TR Kerth: The Whole Nine Yards

If I want your opinion, I’ll rear-end you

If you see me driving down the street, you’ll recognize my car right away. Mine is the one with nothing pasted, bolted or magnetized to it to proclaim my agenda to the world.

Kerth: Bears do it, geese do it, even warming manatees do it (let’s do it—let’s all survive)*

The sea ice on the western shore of Canada’s Hudson Bay breaks up every summer, as it has done for millennia, forcing polar bears to swim for land.

Kerth: Days that never happened; hours that come again

By all rights, Groundhog Day should fall in early November, and it should only last an hour.

Kerth: It’s time to have zero tolerance for zero-tolerance rules

Several years ago, when I coached high school varsity girls’ soccer, one of my players was caught at a police-raided party where alcohol was present. Because the school had a zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol, Nancy G faced both academic and athletic punishments that included missing one-third of her senior soccer season.

Kerth: Holding the world in the palm of a child’s hand

“How do you know where to turn?” Dave asked.

Kerth: One man’s path to goodness, one rescued worm at a time

I guess you might call it a silly weakness.

Kerth: A phone-call reminder of a long-ago night of love

Imagine what would you would do if you got a call from a woman you took to dinner 26 years ago, and she said to you on the phone, “I have a reminder of that night sitting next to me right now, and that little reminder is 6 inches taller than I am.”

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