Author: Steven Towers

Any of you folks (besides me) old enough to remember Bizarro World? Back in the day it was a DC Comics alt-version of the Superman comic book series. Bizarro World was a cube-shaped planet...

I know many people who own guns and are responsible gun owners. Their reasons for owning guns are varied—some are plinkers, some are hunters, others are hobbyists. One guy has a magnificent collection of...

The local fish-wrap recently ran an article about a bill signed into law by Governor Brown that provides Californians the option of choosing “non-binary” gender identity when filling out state forms—a third option to...

Christmas. I’m not the biggest fan. I’ve moved a safe distance beyond the days when my Grinch-like attitude was a downer for my wife Elise, who loves Christmas. I’ve learned to deal with the...

The President-elect is Donald H. Trump, and I’m keyboarding this through the fog of a mild hangover. That’s right.  Our President-elect is a reality TV star whose trademarked line is: “You’re fired.”  The same...

Most of us are bemused by the types of news stories that tend to draw attention to our small corner of the world: Some girls decide to take a bath in the kitchen sink...

Hazel was a rescue dog, found in a litter of abandoned puppies in a field in Stockton, mixture of breeds unknown. She was a difficult dog in many ways. As an example, she was...