Point of No Return

Collins showed courage in his big decision

When news leaked earlier this week that NBA player Jason Collins had “come out of the closet” in a Sports Illustrated article, talking heads across these fruited plains nearly exploded.

Ocean View council gets a new face on board

The Ocean View Town Council held its reorganizational meeting on Tuesday night, and swore in Geoff Christ and Bill Olsen as councilmen.

Christ will resume his council duties representing District 2 after running unopposed. He was also sworn in as the mayor pro tem of the town.

From winter straight to summer. Is something missing?

Once again, another shoulder season appears to have been skipped.
Who is the guy who voted for that team?

Delle Donne, teammates, lift Delaware to prominence

It hasn’t been an easy couple years on the national stage for the state of Delaware.

Spring brings out the brackets, and the frustration

Ah, spring. This is the season that can tantalize one’s senses more than any other.

Proposed soda ban brought plenty of questions

In the interest of “public health,” a new law was supposed to go into effect in New York City on Tuesday that banned the sale of sugary drinks in containers holding more than 16 ounces. That ban, however, was squashed by New York Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling, when he blocked the restriction, calling it “arbitrary and capricious.”

Reflecting back and standing in awe of our home

We recently had the pleasure of celebrating our ninth anniversary here at the Point.

Valentines and meth -- you only get that here

Though it’s often been stated in this time of outsourcing and buying foreign products that we no longer manufacture anything in this nation, I would argue that’s not necessarily the case.

We're not the only nation facing rough economy

We’ve all done it at one point or another. There’s something you really want to buy, and the price looks too good to pass up at the time, so you quickly check your balance in your bank account to make sure you have the funds to afford it before pulling the metaphorical trigger.

Hang on to your hats. The Ravens are in the dance.

Disclaimer: If you are in any way a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers or New England Patriots, you might want to look away now. This could get ugly for you.

'Food porn' making our nation grow -- and grow

Headline writing is considered an art in this business. There are those who can pen something so crafty or witty that it just begs the reader to read what’s underneath because it captured the mind’s eye so effectively.

Love him or hate him -- or both -- Lewis

Mike Smith. Mike Nolan. Jack Del Rio. Marvin Lewis. Chuck Pagano. Mike Singletary. Rex Ryan.

A new year brings with it new expectations, goals

Remember those old Etch A Sketch toys?

You would use two clumsy dials in an attempt to manipulate aluminum powder in a way that would create a majestic work of art, deftly maneuvering between the knobs to create horizontal or vertical lines before taking that heroic dive into artistic flair by turning both knobs simultaneously to create — gasp! — a diagonal line.

A glance at a year full of tragedies and triumphs

Christmas is now safely in the rearview mirror, and with a shiny new year in the near future, it’s high time we all begin to look ahead to exciting possibilities and a clean slate.

Newtown tragedy makes Christmas feel a bit different

When the year 2000 struck, and people were gearing up their emergency shelters for the impending apocolypse that was “Y2K,” I was the editor of a weekly newspaper in Shelton, Conn., called The Huntington Herald.

'The best way to waste ten minutes of your week'

Being in the business that we are, we find ourselves trying to stay on top of what’s going on in the wild, wonderful world of marketing.

'Tis the season -- to enjoy family, friends and poverty

If you close your eyes and listen very carefully, it is possible to hear nearly-inaudible cries all around you.

It's rough out there, but still reasons to give thanks

As families gather across these fruited plains to rip each other apart for how they choose to live their lives, eat far too much food and fall asleep on the living room floor with a football game in the background before hurrying off to a department store to engage in fisticuffs with strangers covered in gravy and giblets, it’s probably a good idea to actually take a second and offer thanks.

Buckle up, folks. Steelers-Ravens Sunday night

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what sports is all about.
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Close election should wake up both sides a bit

I write this column with the sincere hope that I don’t have to look at Karl Rove or James Carville again for another four years.

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