Katia and Jose? Seriously? As if it were not bad enough that Houston is still drying out from Hurricane Harvey and South Florida is hunkered down in the face of Hurricane Irma, last week found the newly formed hurricanes Katia and Jose, respectively spinning in the Gulf of Mexico and whirling west across the Atlantic.
Nuclear threats by North Korea frighten us and terrify South Koreans, who could suffer devastating losses in a conflict. But Donald Trump apparently sees the crisis as an occasion to threaten South Korea's economy, as well as its leadership's manhood.
It all began when a neighbor of filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy's sent a text asking whether she could borrow some organic milk. Kennedy texted back, "You can borrow some milk, but I don't have organic."
Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, "At least he gets things done!"
Twelve years ago Tuesday, Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast and changed our lives forever. In past years, the Sun Herald marked Aug. 29 by writing about the storm and the recovery of the Mississippi Coast.
It was the fifth season of the sitcom "Happy Days" and producers figured they needed something to boost the show's sagging ratings. So they had the gang leave industrial, blue-collar Milwaukee and head to Southern California, where everybody is beautiful and the sun always shines. And on Sept. 20, 1977 Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, better known to his pals simply as Fonzie, put on a pair of water skis, hopped into the Pacific Ocean and jumped over a shark.
By setting off a 100-kiloton bomb, after firing a missile over Japan, Kim Jong Un has gotten the world's attention. What else does he want?
They are the least of these.
Like 9/11, Hurricane Harvey brought us together.
Politicians, celebrities and the rich often set the world's idea of their cities and regions. It takes a disaster to meet the regular folks.
I recently wrote about the controversy over removing Confederate era statues from public places, and in my column I acknowledged the concerns of those who don't want to honor or celebrate men who fought, at least in part, to preserve slavery.
1. Ask Rufus: By the flow of the inland river LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Other editors: We must dispel stigma surrounding skilled jobs NATIONAL COLUMNS
3. Roses and thorns: 4-22-18 ROSES & THORNS
4. Partial to Home: Revisiting Highway 61 LOCAL COLUMNS