Traditions are hard to break on Thanksgiving. Sometimes that tradition is stuffing. A friend’s son was dismayed to discover that his mom hadn’t made stuffing for their meal so an hour and half before eating, his father ran to Marie Callender’s and bought a quart or so for around $15. Pricey …

My oldest daughter, Nikki, posed a great question the other night as our family sat around our kitchen counter. “What is our favorite Thanksgiving food memory?” she asked.

Leon Russell died last week. One of my favorite songs is the duet he did with Elton John in “Best Part of the Day (the album was called “The Union.”) YouTube it. The song features a mature Elton John and a very mature Leon Russell. Russell was talented, smart and played backup on more record…

They told me it was going to be like this. I didn’t believe them. Wrong again, which can be added to all of my other wrong-agains.

For some reason, there’s been a narrative floating around wherein supporters of Donald Trump are dumbfounded to learn that those who voted for Hillary Clinton aren’t rushing to support our pugnacious president-elect. Interesting. One Facebooker even had to audacity to declare to me, “Danny, …

Kernville Union School District Superintendent Robin Shive breathed a sigh of relief after his school board split 2-2 last month on a vote to allow concealed weapons on district campuses and at school-related events. The tie meant people with Concealed Carry Weapon permits would not be allow…

It’s time. Throughout the beleaguered history of the Bakersfield Police Department, there have been times where the legislative powers-that-be have conceivably made decisions for the sole purpose of progress.

Thanks to my husband, we recently reconnected with a friend from college, a fellow drama major. He was performing in a summer season of musicals at Tuacahn, a theatrical venue outside St. George, Utah. Three plays ran in repertory, and we got to see our friend portray Captain Hook in “Peter …