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SOME OLD WAYS …

June 7, 2021   By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@yahoo.com Envelopes — legal sized or not — may be an anachronism in the digital world, in this morphing time of Tweets, Facebook posts and cell phone text shorthand, but using them can prompt memories that probably will not happen if you hit the smartphone […]

IF THEY COULD SPEAK …

  By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@hotmail.com No Memorial Day, USA or elsewhere, is without heartfelt words and tribute, parades, wreaths, re-mourning. What is missing are the voices of the fallen. Would that we could hear them. What would they say? “Mom, I was as scared as you, but I could not show that with […]

‘SANCTUARY’

gunther photo May 17, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@hotmail.com In the virus time many have found the slower pace and solitude that eluded them in the ordinary hustle-bustle of making a living, holding things together, joining the masses on the ever-more-crowded commuter highway. Not exactly lemmings to the sea, but a march […]

A NEWSPAPERMAN

May 10, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@yahoo.com      Royal Clinton Taplin or RCT, as this longtime newspaperman was either admiringly or derisively called by reader, public official and wrong-doer, has hit the last keys on -30-, the traditional end for a story, joining the irreverent ones in whatever heaven, hell or […]

‘ART EVERYWHERE’

May 3, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@yahoo.com         When you go to an art museum, the standard pose of course has you pondering in front of a particular work, perhaps stepping back, putting one hand under chin, tilting head, moving forward, all in a studious attempt to “get” the […]

HOPE

The Königsee in Bavaria was crystal clear when I took this photograph, free of many of the ravages of climate change, fed by the waters of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps, as nature intended. May the rest of the earth have that good fortune as well. The Germans are quite strict on protecting natural waterways. […]

THE CORNER SPIN

April 19, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@hotmail.com The half pirouette that the young woman made as she stood on a street corner mimicked a movement many of us have performed, waiting for a school bus, another ride, a friend. It is akin to looking at our watch, staring at our shoes, whistling in […]

THE YELLOW SLICKER

April,12, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@yahoo.com      There are memory moments for every grade in life, whether that is literally first grade, or making the grade or existing on any level for a particular time. The moments become part of language unique to the individual, and you can go back and […]

A THEME UNIVERSAL

  April 5, 2021 By Arthur H. Gunther III thecolumnrule.com ahgunther@hotmail.com       He shuffles in his twilight, this once robust newspaper compositor who could knock someone out with one punch, dance for hours at a ballroom and bellow obscenities in very bad temper, all with a charm that oddly attracted. He could also […]