Fractured Lives

I was going to post a topic that merited a discussion, but I have something a lot more important to roll out this afternoon. In the past, I have written about mental illness and suicide, and the ongoing misunderstanding and handling of individuals who are affected by mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar depression,…

Following the trail of life

On Wednesday night, Jan Thomas and her sons received the ESPY’s Arthur Ashe Courage award on behalf of the late Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas.  I saw the acceptance speech and I wasn’t worried at all.  I knew Aaron would knock it out of the park.  On a side note, the Becker family also deserve…

“Fill-in-the-blank” bill

It’s admirable when a bill is created, go through the channels, passed, and signed into law.  The intent of passing a bill to prevent a tragedy, fix a problem, or create a new idea that could benefit the citizens.   With that said, naming a bill after a someone is not the best way to honor…