Columnists

From Where I Sit: I’ll be home for Thanksgiving

It all started last year after Christmas. I started thinking about my dad. As an adult I have only seen him twice, briefly, and had never spent a holiday with him. It’s a lon ...

The Real McCoy: Don’t fall for lending pitfalls

Dear Kari: My wife and I are first-time homebuyers. We did everything our lender told us to do including jumping through hoops. Toward the end of the process we went to the title ...

From Where I Sit: Thankfulness is boring

Do you ever get tired of Thanksgiving?  Do you feel overwhelmed with traditional expectations that accompany the holiday? Would you rather lie down to sleep and wake up on Dec ...

Olga on Investments: Make necessary changes in 2014 before welcoming 2015

Tax season is quickly approaching. Now, before you think I’m reusing an old article or have gone holiday crazy, let me explain. When it comes to investments and portfolios, t ...

The Real McCoy: Sometimes, you have to reduce to win

Dear Kari, My wife and I are in a sticky situation. We have been trying to sell our home for the last three months and have had no offers yet. Our agent says it is the price and w ...

On the Town: True blessings come from giving, not receiving

I’m constantly reminded not to repeat myself. But, since Thanksgiving is such an important day in my life, I’d still like to go back to last year’s column and pul ...

City Scene: In Folsom, a time for gratitude

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on all that is good in our community and the diverse elements that contribute to our outstanding quality of life.  Folsom continue ...

On the Town: Veterans Day brings tears of both joy and sorrow

Celebrating Veterans Day last week brought a thought to mind. I have to admit I am, at times, an emotional individual. I teared up when I got married. I cried when my mom, dad an ...

From Where I Sit: Sometimes voters just want a fresh scapegoat

Election Day is upon us. Mark it down and remember to vote. Those who are supposed to know are predicting an extremely weak turnout. I’ll be there, Lord willing, and hope you ...

On the Town: A lot of pulp – and a lot of fiction

I’m not what you may call a hardcore conservationist, but I do my share in recycling cans, bottles, paper and other items deemed recyclable. I don’t throw my trash out ...