Even if they’ve been living under a rock, in a cave or a fallout shelter, everyone knows that 2020 has been a rough year.

If you’ve followed my column, you may have heard me mention the HBO program “Hard Knocks” a time or two.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said during his 1933 inaugural address.

A recent headline on the website Drudgereport.com quotes a study purporting that 41 percent of Americans have adopted a minimalist lifestyle.

The Union R-XI School District and the city of Union have both opened taxpayer-funded headquarter buildings in the past year. Now it’s time to let more taxpayers see what goes on inside.

Since things started reopening, I’ve written about museums and other attractions that I’ve been fortunate enough to visit.

Major League Baseball returned Friday and while it feels a little weird, it also feels right.

In recent months, nothing has filled me with the fear of catching the coronavirus quite like going into Walmart.

The voice. That was what got my heart racing unexpectedly several years ago, my only encounter with the Hon. John Lewis.

After five months of living in Missouri, I recently decided it was, finally, time to get off the couch for a minute and check out some of the area’s walking trails.

It wasn’t quite “Panda Watch” from “Anchorman,” but the long trek of Bruno the Bear has reached its end.

Having moved to Missouri right before most attractions were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, I built up a list in my mind of places in the Midwest I wanted to visit as soon as they safely reopened.

Regular readers may remember last month that I wrote about “The Last Dance,” an ESPN docuseries focusing on the 1998 Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan.

Over Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I paid our first visit to see my family in Texas since moving to Missouri and the pandemic started.

Slowly, we’re starting to get back into a normal routine once again.

Like the vast majority of fans with teams in the National League, I am not in favor of universal incorporation of the designated hitter in Major League Baseball.

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all …

The biggest television smash hit of the last few weeks, at least in the sports world, has been ESPN’s “The Last Dance.”

If there’s one great thing about Farmington seeming to be the forever host of the Class 3 District 1 boys wrestling tournament, it’s the location.

For football fans, this is the week that normally marks the start of the gridiron doldrums until the draft in April and then the start of training camps in August.

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