The Curve of the Moon
By Jim Farfaglia
On nights like this,
when more than the sky is dark,
I love how you lean back
and offer me your lap.
There I sit, watching, as the stars
answer my uneasy questions;
watching, as one gracefully
falls from grace.
And in this waning moment,
I find your age-old wisdom
that comes and goes,
pausing long enough to say,
“Nothing stays forever full,
but, then again,
nobody ever completely
We know that sometimes this seems like the “party pooper” column.
We are always carrying on about human holidays and the potential dangers for pets — Christmas, Halloween, Easter — you name it. We grouse about it.
Well, here we go again. Continue reading
By state Sen. Patricia Ritchie
For college seniors across the country, the month of June means pomp and circumstance, caps in the air and lots of celebrating.
However, as graduates experience the excitement surrounding the next chapter of their lives, for many, the high cost of higher education looms large in the distance. Continue reading
By state Assemblyman Will Barclay
Unfortunately, our office often hears firsthand accounts from local residents who have been scammed.
I wanted to let people know of common scams local residents have experienced recently and how to avoid scams and identity theft. Continue reading
By Leon Archer
Ever since my son bought a piece of property on 30 Island Lake north of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, I have grabbed every opportunity Sweet Thing and I have had to visit and unwind. Continue reading
This Sunday marks the 175th Anniversary of the Hannibal Methodist Church.
The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. at Firemen’s Field on Rochester Street with an old fashioned revival meeting. Following there will be a picnic. Dress as you might have 175 years ago for church.
The day promises to be one filled with music and fun for everyone. Join them as they celebrate this milestone in the Hannibal Community. I hope to be there! Continue reading
Fathers: I was remiss last week in wishing you a Happy Father’s Day.
So, all I can do is hope that you had a good day, that your wife gave you a little time away from the lawn mower, and that you didn’t burn the steaks.
Looking at a few of the columns that I have written around Father’s Day: Continue reading