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Have you ever heard about donating your voice? Yes, you can actually donate your voice to a project which uses real voices to create specific, personalized voices for people who cannot speak, or who have speech impediments. The group doing this has...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    November 23, 2017 

Holiday season brings a welcome surprise

Normally, holidays are a busy time around our place. She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad gets into the holiday spirit every year about the end of April and begins planning this and that. Like most men, I simply nod my head in agreement when she tells me...

 

Pastor's Corner

As Christians we are sometimes challenged in how we describe God. How does a finite being, particularly imperfect as we are, describe an infinite and perfect God? One of the ways we describe God is to state that God is good. What we mean by this is...

 

The 'Worm' reaches another milestone

If your family is anything like mine, everyone has some kind of nickname. For me, I was raised on the nickname of “Bones,” mainly because I was one of those kids so skinny growing up that you could count the number of bones. Since I have added...

 

Hats off to the folks who did their part

As a youngster growing up in the South, I relished the times when my brother, Danny, my ex-brother-in-law, Bobby Young, or uncles Walter and Rodney would come around and tell everyone of their experiences in the U.S. armed services. Those stories...

 

How can we not smile with the man dancing before the Lord?

I had the opportunity to see a post on Facebook the other day which just tickled me no end. In the midst of a worship service, a well-dressed man was dancing in the aisles. With many a smooth move, he was expressing his joy in the house of the Lord....

 

One fish, two fish and that's an ugly fish

Having been raised for much of their lives in the South, my two sons thought they knew a thing or two about being outdoors. As kids, they spent their share of time fishing for crappie and pulling catfish out of the rivers and streams while camping....

 

Pastor's Corner

As I write this article our town is mourning the loss of one of our librarians, Presence Bissonette. I’ll be honest, I did not even know Presence’s name before this weekend but I know her smile. When we would go into the library to pick up books...

 

We'll be tuned in ... just like old times

Like most people, I have treasured memories of my parents when I was growing up. My mother was, and still is, notorious for wanting to iron my clothes. As a child, I can’t tell you how many times my younger brother and I went to school with shirts...

 

Pastor's Corner

Do you think you have to experience something in order to help someone else who is going thorough it? Say, for example, a divorce. If you’ve never gone through one, can you really help someone who is? There’s an idea out there that only someone...

 

I can live with being second ugliest

I’ve always thought the male ego is a funny thing. Personally, I have a very small ego … mostly because my wife, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad, refuses at almost every turn to let me build myself up. I’m not kidding, SWMNBMM isn’t one of...

 

Pastor's Corner

It has been said before that “Sunday morning is the most segregated time during the week.” In other words, many persons spend that two hours with persons who are just like them -- more or less. They are the same color, from the same social...

 

Sometimes you just have to agree

If there are two things that I have a dislike of, they are discussing politics and squash. They’re both about as fun and rewarding as arguing with your spouse. You’re not going to win either side you take, so, as a general rule, I avoid talking...

 

Letters to the editor

Thanks to all Dear Fellow Sewardites! I wish to offer my sincere thanks to the people of Seward for reelecting me to the City Council for 2 more years!!! I’m humbled and overwhelmed by the numbers. It affirms to me that you have confidence in me,...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    October 5, 2017

Some frames shouldn't be touched

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that absolutely drives my significant other crazy. I like collecting newspapers from far off and odd places. I don’t really want to do anything with them ... just collect them and throw them around the...

 

Closing the gap will take a combined effort

On Oct. 5, I will be holding town hall meetings in Ninilchik (Senior Center, 12-2 p.m.) and Homer (Islands & Ocean, 7-9 p.m.) to meet with you, and to gather constituent input on the state...

 

To kneel, or not to kneel, isn't the issue

Like almost everyone, I grimaced a bit when President Donald Trump jumped into the NFL kneel-gate arena this past weekend while making a stop on a tour supporting an Alabama lawmaker. While I’m...

 

Will there be Civil war in Alaska over the PFD?

As the Legislature reconvenes at the call of Governor Walker, Alaskans must beware. Your Permanent Fund is under attack by those who would spend your money on more government rather than manage the budget and maintain your dividend. Alaska Statute...

 

Tune in to the sound of real performers

As I have been trying to accomplish a life-long dream to learn the play the guitar, I find myself admiring those people who have actual musical talent. Back in the day (which is an old-school way of...

 

Wealth creation, not taxes, is the solution

The rumors are swirling around about yet another special legislative session devoted to a broad-based tax is both troubling and wrong. This whole narrative, concept and belief coming out of Juneau tha...

 

Excuse me, I've have to go practice now

As a general rule, birthdays have never really meant that much to me. Most days I can’t even tell you how old I am because, you know, age is just a number, and because of my huge distaste for anythi...

 

Thankfully, Harvey didn't hit our home

I won’t lie to you, She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad was sitting on pins and needles last week as she stood on the ground and looked up at me. First of all (and probably the biggest of her fears) was seeing me on the roof. To say the least, my...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    August 31, 2017

Jordan begins the next step of his career

As parents, all of us go through some stage of wanting our children to excel in whatever they like to do. Whether it be in sports, band, snowmachine racing or hopscotch. I don’t know if it is about living our lives through the children or not...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    August 24, 2017

Turn the TV off! I can't take much more

Over the last few days, I did something I rarely ever do—I turned on the television. And that, for good or bad, left me wondering about the sanity of the entire planet. And, in no small measure, my own sanity for having turned it on. I have been...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    August 17, 2017

I'm in the 'Payback' stage of parenting

As most of you know, the older we get the more our priorities in life change. Such is the case with She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Made-Mad. Well, with most everyone. Although I’m pretty sure SWMNBMM would argue that I haven’t grown up, and\, because I’m...

 

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