Have Americans lost hope?
The trust-deficit between them and their policymakers is distressingly large, with only 19 percent, according to an October Pew poll, who say that they have faith that the government will do what is right just about always or most of the time.
When Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast in 1621 – often considered the “First Thanksgiving” – there were more than a few overwhelming obstacles the early dinner guests had to overcome: The pilgrims had just recently spent 66 days and 2,750 miles on a crowded Mayflower voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. […]
Hello Homer — Fritz Creek calling I would like to thank Sen. Peter Micciche for sponsoring a Dec. 10 public meeting regarding House Bill 77 here in Homer. We are fortunate he is doing so, as Governor Sean Parnell and the commissioner of Alaska Department of Natural Resources have seen fit to deny the citizens […]
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, my thoughts turn to community and the meaning of it. Maybe it’s because I find myself feeling sentimental, having given birth to and raised my two daughters right here in Homer.
Dear President Obama You have not succeeded in answering all of my questions. In fact, you have not completely answered any of them. The answers you gave, however, do serve to raise a whole new set of questions about problems created by your answers to my questions. In some ways, I am as confused as […]
Many women beyond the change-of-life experience furry face. This is endearing and amusing in a culture that cherishes its elders.
In America in the 2010’s, we encounter remarks on the Internet like, “She has a moustache,” as a reason to disrespect a woman, and disregard her voice.
Let us look beyond furry face. What causes furry face? Could it be — testosterone?
The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance’s recent announcement of a statewide ballot initiative to ban setnets in Alaska’s urban areas, is the latest incarnation of Bob Penney’s long-running effort to put more than 720 families and small business owners who work in Cook Inlet’s Setnet fishery out of business. Acting under the guise of the Kenai […]
Reconsider museum funds The city of Homer runs a library and community recreation program that needs more money for their worthwhile and appreciated programs; money the city says it does not have. Yet, the 2014 budget again contains $66,500 for the Pratt Museum. The city agreed in 1967 to maintain the museum if, for any […]
By Chris Story “Art, we will deposit the money you need into your account this afternoon. Come in next week, and you can sign the documents.” This was the tail end of a conversation my grandfather, Art Kolar, had with Mr. Cuddy at his bank office. The days of handshake agreements between banking institutions and […]
By Paul Eneboe, M.D. It’s amazing what a difference a few decades make. In the 1970s, Homer considered home rule. A charter commission was elected, and a home rule charter was drafted and presented to the voters. Home rule was defeated by just one or two votes in an election I think still holds the […]