Steve Cameron, A Brand New Day

Crime, punishment and paydays

May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s Chat Day, where we talk about everything and nothing.Notes and quotes, a little of this and a little of that.Normally this one is a lot of fun, but I’m a little upset as we start today’s conversation.You probably saw Matthew Gwin’s sto...

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Calvin is cool, but come on now!

May 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Snoopy sez ...Pick your top cartoon idol and email that choice to Steve Cameron: scameron@cdapress.com.Perhaps we didn’t explain the guidelines properly.Or else nobody watches TV.I have trouble believing that second option, so maybe my expl...

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OK, kids: It’s time for cartoons

May 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

We promised.And as the always excitable Joe Cool might say: “Mmmmmm …”Yes, it’s back to the business of having good ol’ fun with a reader poll — and this time we’re making it really tough.We want to know your favorite cartoon character.You ...

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Do you feel a poll coming on?

May 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

This is your column, after all.What I mean is that, well …My plan here has been to chat about various things at least once a week — notes and quotes, you know?But sometimes readers just bury us with questions or comments on a single topic.S...

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Cd’A: Spokane East, you say?

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

Maybe this is simply about where I live.But maybe not.Even before I abandoned apartment life in the center of Coeur d’Alene and moved to a condo by the No. 3 tee box at Twin Lakes Village, it felt like Kootenai County was cutting itself in ...

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Is Jordan ‘cool’ enough to win now?

May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

A year ago, you could do an internet search for Paulette Jordan and find a smattering of references.But now, according to CNN, you can try the same thing and select from a choice of roughly 24,500 items.The numbers changed significantly whe...

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County in lame-duck la la land

May 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

The numbers are strange.The terms are strange.The election cycles are strange.I suppose it’s no surprise, therefore, that most of the plan-examining, check-the-money work produced by the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners is …Strange?No...

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Felled by flu and a serious omission

May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

You’ve had the flu.Notice that wasn’t phrased as a question.Of course you’ve had a miserable case of flu, in some hideous form or other.There are two automatic signs ...One: Everyone seems thrilled when you’re sickeningly bathed in sweat, l...

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Mother’s Day incomplete without Dad, too

May 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

My mother died at my feet.Her ruined heart was somehow still beating, but there was no brain activity.Despite CPR and an ambulance arriving quickly, the woman my sister and I saw later in the hospital was not really Mom.So three days later,...

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Planes, politics and posteriors in Paris

May 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

We promised you a potpourri of items as often as we can squeeze them in, right?Therefore, being a columnist of my word, we’re tossing another one at you this week.The hard part about this sort of thing is that so many tales need more space,...

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