Day: May 11, 2016

Digital Estonia Sets High Tech Bar for Development

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—When I first visited Estonia over twenty years ago, the Baltic country had recently regained its independence from the Soviet Union. Tallinn, the capital and an old Hanseatic trading city, offered an intriguing mix of medieval architecture and shoddy Soviet style construction. Situated on the Gulf

The Crying Indian

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer In six months voters might decide to “Make America Great Again.” I won’t predict how that will turn out, though I suspect we would be no worse off than after eight years of “Hope and Change.” I certainly prefer the “great again” slogan to that of the other

Sports Political Correctness

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist  Some high schools allow seniors to submit yearbook photos that include props—including sports props. A baseball player may hold a bat, or a golfer a golf club. In Jordyn Bihon’s case, it involved holding a bow. No arrow. Just a bow, as Jordyn’s passion was archery, which happens to

No Fun Anymore

It really isn’t all that much fun running for governor this time. In years past, it was only me representing the Flatlander ticket. This year, as you may have read in a previous column, I now have competition. I won’t even mention his name here since that would just give him free publicity and save