Karen Peacock's multilayered collage/painting, "Rites of Spring," can be seen in her current show at the Blanche Ames Gallery, 4880 Elmer Derr…


"Garden Shed" by Elayne Rogge, pastel

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franklin3 commented on Unwinding 'deplorable' issues

Rick is not happy until he gets 70+ responses to his column.

franklin3 commented on Heads in the sand

I asked the mayor about the deteriorating conditions at the entrance to Linear Park. He just stared at me. He didn't even have to add, "Why, is there a problem there?"

franklin3 commented on Why I'm staying a United Methodist

Newsflash. If you are bargaining on the myth of an afterlife, well, if you need to believe you probably should believe.

Once the Democratic contenders stop neutralizing each other, they will come to their senses and realize that they a sure-fire winner, a moderate from the most critical battleground region -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

franklin3 commented on Occupied with 'Occupied'

Excellent series .... thank you, Nancy.

franklin3 commented on Raising Trump's image



As the column writer, I am only responding because I have no idea why you would think I am a Trump supporter?

franklin3 commented on Sense of a woman

Rick, you continue to violate one of the basic rules of columnists, which I learned a long time ago. ... one columnist does not criticize another columnist writing for the same paper. It is just not the place for it. Save it for your own.

I can assure you, Mr. Blumberg, that someone whose four grandparents left Russia around 1905 with basically nothing but the clothes on their backs and then built a life that included more than a dozen children of all ages does NOT hate America.

franklin3 commented on Owning up to American history

Someone earlier suggested that Jews are not en ethnic group, suggesting, I assume, that they are a race. Jews are NOT a race. They are a compendium of several ethnic caucasian groups. I rarely comment on responses to my columns. The comments are your forum, the column itself is mine. But if…

My father was a baker who worked six days a week (nights) and as a result I rarely saw him during the school year. One thing that has hurt respect for blue collar workers is their willingness to being suckered by people like Donald Trump and right-wing radio personalities.

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