A Military Wife’s Perspective of Memorial Day

By Sarah Smiley Last week’s column (“One Family’s Joy is Sorrow for Another”), and especially civilian readers’ reactions to it (“I don’t know how military spouses do it,” “It’s hard enough having my husband gone for a week!”) got me thinking about Dustin’s past deployments. On this Memorial Day Weekend especially, I feel compelled to… Continue Reading A Military Wife’s Perspective of Memorial Day

Practice Offensive Driving with ‘Blur’

By Jeb Haught DEVELOPER: Bizarre Creations PUBLISHER: Activision SYSTEM: Sony PlayStation 3 (Xbox 360, PC) PRICE: $59.99 ESRB RATING: E10-plus REVIEW RATING: 4 stars (out of 5) I don’t know about you, but watching cars race around circular tracks isn’t my idea of high-octane fun. Now throw in some ear-deafening explosions with vehicles slamming each… Continue Reading Practice Offensive Driving with ‘Blur’

Savvy Sienna

By Mark Maynard Minivans are warhorses hitched to nonstop lifestyles. There is no vehicle better configured to comfortably carry people and cargo. Yet, these humble machines have wrongly come to represent the driver’s identity: “I drive a minivan, therefore I have no life.” Actually, the minivan driver is so full of life that it takes… Continue Reading Savvy Sienna

Alaskan Excursion Train Takes Visitors on a Trip to the Past

By Carl H. Larsen SKAGWAY, Alaska –“We landed in wind-swept Skagway. We joined the weltering mass, clamoring over their outfits, waiting to climb the Pass.” Those are the memorable words of author and poet Robert W. Service in “The Trail of Ninety-Eight,” a poem describing the rush of humanity slogging up single-file over an arduous… Continue Reading Alaskan Excursion Train Takes Visitors on a Trip to the Past