What were they thinking?
Steve Eighinger

What were they thinking?

They're ba-a-a-ack. It's been a few months, but the "Morons of the Month" have returned. Today marks the 111th celebration of those who have made bad choices, bad decisions or were simply being bad.

Give me a Boomstick, and hold the sour cream
Steve Eighinger

Give me a Boomstick, and hold the sour cream

The Major League Baseball season begins later this week, which in itself is reason enough to celebrate. But more important, the return of baseball season means the return of ballpark food.

Your Turn/James Riley
Your Turn

Your Turn/James Riley

James Riley, 57, is the director of pastoral services at the Good Samaritan Home of Quincy. He also is a basketball and volleyball official and enjoys being involved with at least one play per year at Quincy Community Theatre.

For all its faults, spring has one silver lining
Steve Eighinger

For all its faults, spring has one silver lining

I'm not a big fan of spring. It's just a summer wannabe, designed to tantalize and disappoint us. Mostly disappoint. But there is at least one positive development each year around this time.

It's time for the annual 'Stevie' winners
Steve Eighinger

It's time for the annual 'Stevie' winners

Regular readers of this space may remember I like to offer my own version of must-see TV once a year -- aka "the Stevies." Today is Stevie Day.

Your Turn/Jonathan O'Neal
Your Turn

Your Turn/Jonathan O'Neal

Your Turn/Jonathan O'Neal

The little guys are growing up too fast
Steve Eighinger

The little guys are growing up too fast

This approaching teenage thing for grandsons Grady and Thomas is hitting me like a Mike Tyson left hook. Where the heck did all the years go? It seems like only yesterday that Grandma and Grandpa were changing diapers and heating bottles.

American Idol: An old friend is back, and so far, so good
Steve Eighinger

American Idol: An old friend is back, and so far, so good

Admittedly, I was a little apprehensive. I wasn't even sure I wanted to watch. I had remembered all the good times from the program's early, formative, middle and (most of its) latter years. I also remembered how it limped into the sunset.

Your Turn/Brian Tallerico
Your Turn

Your Turn/Brian Tallerico

Your Turn/Brian Tallerico

Birth of Maddie Jane was strenuous on Gramps, too
Steve Eighinger

Birth of Maddie Jane was strenuous on Gramps, too

Believe me, I'm not trying to diminish daughter Kaysi's role in the birth of her first child. But it was no picnic for her dad. Kaysi and husband, Bruce, welcomed Maddie Jane into the world a few short weeks ago, and I almost didn't make it.