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Another View: Roller-coaster of creativity is a wild ride

Mark Twain once wrote: “To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a singl ...

Another View: Arcana can be fun, useless, entertaining

Have you ever had one of those surveys or polls grab your attention? You know, the ones with colorful graphs in a newspaper, magazine or on a website. Some are compelling: Can yo ...

Another View: Cooperation and water conservation key in coming weeks

It seems like water – or lack of it – is on nearly everyone’s mind these days. If it isn’t, it should be. After all, Placer County is potentially facing one ...

Another View: Snow spawns warm memories, but enough is enough

This is one of those rare times when we can all agree on something. At least I am reasonably sure that we can. It’s been cold out there. Not brisk. Not chilly. Or even nippy. ...

Another View: Christmas wasn’t always just about crowds, shopping

For most, the holidays are a time of celebration of friends and family. A time for reflection and giving thanks and appreciation for what we have and those that we love. And for ma ...

Another View: Verdict is in: Our civic duty is worth the wait

There was no “Perry Mason” moment where the witness broke down on the stand. No wisecracking judge like Harry Stone from “Night Court.” There was no smoking ...

Another View: After giving thanks, the rest is just gravy

The holidays are just around the proverbial corner. Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away, and while Christmas is the most special holiday of the year for me, Thanksgiving ma ...

Another View: The knife is worn but the memories are sharp

It’s funny how memories sometimes track you down and find you unaware. A pretty special one found me the other day when my 9-year old daughter and I were looking through some ...

Another View: Don’t let the smart phone delete your sense of common courtesy

I’m not even sure what you’re supposed to call them these days — cell phones, mobile phones, wireless phones or smart phones. One thing is for certain – the ...

Another View: State Theatre: Raising money, tearing down walls

Entertainment changes on almost a daily basis. Don’t believe me? Walk in the door of the local Best Buy and take a look around. We are living in a world of talking phones, ma ...