The reunions have become important for this band of brothers
Steve Eighinger

The reunions have become important for this band of brothers

For many years, Dan Waggoner was like most Vietnam veterans. He did not want to look back or reminisce. For those who did not grow up, or come of age, during that bitter period of our nation's history, Waggoner's feelings might be difficult to understand.

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Those playoff games are cause for anxiety in Guthrie household
Steve Eighinger

Those playoff games are cause for anxiety in Guthrie household

Bruce Guthrie is a proud father. And a nervous one, too ... Bruce's son, Zach, 29, is an assistant coach for the Jazz,, which makes those playoff games must-see TV for Guthrie family.

Some baseball movies swing and miss
Steve Eighinger

Some baseball movies swing and miss

For every classic baseball movie, there have been some swings and misses in portraying the national pastime on the silver screen. Some were simply so bad they deserve their own special recognition.

'Tiny treasures' have been quite a discovery
Steve Eighinger

'Tiny treasures' have been quite a discovery

When it comes to being easily impressed, I'll be the first to admit that I am. For example, discovering a new planet would be pretty cool, but I'd be satisfied looking into the night-time sky and having some sort of clue simply where the Big Dipper is.

Not all pro athletes do stupid things
Steve Eighinger

Not all pro athletes do stupid things

Professional athletes regularly suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune in the court of public opinion -- and rightly so. All too often, some of them do dumb things. A lot of dumb things. But for every Pacman Jones there is a John Cena, for ever

Political narratives shape international and state issues
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Political narratives shape international and state issues

Humans are story-telling creatures. There are stories in politics, too.

Your Turn/Carla Potts
Your Turn

Your Turn/Carla Potts

Carla Potts, 62, grew up in Elsberry. She is currently the deputy director for housing development at North East Community Action Corp.

Long live those 1980s 'dramadies'
Steve Eighinger

Long live those 1980s 'dramadies'

The 1980s are often depicted as the decade of excess. Often lost beneath the world headlines in this rather tumultuous 10-year period was the rise of an incredibly entertaining genre of film, the teen dramadies.

Those one-time luxuries are now a part of everyday life
Steve Eighinger

Those one-time luxuries are now a part of everyday life

When I moved to Quincy in late 1998, I did not own a cellphone or personal computer and had no idea of how something that would later be termed "social media" would change the world.

Not everyone should be entrusted with young children
Steve Eighinger

Not everyone should be entrusted with young children

Those who know me are familiar with my simple philosophy about travel: I don't.