Francene

Time for a tighter belt

“Times are tough. People need to make sacrifices. I just don’t want to be one of them.”

Raised Relief

Change in Cabinet, none in cupboard

Like some 67,000 other Americans, I recently signed a petition asking our next president to deliver on his promise of change, specifically in his choice for Secretary of Agriculture.

Guest Commentary

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Intellectual isolation at the C-J

Do more bricks and mortar, regardless of site and design, always add up to progress? This would seem to be the prevailing attitude of our local daily newspaper over the past couple of years.

Editor’s Note

Puff piece

Watching David Williams maneuver as the Republican leader in Frankfort is like seeing Goliath battle a hundred little Davids.

Suburban Turmoil

Monkey butt

As I navigated my son’s stroller through the press of holiday shoppers a few weeks ago, I could hear the high-pitched shrieks of a small boy in the midst of one very loud tantrum.

Summary of My Discontent

Homegrown’s all right with me

Now that your New Year’s resolution to give up butter, tobacco and/or interstate truck-stop pornography is but a wistful pipedream, perhaps it’s time to strive for something attai

Yep, I’m Gay

Year of the Queer

You may not be aware of this, but 2009 is the Year of the Queer.

Editor’s Note

Bridge to somewhere

The new bridge sparkled in the way only concrete does, a flat kind of matte-bright that stripped the finish off the sun, giving the hulking concrete span a clear coat appropriate for the mome

Fables of the Deconstruction

Good riddance

This was the year that I finally gave up on pop culture. No, that’s not exactly right.

Keeping Up with the Jones

We’re still in Kansas, Toto!

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I’m asking readers to make one for 2009. Stay engaged! That’s it. It might be harder than you think.