Why is that not an even number?
Steve Eighinger

Why is that not an even number?

The Source is at it again. Every so often, I have a friend who sends me an interesting email. Sometimes it's information he has gleaned elsewehere, sometimes it's his own thoughts, but whenever I see his name in my inbox I am eager to see what he has for

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This month's 'good guys' cover a wide spectrum
Steve Eighinger

This month's 'good guys' cover a wide spectrum

A young boy who wanted to provide a taste of home for U.S. soldiers, a woman in Chicago trying her best to help kids caught in the midst of that city's violence and a garbage-truck driver in Colombia with a heart of gold.

Sometimes that separation can be difficult
Steve Eighinger

Sometimes that separation can be difficult

One of the struggles of being a journalist is to always guard against becoming emotionally involved with the story you are covering. On paper, that sounds easy.

Those were the days, my friend
Steve Eighinger

Those were the days, my friend

What was inside the invitation was not necessarily a surprise. Simple math told me I should be expecting it at some point this year. But when I saw the number in black and white, my life started flashing before me.

Such is the life of an outdoorsman
Steve Eighinger

Such is the life of an outdoorsman

Those who know me, either personally or through this column, will quickly vouch for my lack of interest in the great outdoors. My idea of fishing is a trip to Long John Silver's and the last time I spent a day in duck blind was ... well, never.

There's no news like good news
Steve Eighinger

There's no news like good news

In my line of work, many days are, unfortunately, filled with little but bad news. It's the nature of the business, since we're obliged to report on crime lords, drug busts and a cornucopia of other depressing infractions.

'Twist and Shout' all the way to No. 1 summer movie
Steve Eighinger

'Twist and Shout' all the way to No. 1 summer movie

As promised on Wednesday, here's the second half of our revamped list of the best all-time summer movies.

Make way for Bluto, Marty, Maverick and Goose
Steve Eighinger

Make way for Bluto, Marty, Maverick and Goose

It occurred to me this week I need a little Marty McFly back in my life. Bluto Blutarsky, too. And while you're at it, throw in some Maverick and Goose.

Moron Hall of Shame has an automatic inductee
Steve Eighinger

Moron Hall of Shame has an automatic inductee

If someone somewhere ever starts a Moron Hall of Shame, I think our gold medal winner this month would be a first-ballot inductee. I'm pretty sure you'll agree our 104th edition of "Morons of the Month" is a memorable one.

Plenty of monkey business in store this summer
Steve Eighinger

Plenty of monkey business in store this summer

From the dawn of those "Planet of the Apes" movies almost a half century ago, I have been intrigued. In fact, that particular franchise ranks behind only the James Bond films on my list of cinematic favorites.