August 2, 2015

Revolution with the turn of a digital page

Corbin H. Crable
It was a day I had been dreading for a long time – the day I betrayed my beloved books.
Roughly three weeks ago, I gave in to the so-called “cult of Apple” and bought an …

Newspaper staff members earn awards of excellence

Two Gardner News writers will be recognized in the 2011 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence competition for stories they wrote in 2010.

Reporter Corbin H. Crable received a first place finish in the “Series” category for three articles about …

OPINION: Carter book reminds of similarities to Obama

Corbin H. Crable

I have something to admit to you: I’m probably going to buy Jimmy Carter’s new book.

Not because I am a fan of the man widely panned as the worst president in the history of our …

OPINION: Massive traffic jam highlights challenges of overpopulation

Corbin H. Crable

And you thought I-35 during rush hour was bad.

Chinese media – with the government’s unnecessary blessing, of course – released images of a massive traffic jam on a highway in Beijing earlier this week. Motorists’ …

OPINION: Roommate sparks war over junk food

Corbin H. Crable

I never realized how much I enjoyed living alone until I began living with another person – especially when it comes to what goes on in the kitchen. Or, in my case, what doesn’t go on …

OPINION: Saying goodbye to a car a difficult process

Corbin H. Crable

I knew it was going to happen eventually.

Last weekend I walked out to my car after finishing a shift at one of my three jobs. Wanting to escape the sweltering heat – it felt like …

OPINION: U.S. among countries yet to deliver Haiti aid

Corbin H. Crable

A story on CNN’s website this week updated its readers on those countries that have made good on their promise to deliver relief funds to earthquake-ravaged Haiti – and the news isn’t good for the U.S.…

Opinion Column: Total preparation has no place at DMV

Corbin H. Crable

The old saying that, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes” is correct but still incomplete.

I’d add “the pain of dealing with the Department of Motor Vehicles” to that short list.

Last week I decided …

Opinion column: Twi-hards one example of pop culture phenomena

Corbin H. Crable

I wasn’t looking forward to this week.

The third installment of ‘Twilight’ opened, and with the movie a barrage of squealing 12-year-old girls and giggling soccer moms descended on the movie theater at which I work.…