Columns

Hawk Talk On the Horizon
Did you ever wonder how people referred to the process of socio-economic mingling back when they thought the world was flat? I suppose the process...


H. Rider Haggard, author of many popular adventure tales, including King Solomon’s Mines and She. At Your Leisure – H. Rider Haggard
So often, readers want a story that takes them out of their place in time and transports them to new worlds, places they would never see, in some...


From the Editor
I took another trip down memory lane, this time courtesy of the 1918 Perryiodical, the Perry High School 1918 yearbook. And, no, I’m not that old,...


Hawk Talk
Or(s)well That Goes Well George was a little early in his predictions for 1984, but all things come to those who wait. (Eric Arthur Blair...


From the Editor
By now most people have taken down their Christmas tree, packed away the ornaments, and set bags of wrapping paper out for the trash. Although I’ve...


Jack Remembers
Every week I drive on I-70 100 miles from Columbia to Oak Grove and back. There are two lanes of solid traffic on both the east and westbound...


Hawk Talk
The Sun Also Rises As I write this, it is sevenish in Sydney and the sun is just glaring into bloodshot eyes beholding the new year. A new year is...


From the Editor
And so, this was Christmas, and what have we done? The feast has been cleared and put away and the gifts given. There’s a bit of wrapping paper...


Hawk Talk
It’s That Time If the Twilight Zone between Thanksgiving and New Year’s has left you wondering what day tomorrow will be, your consolation is that...


From the Editor
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” Or, I should say it’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. Just about everywhere you go these...


Jack Remembers
When I was young, Missouri had a Blue Law that prohibited the sale of goods or business transactions on Sunday. Churches thrived because they had...


Hawk Talk
Really? And so, I leaned back smugly to admire all the wrapped Christmas gifts and the neatly stacked Christmas cards ready to mail; then, the...


From the Editor
My son and I ventured out to do a little Christmas shopping last weekend. He in quest for tools, me for “something special.” The first stop, and...


Hawk Talk
Cold Turkey Unless you are a vegetarian, the word “turkey” probably ranks near the top of the list of “root canal,” “tax audit,” or “colonoscopy.” Thanksgiving leftovers...
Hawk Talk
Not a Monday Holiday Well, here it is, Thanksgiving again, already. Thanksgiving has a lot of history; and mystery. We know why Thanksgiving is...