Don Williams
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Don Williams is a prize-winning columnist, blogger, fiction writer, sometime TV commentator, and is the founder and editor emeritus of New Millennium Writings, an annual anthology of stories, essays and poems. His awards include a National Endowment for the Humanities Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan, a Golden Presscard Award from Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalists, a best Commentary Award from SDC, Best Feature Writing from the Associated Press Tennessee Managing Editors, the Malcolm Law Journalism Prize from the Associated Press, Best Non-Deadline Reporting from the United Press International, Best Novel Excerpt from the Knoxville Writers Guild, a Peacemaker Award from the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, five Writer of the Month Awards from the Scripps Howard Newspaper chain, and many others. In 2011 he was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame. His 2005 book of journalism, Heroes, Sheroes and Zeroes is under revision for a second printing, and he is at work on a novel and a book of journalism. His columns appear at and have been featured at many other well-known websites. To run his column, gratis, at your website, post this link to a dedicated spot: Need a speaker, panelist, tv commentator or teacher for your group or to lead a writing workshop, in your town? Email

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JFK's three, yes, cosmic, accomplishments   (2013-11-22)  view 
How a writer thinks - elementary my dear Watson   (2012-05-25)  view 
Mitt, Rick, Newt, See How They Run   (2012-03-23)  view 
Obama, Rock Star   (2012-03-09)  view 
Go ahead, hang one shining star and... you know...   (2011-12-23)  view 
Obama at Ground Zero--How Executing bin Laden Brutalized Us All   (2011-05-06)  view 
Fear and Loathing in the Twilight Zone of Talking Heads   (2011-04-06)  view 
Why Obama is right about Libya, tho Bush was wrong on Iraq   (2011-03-29)  view 
Through the Looking Glass of Owlsly Acid   (2011-03-24)  view 
Only Japan Knows Both Sides of Nuclear Coin   (2011-03-14)  view 
She With the Brain in Her Purse   (2011-03-03)  view 
Gushers of Toxic History   (2010-06-18)  view 
A Candle in the Darkness for Our Mother Earth   (2010-06-07)  view 
Crunch Time for A Green America--Act NOW   (2010-05-13)  view 
A Storybook Picture on Mother's Day   (2010-05-10)  view 
Obama and That Old June, Croon, Spoon Moon   (2010-04-30)  view 
A Nation of Wolves and Sheep   (2010-03-20)  view 
Celebrating My Country Within-A-Country   (2010-02-10)  view 
A Mysterious Friend Calls Obama Out   (2010-01-21)  view 
At Last We've Entered A New Millennium... Sort of   (2010-01-06)  view 
Go Ahead, Hang A Shining Star Upon the Highest Bough and... You Know   (2009-12-11)  view 
I can't go along just because it's Obama's war   (2009-12-04)  view 
From the Archives--Go Ahead, Hug A Tree   (2009-11-25)  view 
Say Yes to a Nuke-Free World   (2009-11-17)  view 
On Obama and the Promise of the New Millennium   (2009-11-05)  view 
Can Obama Live Up To Nobel Prize?   (2009-10-09)  view 
To all the late lamented boys and girls of summer, come back, go away, come back...   (2009-09-17)  view 
Kennedys' Dark Side Can't Eclipse Their Lofty Lunar glow   (2009-09-02)  view 
On 'death panels,' 'socialized medicine' and other red herrings   (2009-08-21)  view 
Lamar: Our Mountains Are Not for Sale; You can help   (2009-08-06)  view 
Obama as Spock? Not in this Trekker's Cosmos   (2009-06-03)  view 
You say torture works? Prove it   (2009-05-02)  view 
It could've been all different, Jack... You got to believe that   (2009-04-08)  view 
So the New Deal didn't work? Prove it   (2009-03-28)  view 
At Last Public Debates Turn Toward Sanity   (2009-03-16)  view 
On Cormac's Fire, Updike's Passing, Planets Like Dust, and Mountaintop Removal   (2009-02-26)  view 
Hometown Terror and 'up so floating many bells down' Redux   (2009-02-12)  view 
Obama as savior? He had better be   (2009-01-22)  view 
All That's Left for Bush is to Spin, Spin in the Widening Gyre   (2009-01-15)  view 
Go Ahead, Hang A Shining Star Upon the Highest Bow and... You Know...   (2008-12-22)  view 
A Word on Easter Island and Other Calamitous Feedback Loops   (2008-12-20)  view 
Just How Blessed Am I Anyhow, This Thanksgiving?   (2008-11-27)  view 
Obama Wins! And Nothing You Can Say About That Quite Nails It   (2008-11-05)  view 
I must be dreaming, Obama's still ahead and it's November   (2008-11-01)  view 
Ah, look at all the golden parachutes, as Bush nationalizes the economy   (2008-09-22)  view 
Lipstick on a Pig and the Sad Legacy of 9/11   (2008-09-11)  view 
McCain's Heroic Story Isn't the Only Story, Questions Need Asking   (2008-09-04)  view 
Did Voodoo Christians Pray Up the Wrong Strom?   (2008-08-30)  view 
Hillary Supercharges Convention With Support for Obama   (2008-08-27)  view 
Choice of Biden for VP is brilliant only if Obama wins, natch   (2008-08-23)  view 
Putin and Bush doomed to waltz through history in each other's eyes   (2008-08-15)  view 
Bush puts big Double-I brand on Olympics--Insulting Incoherence   (2008-08-08)  view 
Church shootings resonate in town with up so floating many bells down   (2008-07-29)  view 
Can you feel it? America is turning red, white and GREEN   (2008-07-21)  view 
Fannie Mae fiasco is just the latest layer on a tottering, perverse cake   (2008-07-14)  view 
On Barack Obama and the art of the possible   (2008-07-10)  view 
Caught inside an electrical storm, a terrible beauty is born   (2008-07-05)  view 
Three reasons Obama will win; charisma, charisma, charisma   (2008-06-11)  view 
What a sweet, gracious, generous speech; Hillary endorses Obama!   (2008-06-07)  view 
Hillary Supporters Reject 'The Missionary Position' on Demo Ticket   (2008-06-03)  view 
Is Obama big enough to ask Hillary onto the ticket despite RFK gaff   (2008-05-24)  view 
Hillary Provides Cover for Bush War Crimes   (2008-05-05)  view 
Obama Knocks Wright's Remarks Out of the Ball Park   (2008-04-30)  view 
It Was Just Layin' There--A Scoop in Broad Daylight   (2008-04-29)  view 
Bush Defense Secretary Admits 9/11 Was Blowback   (2008-04-16)  view 
If McCain, Hillary and Obama all face Strike 3, is it really baseball?   (2008-03-29)  view 
With Obama at the bat, can there be joy in Mudville?   (2008-03-19)  view 
Obama sails into perfect storm as Hillary blows through   (2008-03-05)  view 
Can We Trust Our Government to Protect Obama?   (2008-03-02)  view 
Obama Would Rid the World of Nukes, Hillary's Not So Clear. What Say You?   (2008-02-16)  view 
Mysterious Friend Sings Praises of Camelot Redux   (2008-02-08)  view 
A Trail of Deliberate Cruelty from Childhood On Informs Bush Legacy   (2008-01-27)  view 
Pakistan shows why blaming America first is a safe bet   (2008-01-17)  view 
Blaming America first has become something of a safe bet in recent years.   (2008-01-10)  view 
On Obama and fears we dare not name   (2008-01-07)  view 
Obama, Edwards sweep aside Hillary's brand of change   (2008-01-04)  view 
Here are some leftover presents, dressed in red, white and green   (2007-12-27)  view 
Though sailing blind, still the pilot cries 'Full speed ahead'   (2007-12-13)  view 
John Lennon's death, Dec. 8, 1980, was hardest to take   (2007-12-07)  view 
Frabjous Day, Nuke Iran? World War III? Wups! Nevermind....   (2007-12-03)  view 
A free-flowing unfinished holiday list of things I'm grateful for   (2007-12-02)  view 
UFOs? That's a good question, Tim, but I have even better ones   (2007-11-24)  view 
As we ponder dropping bombs on Iran and standing up to Pakistan   (2007-11-11)  view 
Al Gore drew a circle that brought us all in...   (2007-10-07)  view 
Bush Wars Have Only Begun   (2007-09-22)  view 
A Miner's Last Words Resonate Still   (2007-08-30)  view 
Dubya: Should've Stayed Longer in Vietnam   (2007-08-23)  view 
Fess Up Karl, Learn Redemption from Your Hero, Lee Atwater   (2007-08-14)  view 
I Have Nothing to Say Except the Simple and God-Awful Truth   (2007-08-10)  view 
On William Jennings Bryan, the Scopes monkey trial and false patriotism   (2007-07-26)  view 
On Scooter Libby, the War Dead and Impeachment   (2007-07-12)  view 
New Mileage Standards Great for White Rabbits   (2007-06-29)  view 
Free Flowing Capital and A Dammed Humanity...   (2007-06-15)  view 
A Hard Rain's Already Falling   (2007-06-01)  view 
Let's You, Me and Congress Impeach Dick Cheney   (2007-05-19)  view 
Mysterious Friend Brings a Parable of Springtime   (2007-05-11)  view 
See How They Run--From Questions That Matter Most   (2007-05-04)  view 
God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut, or Mother Night on the Big Tennessee   (2007-04-20)  view 
Logic 101 could break the cycle of war   (2007-04-13)  view 
Our Knucklehead War and 3 Stooges Who Lied Us Into It   (2007-04-04)  view 
Fire! Polite Applause   (2007-03-23)  view 
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed's Unbelievable Confessions   (2007-03-16)  view 
Scooter Libby and This Hallowed Earth   (2007-03-09)  view 
Lots of money for terrorists, and no congressional oversight   (2007-03-02)  view 
21 Years and Snip--My Last Column for The News-Sentinel   (2007-02-23)  view 
Mostly Lucky 2007 Already A Crucible For Change   (2007-02-09)  view 
Cracked? No, the Middle East is An Omelet Face Down on the Kitchen Floor   (2007-02-02)  view 
Our Ignorance Is Killing Us   (2007-01-26)  view 
Bush's gamble, our world   (2007-01-12)  view 
Saddam and the Great White Whale, Bush's Un-magnificent Obsession   (2007-01-05)  view 
Big Media should not become a tool in the cycle of wars   (2006-12-29)  view 
Good News for O Tannenbaum   (2006-12-22)  view 
Don't Be A Party To New Nukes   (2006-12-15)  view 
Say No to New Nukes, With A Simple Email   (2006-12-08)  view 
The final unraveling of Iraq   (2006-12-01)  view 
Gates cast long dark shadows at CIA   (2006-11-17)  view 
Kris Kristofferson Caught The Spirit Of A Day   (2006-11-10)  view 
Kerry Botched A Joke; Bush Botched A War   (2006-11-03)  view 
Can You Vote For A Black Man?   (2006-10-27)  view 
Vote for change before darkness falls   (2006-10-20)  view 
GOP Deserves to Lose, But for Greater Crimes Than Foley's Lust   (2006-10-13)  view 
Deliberate Cruelty Is Not Forgivable   (2006-10-06)  view 
Tell Them Torture's Not Right for Us   (2006-09-29)  view 
Take Your Torture And Go, George   (2006-09-22)  view 
A Life and Death Struggle in Miniature   (2006-09-15)  view 
So Much Absurdity, So Little Time...   (2006-09-08)  view 
A Bear Came Out of the Woods, Took Note, Moved On...   (2006-09-01)  view 
Darker Provinces of the Night   (2006-08-25)  view 
Those who breathe, drink or eat should make common cause   (2006-08-18)  view 
About that camel in our living room   (2006-08-11)  view 
An encounter on the edge of the precinct   (2006-08-04)  view 
That doofus Dubya's doomsday diplomacy   (2006-07-28)  view 
See how they run... three blind mice chase Sen. Frist's seat   (2006-07-21)  view 
Giving the devil his due   (2006-07-14)  view 
Oak Ridge peace group offers coherent vision for future of nukes   (2006-07-07)  view 
It could've been all different   (2006-06-30)  view 
The Formal Argument For Halting Global Warming   (2006-06-23)  view 
Planners, Developers Should Visit Beautiful Edisto Island   (2006-06-16)  view 
Don't Be A Party to the Attack on Gore   (2006-06-09)  view 
Dixie Chicks Were Right   (2006-06-02)  view 
Words Flood the Heartland   (2006-05-26)  view 
Just In Time, Bush Discovers Mexico   (2006-05-19)  view 
A storybook picture as Mothers Day draws near   (2006-05-12)  view 
An impeachment by the people   (2006-05-05)  view 
This is the way the world ends   (2006-04-21)  view 
Two crucifixions to ponder   (2006-04-14)  view 
Savor springtime's sweet seduction   (2006-04-07)  view 
A marathon measured in smiles   (2006-03-31)  view 
The end is near, speaking practically   (2006-03-24)  view 
Before you fire off that next letter... consider this   (2006-03-10)  view 
Bush meets his Waterloo at Dubai   (2006-03-03)  view 
Media missed the true target: Cheney's many public atrocities   (2006-02-24)  view 
Old time quail hunter points questions at Cheney   (2006-02-17)  view 
Government snow covers a variety of sins   (2006-02-10)  view 
An interview with President Al Gore, Part II (read previous one first)   (2006-02-03)  view 
An interview with President Al Gore after Year Five   (2006-01-27)  view 
From the wilderness, Al Gore still speaks truth to power   (2006-01-20)  view 
Supreme Court should embrace the power of DNA to free Paul House   (2006-01-13)  view 
'My boys, never work in the mines'   (2006-01-06)  view 
2005 was the year the public and media began to wake up   (2005-12-30)  view 
Twirling into Christmas magic   (2005-12-16)  view 
Christians at war in the season of peace   (2005-12-09)  view 
Big Media wakes up to fiascos   (2005-12-02)  view 
A man not so good at running gets better at giving thanks   (2005-11-25)  view 
Consider Cheney, then shed a tear for what the GOP has become   (2005-11-18)  view 
Frist's strange passion for secret war   (2005-11-11)  view 
One Year After Dubya Re-selection, Dire Predictions Are Coming True   (2005-11-04)  view 
MoodyBlueGrass pickers revive cosmic rockers   (2005-10-28)  view 
Plame, Libby affair is really about the many who died in Iraq   (2005-10-21)  view 
Taking the curves slow--in memory of a red convertible   (2005-10-14)  view 
1911 Cross Mountain Mine disaster haunts us still   (2005-10-07)  view 
Bush and Frist try, without DeLay, to rescue themselves   (2005-09-30)  view 
Rita and Katrina have ideologues spinning   (2005-09-23)  view 
Judge Roberts rocks in wake of tragic Supreme Court rulings   (2005-09-16)  view 
To our guests from the Gulf Coast, whenever you arrive   (2005-09-09)  view 
Katrina spins notions of global warming   (2005-09-02)  view 
Bush had plans to invade Cuba   (2005-08-26)  view 
The future favors peace   (2005-08-19)  view 
New spaceships should relegate shuttles to museums   (2005-08-12)  view 
Let's stand together against destructive Interstate-3   (2005-08-05)  view 
Flag-burning ignites heated debate   (2005-07-29)  view 
Where's Scotty when we need him?   (2005-07-22)  view 
On London terror and War of the Worlds   (2005-07-08)  view 
About that camel in your living room   (2005-07-01)  view 
Another way we might've gone   (2005-06-24)  view 
Four handshakes away from Abe Lincoln   (2005-06-17)  view 
How a lemonade stand changed the world   (2005-06-10)  view 
Deep Throat would be ignored today   (2005-06-03)  view 
Senator Frist--the incredible shrinking man   (2005-05-27)  view 
Some thoughts on happiness   (2005-05-20)  view 
Crimes too outrageous to ignore   (2005-05-13)  view 
An Interview With Mother Nature, Fresh Off Chasing Away Bush   (2005-05-06)  view 
Hillary Provides Cover for Bush War Crimes   (2005-05-05)  view 
A letter to the President on Earth Day   (2005-04-22)  view 
Commander Dubya and Spaceship Earth   (2005-03-18)  view 
Rumsfeld's response to Tennessee soldier just won't do   (2004-12-10)  view 
Prophets and space cadets listen up!   (2004-12-03)  view 
Down by the riverside   (2004-11-19)  view 
The problem with supporting Dubya   (2004-11-12)  view 
A sad day in America   (2004-11-05)  view 
Time to hand Kerry the keys   (2004-10-29)  view 
Don't let preachers tell you how to vote   (2004-10-22)  view 
Why I despise the policies of Bush   (2004-10-15)  view 
Bush environmental policies embrace death and destruction   (2004-10-08)  view 
Are soldiers and others dying for empty campaign slogans?   (2004-10-01)  view 
In Iraq, we have entered the Heart of Darkness   (2004-05-14)  view 
Did Bush or Kerry betray their fellow troops?   (2004-02-20)  view 
Bush should dump Cheney (Part II)   (2004-02-06)  view 
Dick Cheney should resign, here's why (first of two on a theme)   (2004-01-31)  view 
Bush is right about space travel, NASA needs course correction   (2004-01-16)  view 
Five impolite questions for the president on the occasion of his visit   (2004-01-09)  view 
A quite late Christmas card sentiment from one who traveled far   (2004-01-02)  view 
'O frabjous day!'--A note of sober reflection on the capture of Saddam   (2003-12-19)  view 
A meditation on giving thanks   (2003-11-28)  view 
Lunar eclipse heralded magic ritual   (2003-11-14)  view 
So who really supported our troops?   (2003-11-07)  view 
Why the black cat crossed the road; Americas scariest people respond   (2003-10-31)  view 
Rush on drugs give rise to modest proposal--we should drug-test talking heads   (2003-10-24)  view 
Recent rambles offer lessons and inspirations   (2003-10-17)  view 
National media is to blame for Schwarzenegger fiasco   (2003-10-10)  view 
Death of young girl turned former warrior to path of peace   (2003-09-26)  view 
Heroes save land along river from the heart of creation   (2003-09-19)  view 
To embrace Bush's worldview is to dream on   (2003-09-12)  view 
Aging baby boomers sing a new song   (2003-09-05)  view 
Foes of the war were right   (2003-08-22)  view 
Chaos recedes during Smoky Mountain bike tour   (2003-08-15)  view 
Sometimes the hardest part is letting go (sob-sob)   (2003-08-08)  view 
28 censored pages point to White House duplicity   (2003-08-01)  view 
Don't swim slow to swim fast   (2003-07-25)  view 
O.K., who's responsible for what came out of the president's mouth?   (2003-07-18)  view 
It was one of your more huggable trees   (2003-07-11)  view 
A free-flowing unfinished list of things I love about America   (2003-07-04)  view 
Here's the speech Bush should have given last winter   (2003-06-27)  view 
That musical voice you hear is our mother experiencing wonder   (2003-06-13)  view 
It appears our government lied about Iraqi WMDs   (2003-06-06)  view 
NASA could have rescued Columbia astronauts, but can it save itself?   (2003-05-30)  view 
New studies show, 'Its the white carbs, stupid'   (2003-05-23)  view 
Mysteries of human depravity and heroism are at the heart of White Caps saga   (2003-05-16)  view 
Spring fever brings out the florid in writers hereabouts   (2003-05-02)  view 
You can make a difference in effort to save natural treasures   (2003-04-18)  view 
Congratulations on your new camel   (2003-04-11)  view 
Ten ways to move on without becoming complicit in the war   (2003-03-28)  view 
We should spare suffering Iraqis the 'shock and awe' strategy   (2003-03-21)  view 
Rita Lasar invokes name of lost loved one as a witness for peace   (2003-03-07)  view 
Who are the real appeasers?   (2003-02-28)  view 
Americans were duped before; it could be happening again   (2003-02-21)  view 
Mary's hugs united all those who gathered   (2003-02-15)  view 
Uncle Kenneth was the kind of man 'communities long for and need'   (2003-02-07)  view 
Dear Mr. President, here are 10 ways to sell us your war   (2003-01-24)  view 
Hank Williams songs still haunt the mind   (2003-01-10)  view 
We entered 2003 like walking into a science fiction film   (2003-01-04)  view 
The sound of a train in the distance stirs memories   (2002-12-06)  view 
Go ahead--hug that tree   (2002-11-29)  view 
Glancing at a big TV screen over the shoulders of friends engaged in good conversation Tuesday night, I got my election result   (2002-11-08)  view 
Notes from an old tree hugger on the next election   (2002-10-25)  view 
It really is about the oil, but so much more   (2002-10-18)  view 
Racing the First Runner--to beat him you have to try harder   (2002-10-11)  view 
There are many reasons not to go to war   (2002-10-04)  view 
Can Vols beat Gators? Clinton, Bush, Britney, Cormac and Freud weigh in   (2002-09-20)  view 
Human genealogy quickly spirals out of control   (2002-09-13)  view 
Sept. 11, '01--100 views and voices one year later   (2002-09-06)  view 
We 'hillbillies' shouldn't take media slights so seriously   (2002-08-30)  view 
'Signs' is okay, but for wonders contemplate the interstellar Voyager Mission, still going after 25 years   (2002-08-23)  view 
More new highways and gas guzzlers pave the way for oil wars   (2002-08-16)  view 
When Elvis' 401(k) goes bust, it prompts midnight visit from pauper-king   (2002-08-09)  view 
Decades have not dimmed memory of Tennessee mine disasters   (2002-08-02)  view 
Recent European travels cannot be summed up in a word   (2002-07-26)  view 
Fire and ice duality is embodied in futuristic Ted Williams saga   (2002-07-19)  view 
Pickpocket almost got away with it on Paris subway   (2002-07-12)  view 
Stonehenge serves as prism for Summer Solstice magic   (2002-07-05)  view 
Hold it out with both hands and just offer it back to the sky   (2002-05-10)  view 
Call the cops on abusive priests. Anything less is a cover-up   (2002-05-03)  view 
George W., Dr. Suess, Cormac, Clinton and Rush address weighty parking problem   (2002-04-26)  view 
Governor should keep promise to re-open the parks   (2002-03-22)  view 
Joan Baez continues to give the world a view of perfect peace   (2002-03-15)  view 
Neptune, musicians and writers paid visit to Knoxville's Hyatt   (2002-03-08)  view 
Success of 'O Brother' is solid testament to good harmony, melody   (2002-03-01)  view 
Judging George   (2002-02-22)  view 
A ten year old's view of the future   (2002-01-04)  view 
2001, perhaps as foretold   (2001-12-28)  view 
State parks should not become political football in state government   (2001-12-07)  view 
Tennessee's roads don't lead to open state parks, better schools   (2001-11-30)  view 
Ken Kesey dead? Who they tryin' to kid?   (2001-11-16)  view 
Just gazing on the stately Orion brings perspective   (2001-11-09)  view 
New pup proves life goes on in midst of terror   (2001-10-12)  view 
A view from Manhattan: 'We don't know quite what to feel'   (2001-09-28)  view 
A little bit of heaven was obliterated on Sept. 11, 2001   (2001-09-21)  view 
Stopping one bad road could save all our state parks   (2001-09-07)  view 
Witching for graves could stop a badly conceived highway   (2001-08-31)  view 
Dr. Suess, Dubya & Cormac answer the question on everyone's lips   (2001-08-24)  view 
If you've wondered what a stem cell really is read on   (2001-08-17)  view 
That joyful noise just could be rock 'n' roll   (2001-07-13)  view 
Shooting up some patriotism on the Fourth of July   (2001-07-06)  view 
Seduce Your Readers with Great Opening Lines   (2001-06-22)  view 
On things contained in the merry old month of May   (2001-06-08)  view 
Pray For My Friend, Charlie Fuller   (2001-05-25)  view 
On Ken Kesey, 'Cuckoos Nest' and New York City   (2001-05-18)  view 
Space tourist marks new approach, new vision, despite NASA snubs   (2001-05-11)  view 
James Agee at last gets measure of respect from Knoxville   (2001-04-20)  view 
Cat's primordial cries herald spring   (2001-04-13)  view 
The burden of Holocaust knowledge must be carried   (2001-04-06)  view 
The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour bus is a prism on the past   (2001-03-30)  view 
Doomed Space Station Mir streaks across our imaginations   (2001-03-02)  view 
Baseball salary could employ 1,000 short order cooks   (2001-01-12)  view 
A new millennium fable in two voices   (2000-12-29)  view 
Notes on Election 2000   (2000-12-15)  view 
Despite electoral quagmire, our system keeps us safe from tyrants   (2000-11-24)  view 
Somebody here gets a mangled baby   (2000-11-17)  view 
There is no way history can redeem this election   (2000-11-10)  view 
Global-thinking Al Gore is the best choice for the new millennium   (2000-11-03)  view 
Break these rules of writing... advisedly   (2000-10-20)  view 
Ancient stranger's letter conjures warm brew   (2000-10-13)  view 
Words of counsel in the old style   (2000-09-22)  view 
When the Past Is No Longer a Guide to the Future   (2000-06-30)  view 
Summer solstice is reason enough for celebration   (2000-06-23)  view 
Writer James Agee knew triumph and despair, like writers through the ages   (2000-06-09)  view 
A few words on the power of bears   (2000-05-26)  view 
Alpha male advice to Al Gore spirals down to a pinkie   (2000-04-28)  view 
Road Trip to Mardi Gras   (2000-03-10)  view 
Sell House Mountain?   (2000-03-03)  view 
For me, the twentieth century died with Big Granny on Jan. 12   (2000-01-21)  view 
We all joined in at the first-ever Global Village party   (2000-01-14)  view 
Next Jan 1, we'll celebrate the true New Millennium   (2000-01-07)  view 
Take this advice born of wishes for a bright new millennium   (1999-12-31)  view 
Elegant failure of the Polar Lander preserves The Mars We Can Imagine   (1999-12-10)  view 
The eternal question hinges on who is answering it   (1999-12-03)  view 
Those beautiful balloons gracing the sky hide certain dangers   (1999-11-19)  view 
Richard Marius: Novelist, historian, and seeker of truths, will be missed   (1999-11-12)  view 
Ponder a universe that winks into and out of existence "all the time" along with all we hold dear   (1999-11-05)  view 
Conversation with a friend points to nation's hypocrisy regarding drugs   (1999-08-27)  view 
For Number 6 billion, the world holds dangers, delights   (1999-08-20)  view 
The many ironies of The Kennedys' Greek tragedy reveal vivid virtues to be fatal flaws   (1999-07-30)  view 
NASA should own up to the central hypocrisy of the space age, and return us the moon   (1999-07-16)  view 
Discovering oneself is often the hardest but most rewarding task   (1999-07-09)  view 
One more Leslie Garrett tale   (1999-06-18)  view 
As Leslie Garrett lay dying, Cormac McCarthy realized his greatest fame   (1999-05-21)  view