is going on is me and what is going on with […]
A long-time friend and life member of the National Rifle Association met me for breakfast this week and smiled. “You raised a lot of ruckus with your column about the NRA and Colorado,” he said. “I know some folks who want to beat the crap out of you. When I explained to them what your […]
Many Americans say they are fed with up the relentless, bitter partisanship that runs rampant in political campaigns in this highly-contentious, seemingly non-stop Presidential election year. They aren’t alone. Reporters, photographers, videographers and bloggers on the campaign trail say they’re tired as hell and they aren’t going to take it anymore. Writes Mark Leibovich, chief […]
When Ethel McPeak graduated from Willis High School in 1941, she knew she wanted more out of life than some of her classmates. So she and her best friend Gaynor set off to see the country, spending her first year after high school traveling. At one stop, they spent the night at the Mineral Springs […]
He snapped awake at 0500, a full 30 minutes before the alarm was set to go off.
For more than 30 years, he had been waking up at 5 a.m. It didn’t matter which time zone he was in or even if it was daylight savings time. When the big hand was on the 12 and the little one on the five, he was awake.
Craig McTavish — a.k.a. Santa — has the beard. He has the belly. He even has a few tricks up his sleeve, like pulling up to parties on his Harley-Davidson in full Kris Kringle garb. But there’s one thing he doesn’t have: work. For freelance Santas, this holiday season has been more “no, no, no,” […]