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Susan Richards is a retired editor living in Thornton, Colorado.

  • Congratulations, Greta!

    Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden, has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019. “She became the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet this year, coming from essentially nowhere to lead a… Read More ›

  • Hating liars

    Presidential candidate Joe Biden really got my attention last week … and not in a good way. First there was the “No malarkey” tour. Okay, that’s a nice, if dated, way to say “no bullshit.” I’m not at all sure… Read More ›

  • Nope, not gonna do it

    Nope, I won’t be doing any binge-watching either. I know the charges and I want to know the final result. What happens in between is no more interesting than normal daytime tv. Less, actually, because I’m so sick of hearing… Read More ›

  • Surprise, no surprise

    It comes as no surprise that this photo, “Grab life by the … ” by Sarah Skinner, took top honors in the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. For more wildlife chuckles, take a look at the other winners, some of… Read More ›

  • Zuck sucks

    My longtime readers won’t be surprised when I say I am appalled by Mark Zuckerberg’s defense of lies and fake news posted and promoted on his Facebook platform. He’s acknowledged they are there, that he knows foreign interests are using… Read More ›

  • The lobsters’ revenge

    Not long ago I made reference to boiling frogs in Washington. I was not looking at the Big Picture at the time. To be truly dreary, I should broaden my statement to say all of us are frogs on a… Read More ›

  • Wishing all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving

      Freedom From Want, also known as The Thanksgiving Picture or I’ll Be Home for Christmas, is the third of the Four Freedoms series of four oil paintings by American artist Norman Rockwell. The works were inspired by United States President Franklin D…. Read More ›

  • My favorite Thanksgiving dish

    My chuckle for today: “Stuffing is a reward, akin to delectable candy packed into a tasteless Butterball piñata. Stuffing is so good, in fact, that we willfully eat it out of the rear end of a dead animal.” That little… Read More ›