On Unwritten Rules, in Baseball and Life

August 21st, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
Life is full of unwritten rules. Baseball has a bunch of them. I’m writing some of them down. One of them is, in sports, politics and life, don’t be a sore loser.

The Perils of Covering Chaos 24/7

August 15th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
Even veteran journalists can find it mind-numbing to report on chaos every day. Witness Maureen Dowd and David Brooks of The New York Times recently. Maybe take a short break, folks.

Hamill, Voices, Opinions, Dogs, August

August 8th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
The voices in my newspapers are all gone. What remains is the conviction that a writer must remain true to his or her self first. Trust your voice. Trust your opinion. It seems I am in search of some new voices to read.

The GOP is Now a Party of Yohos

July 28th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
As a fish rots from the head down, so has the GOP. Their leader is a bully, a liar and a misogynist and they know it. Rather than rise up in moral indignation, they have chosen for nearly four years to emulate or remain silent.

America’s Getting a History Lesson

July 18th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
Major change sometimes requires major pain. America may be experiencing that in coming to terms with its true history. The universe demands harmony. And Donald Trump Is helping us find it.

Good News, from Back to Front Page

July 2nd, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
They’re starting to play baseball this month. Also, there has been a dramatic shift in the way Americans view the use of force by police. This is good news, for the front page as well as the back page.

The Week Everything Went Right

June 24th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
The week was a showcase for the now-familiar traits that define Trump — arrogance, laziness, pride, litigiousness, ignorance and callous disregard for anyone other than himself.

Generosity and a Turbulent Awakening

June 16th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
There’s a lot of pain and anger in the world right now. Also, an appalling lack,of responsible leadership by those elected to,provide it. So we are left to our own devices. Generosity. Sharing. Compassion. Small gestures. All we need do is notice.

Predictably Pre-conditioned Police

June 9th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
In the film, “Minority Report,” pre-cogs predict future crimes for police. In real life, pre-conditioning does much the same for crimes by police. Time may have finally caught up to the latter.

Why Vote for Biden? Simple: Trump

May 24th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
In my opinion, there is no reason this year to quibble over issues. The only compelling issue in this presidential election is to remove from office the man who has made a mockery of everything Americans used to like to brag this country stands for. Donald Trump.