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O ne of the activities which gives me great pleasure involves making photos of sunrises during early morning bike rides. Writing this weekly column has given me great pleasure as well. For … more
A s Carter ends his weekly column, at least for the month of July, Murphy Obershaw, Bob Woodward, Mike Jones and I have been tasked to write one a month. If I am being honest, I was hesitant. I … more
For many, July 4th is a day to reunite with friends and family and celebrate our nation’s independence. For others, July 4th is the anniversary of the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, a … more
One of the great personal experiences in my life took place at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Aug. 22, 2017. I had been in Maine following the death of an uncle and had flown to … more
G ot too much stuff? These days it’s a common complaint. In past decades we thought nothing, or at least not very much, about throwing stuff away. Off to the landfill it went. However, … more
Last week, I visited dear Galena friends on a particularly hot day. I sat in their welcoming home feeling embarrassingly sweaty after spending the previous hours working on my garden. Perhaps that is … more
A s we come off of the Memorial Day weekend and get into the thick of the summer, it’s an exciting time to be in the Galena area. The tourism season ramps up to full force and the plethora … more
In this week’s Gazette is the correct version of the Rotary Club of Galena’s Great Galena Chopper Drop ad. Dementia set in early for the publisher emeritus when preparing last … more
A child in Ukraine is roused from sleep by the wails of air-raid signals. In Galena, two string instrumentalists provide background music for a June 2 art opening. Amanda Hauta plays the harp; … more
In 2009 we decided to go all electric for our home energy source. We finished the project in 2022.  Although the transition took many years, it was worth the effort and other homeowners may be … more
Greenwood Cemetery, Memorial Day, 2023. We came to walk among the veterans’ graves, honor them–and remember. We were the only people in the cemetery. How differently Memorial Day is … more
This weekend I’ve been thinking about bicycling. At this point, Sarah might interject, “He thinks about biking all the time.” Gazette staffers might claim that, as well, especially … more
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