Dec. 27, 2011 — As I sat down to write my first opinion piece I was admittedly stumped on what to write about.
Today’s political turmoil certainly would provide ample fodder for a tirade or two, but as I attended Chester High School’s winter concert I found a near and dear subject with which to climb upon my soapbox.
If you’re into numerology, 2012 is a 5 year (add up all the digits in any order you want, until you arrive at a single digit), but you’ll have to do a little research to see how you’re personal birth year number reacts with the universal year 5.
Just a few days short of a year ago, Lassen County residents recoiled in horror as the details of the New Year’s Day murder of Robert McElrath, a well-respected Susanville Police officer, who allegedly was killed by his wife, Joanna McElrath, and her boyfriend, Robert Glen James, spread like wildfire through the community.
Dec. 20, 2011 — In just a few days most of us will rub the sleep out of our eyes as the first light of day creeps quietly across the Great Basin Desert into our cozy bedrooms, kick off the warm covers and discover the joys of celebrating another Christmas morning — that is if the herd of little stinkers in the house don’t first jar us wide awake with their cries of, “Santa Claus has been here! Santa Claus has been here!” while jumping up and down on the middle of our chests with their pajama-covered tootsies.
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