Blow the whistle: Parents should not take their childrens’ sporting events too seriously
Mike Russell | April 25, 2016 5:54 pm
Dear parents who get a little too heated at their children’s weekend sporting events: these events are for fun, don’t take them too seriously. After all, they’re just kids.
I took my own advice and let Prince parent my kids for a night
Mike Russell | April 22, 2016 3:20 pm
My kids were confused who Prince was after they heard he died. Rather than tell them, I took my own advice, downloaded his music and let Prince parent.
Can any of today’s artists possibly compare to the legend that was Prince?
Mike Russell | April 21, 2016 4:26 pm
The death of Prince got me thinking: Are there any living music legends left in the world that can compare with the star?
Amazon squaring off with Google in Arizona is nothing but good news for us
Mike Russell | April 20, 2016 4:12 pm
A competition between two Internet giants — Amazon and Google — in Arizona means nothing but good things for the state’s consumers.
Sport Chalet closing is another wake-up call for old-fashioned businesses
Mike Russell | April 18, 2016 4:21 pm
On Monday, yet another wake-up call was issued to brick-and-mortar retailers: If you don’t get with the times, you’ll close. Just like Sport Chalet.
I taught my kids about life using the Arizona Cardinals’ 2016 schedule
Mike Russell | April 15, 2016 2:14 pm
My kids were bummed the Arizona Cardinals would play some of the NFL’s best, but I turned it into a teaching moment about how champions act.
Why releasing the man accused of opening fire at NAU isn’t a big deal
Mike Russell | April 13, 2016 3:41 pm
A judge has decided to release a man accused of opening fire at NAU, though he claims it was in self-defense. This really isn’t a big deal.
Calm down: No one’s rights were violated in Arizona’s presidential preference election
Mike Russell | April 12, 2016 2:09 pm
People are mad and lawsuits have been filed, but remember this: No one’s rights were violated in the Arizona presidential preference election.
Anger over Arizona Cardinals’ coach Bruce Arians’ ‘moms’ comment is misdirected
Mike Russell | April 11, 2016 6:35 pm
As a parent, I understand the anger that mothers have over Bruce Arians’ comment saying that moms are keeping their kids from playing football, but I believe the comment was misunderstood.
I can’t believe I’m saying this: I agree with Bernie Sanders
Mike Russell | April 6, 2016 4:01 pm
I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but I agree with Bernie Sanders. But it’s only on one topic, so spare me the emails.
My house is a ‘no-go’ for playdates and I couldn’t be happier
Mike Russell | April 4, 2016 4:36 pm
I just found out my home is a “no-go” for playdates — basically arranged times for kids to play — and I could not be happier to get the news.
April Fools’ Day proves gullible people should not take the Internet too seriously
Mike Russell | April 1, 2016 5:00 pm
Congratulations! It looks like you survived another April Fools’ Day. Pat yourself on the back, because that means you’re not one of the easily-gullible people who make this day so fun.
Let’s be honest: Political parties are picking the nominees, not the voters
Mike Russell | March 31, 2016 2:37 pm
Voters can do what they want, but if we’re honest with ourselves, the political parties will pick their own nominees and there’s nothing we can do about it.
Battle of feds vs. Apple over San Bernardino iPhone came down to civil liberties
Mike Russell | March 30, 2016 3:38 pm
The key takeaway from the story of Apple versus the FBI is simple: It’s that we have civil liberties. We have a right to privacy.