No exceptions to absolutes

Commentary by Terry Anker Sometimes, we have spring in February and winter in March. We humans tend to be a temporally methodical lot. We have rightly come to expect that morning follows the night...

Relax, hyperactivity is a good thing

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie In order to reach a daily 10,000-step goal, my wife continually checks her Fitbit. The other day she was shaking her arms wildly back and forth while watching TV. “What...

Reusable Coffin in Melk Abbey (Photo by Don Knebel)

Melk Abbey and its reusable coffin

Commentary by Don Knebel An historic abbey in Melk, Austria is one of the most impressive buildings in the nation. It is also known for an invention that was never used. In 1089 A.D,...

A decade of this, that … and everything!

I’ve been writing for Current for 10 years, and though I’m not allowed to rerun past columns, I want to give you a taste of all the wondrous stories I’ve told. When I first...