Author Archives: Bob Doran

The Hum ~ 4/19-25 ~ Earth Science

The Hum ~ 4/19-25 ~ Earth Science

I don’t travel much. In fact I hardly ever leave town, but this week I’m flying across the country to visit some friends on the East Coast, which means I’ll miss everything I write about this week — and there’s a lot going on, including a big event in right my neighborhood. As you may

The Hum ~ A Fool’s Errand

This week the Union celebrates fools. While the news section has some sort of ironic “fake” news, here in the “Scene” we’re always full of foolishness and fool’s errands. Face it, for most people, music and art are not considered serious vocations. Fools are there to entertain us, to put on parties and fests of

The Hum ~ 3/8 ~ What’s New?

What’s new? I woke up this morning thinking about that word: new, and the news. This column isn’t generally “news” oriented, focusing instead on things that are supposed to happen in the future. “We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our

The Hum ~ 2/22 ~ Together

The odometer on our dear old Volvo wagon was still going, well past 200,000 miles. It was time for retirement. We settled on a newish Volkswagen SUV called a Tiguan. Curious about the word, which I never heard before, I googled it and learned that it’s made up, a merging of tiger and iguana thought

The Hum ~ 2/8 ~ Facing absurdity

It seems like someone has hijacked every conversation in America, on all social networks, on TV, in talk among friends. On his latest platform, Facebook, newsman Dan Rather uses theatre as a metaphor for current events. “If all the world’s a stage, and Donald Trump is in the role as President, he is playing the

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