Todd Frantz

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: For Auburn, changes bring mixed news

On Sunday, the Auburn Journal ran two different stories concerning key roles in our community. One was happy news; the other, sad. The happy news is that Carolyn Metzker is movin ...

Another View: Little boy’s words carry message for the season

Last week, I was trying to decide what my column should be on such a special day. I have written a weekly column for a number of years, but never on Christmas Day. To be honest, ...

Another View: Classic holiday calls for some classic movies, TV

It’s that time of year. The time where the Ghosts of Christmas Past come rattling their way into our television sets. If you’ve turned on your TV in the past week or ...

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: OK with turning 50, but how did that happen so quickly?

It doesn’t seem possible. No, really. I mean it. It simply doesn’t seem remotely possible. But the cold hard fact is that I hit something akin to the seventh-inning str ...

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 ...