Opinion

“Spring has sprung. The grass has riz, I wonder where the birdies is?”…so goes the old saying. Apparently, there are several versions of this as well as a longer poem. Everyone of a certain age seems to know this saying one way or the other, and it is recited as soon as it feels like spring. It...
In about a week’s time, weather permitting, the second phase of work on New Prague’s Main Street will begin. This will be a spring and summer of reconstructing the street and replacing infrastructure underneath the street. For me it affects not only where I work at The New Prague Times’ office,...
Here’s a scary story from the field of science: experiments at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have successfully grown mouse embryos inside an artificial uterus. Wait! What? The embryos looked perfectly normal, according to the study published in the journal Nature. All their organs...
I wanted a unicycle. I was 10 years old and wanted nothing else—just a unicycle. I begged for one for my birthday. Begged. I cut a picture of one out of a magazine and dreamed of riding the darn thing around my driveway. I would have been so cool. But, instead, I got a pogo stick. My parents...
I wanted a unicycle. I was 10 years old and wanted nothing else—just a unicycle. I begged for one for my birthday. Begged. I cut a picture of one out of a magazine and dreamed of riding the darn thing around my driveway. I would have been so cool. But, instead, I got a pogo stick. My parents...
This month marks one year that the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been changes in that year that has affected all of our lives from work to school to how we spend our free time. Thankfully there are now several vaccines that are helping us get back to more of a sense...
Saturday, while he was standing in shorts and a t-shirt in 60-degree weather, my son, Mecca, muttered, “I’m so glad winter’s over.” Yes, the lack of snow and warm sun gave him the impression winter was finished. Yes, the balmy temperatures made us think of packing up the winter boots and shovels...
So now that the snow is gone for now, how many of you have started cleaning up your yard? Obviously this column was written before Monday…UGH This time of year it is always interesting to see what you were not able to get to before that first snow fall. As I was walking around our home the other...
Daylight saving time has returned, prompting many to celebrate with an eye toward warmer temps and the change of seasons. As if on cue, this is a great time as well to celebrate newspapers and the sunshine they deliver to all of our lives and communities. Reminding citizens and public officials...
Spring has sprung, at least in the meteorological sense. As of Monday, March 1, the sun will be out longer and the temperature will get warmer. Judging by the forecast that will definitely be true as temperatures will be in the 40s for most of the week and a prediction of the 50s for the weekend....

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