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 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    May 13, 2021 

Hyperbole and a Half

I ran across Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh, shortly after it was published in 2013. At the time, it seemed like graphic novels were replacing the written word. I have to say I was not a big fan...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    May 6, 2021

Over 800 articles, 500,000 words and counting

When I took over The Times in 2019, I was an avid newspaper reader, not a newspaper journalist. Just because you've eaten in a restaurant doesn't mean you can run one. Michele was one of the...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    April 15, 2021

Guilt, forgiveness, and being seen

The Painter and the Thief, Hulu This Norwegian documentary is a story of friendship built from art and theft. The painter is Czeck artist Barbora Kysilkova whose natural curiosity leads her to a...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    March 25, 2021

Book Briefs: Lane's Picks

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford Though this best-selling book was published in 2005, I didn't read it until 2009. Before then, my reading material rarely included...

 

Book Briefs

Michele Smith’s picks Caste by Isabel Wilkerson The concept of caste has been around long before the concept of race. In her book, Caste, Isabel Wilkerson takes us on a trip through the Hindu caste...

 

The Space Race

Having a dog who requires long and frequent walks, I have begun listening to audiobooks. Often, if the book is a good one, I continue listening after our walks. I tend to rotate the selections...

 

Streaming Review: All Creatures Great and Small

2020 Streaming on PBS, BBC, Britbox and Prime Video This series may feel familiar; there was a long-running British series of the same name from 1978 to 1990. The new series has just been picked up...

 

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Over the last four years, there has been an increased narrative that the mainstream media and print journalism are purveyors of ‘fake news.” The news media has repeatedly been presented as “the... Full story

 

Best Christmas tree(s) ever

Growing up, my family loved to find ways to make our Christmas trees unique. Not always successfully or safely. In the sixties, my mother turned one tree into Pop Art bordering on Psychedelic Art....

 

Let's support our local post offices

Mail delivery is deemed an essential service by the government. Americans rely on the timely delivery of everything from prescription medications to Social Security checks. Many residents in our... Full story

 

Drawing on my iPad

I was one of those early nerds who couldn’t wait to get my hands on the first Apple iPad. I had been using my iPhone to draw using an app called Brushes. One of my art heroes, David Hockney, had...

 

So, you want to start writing your memoirs or the next great novel?

For over a quarter of a century, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Ann Lamont has inspired new writers with honest and down to earth advice, written with humor and experience....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 8, 2020

Locally Nourished, beautiful and tasty fare

Thursday morning, I met up with my friend and local businesswoman, Regina, to have breakfast at Locally Nourished in Dayton. As soon as I drove up and parked in front of this café, I felt welcomed...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    October 1, 2020

The documentary-drama The Social Dilemma: A call to digital arms

WORLD WIDE WEB—Recently I watched The Social Dilemma, a documentary-drama directed by Jeff Orlowski, currently available on Netflix. The movie presents a series of interviews with Silicon Valley eng...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 24, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, supreme court justice, history-making jurist, and national treasure, dies aged 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, died on Friday at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 87. The cause was...

 

My Octopus Teacher

I am not a big fan of nature documentaries. Being an animal lover, I cringe at the depiction of the food chain in cinematic realness. Like the unnamed Star Trek crewmembers chosen to beam to a...

 

Book briefs

The River Cottage Preserves Handbook, by Pam Corbin, (Ten Speed Press, 2010). The British have a knack for preserving, and author Pam Corbin has created easy steps with gorgeous images in this book....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 13, 2020

Waitsburg Traffic Jam

A typical 'traffic jam" in downtown Waitsburg, during Harvest. Alway a show and always fun to see as larger and larger equipment navigates the tricky turns through town....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 30, 2020

Springtime in Waitsburg

Springtime in Waitsburg is official when there is a sighting of the miniature horse and cart making its way to the grocery for treats....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 23, 2020

Waitsburg Photo Challenge

Participate in our photo challenge!...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    December 12, 2019

'Tis the season to watch baking shows!

Every holiday season I imagine showing up to a party bringing an incredible dessert. Historically I am asked to bring wine or extra chairs to potlucks as my baking skills are notoriously weak. This ye...

 

Times Publisher reflects with gratitude

This has been one of the most challenging and rewarding years of my life. Since deciding to purchase the Waitsburg Times my main objective was to ensure the continuation of publication which began in... Full story

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 12, 2019

After the Derby

A view of the Columbia County Fair's derby champs....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 15, 2019

Yesterday: A romantic comedy in a world without The Beatles

Yesterday is such a charming movie with an (almost) all-Beatles soundtrack that is hard to be too tough on it. So as long as you aren’t a stickler for logic, it is fun ride with an interesting...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 15, 2019

Oil painting and a safe studio

Artists have always found a way to make beautiful art out of the most toxic materials. Traditionally, oil paint not only used toxic pigment like cadmiums and colbalt, it was also common to use...

 

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