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Wow! Just two months ago I said the move to all-electric vehicles was starting to grow exponentially in some countries and I’ve learned since then that nine countries have set a final date to … more
Winter is upon us but it is a great time for a cup of tea and a seed catalog.  Planning future gardens is an important winter activity for gardeners.  We dreamily envision our … more
Valentine's day may prove to be a bit difficult in this year of the COVID-19 monster.  Kissing, hugging, holding hands and other displays of affection from either sex is strictly verboten … more
With the combined tumult of Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, the presidential election and not to forget the COVID-19 fears, it has been one active and emotionally trying season.  The … more
Two years ago, I launched a renewed effort to fight fraud and abuse in government by creating the Public Corruption and Fraud Division in my office. In every corner of the state, we've shown that … more
Ritual, an interesting word and is even more interesting when it is the name of a wine from the Casablanca Valley of Chile. Let's start with the word. The Webster dictionary definition is … more
It is almost impossible to write a column about wine without frequently mentioning the wines of Italy as that country is the most prolific producer in the world.  Not meaning to bore you with … more
Why do I consider ‘electrifying’ transportation an important issue?  The main reason is that transportation is the largest emitter (28%) of greenhouse gases in the United States, so … more
In most instances, the white wines of a country are rarely considered as the touchstone for that nation's  wines, but it is its red wines that usually carry the day.  The proof is easy … more
In the area of wine, I believed that like Atlantis, Australia had slipped beneath the sea as I hadn't seen Aussie wines in the market place in a very long time.  The answer to that conundrum … more
I believe that this will be the quietest, most calm New Year’s Eve celebration ever to be experienced in a long time.  The lack of large gatherings or parties does not mean that you … more
I hope the reader will not fault me for often writing about lesser known wine and wine labels.  My goal in doing this is to put an end to “wine boredom.”  All too often we … more
In our second Sunday of Advent, we used Luke 1:26-38 as our scripture reading. The key verse in this scripture is Luke 1:38a. This is Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel after she receives the … more
We are rapidly approaching that time of year when we must plan ahead for the upcoming Christmas, Chanakauh and New Year's Festivities. I sincerely hope that the current coronavirus unpleasantness … more
The Star-Journal is seeking candidates to write a weekly, biweekly or monthly contributing column for its weekly Opinion page in the Friday print edition. Those interested should email Editor Nicole … more
In my last article, I encouraged readers to replace their small, gas-powered equipment and tools with electric ones.   This month I will discuss the coming electric revolution in … more
I chose to write about the wines of Sonoma-Cutrer because of the email below about No Kid Hungry that I received and have inserted a portion of it here and because they also make excellent … more
Season’s Greetings to the good people of Warrensburg and welcome to another holiday season. For me, this is mostly captured in the Andy Williams song, “It’s the most wonderful time … more
Selected Items from October 2005• Oct. 8, the defense for the Nittany Lions of Penn State stole the headlines as they held Ohio State scoreless in the second half. Michael Robinson and Derrick … more
I might be the new editor of the Warrensburg Star-Journal, but this isn’t my first time leading the newsroom of a community newspaper, and it isn’t the first time I’ve worked for a Warrensburg … more
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