Wes Richards

Opinion: Bobby the Repo Man

By / August 20, 2017 / Opinion / No Comments

Bobby was the only guy at the Legion bar with a club soda... no ice, no twist. They take up too much room. He also was the only guy at the Legion bar with one of those mobility scooters where you could crank up the seat as high as a barstool. And it had an oxygen tank with a tube almost long enough to reach his nose with the seat all the way up. But sometimes an end would slip out of either the tank or the nosepiece. Bobby was a sprightly 280 lbs, or so he said. Three ten...Read more

Opinion: The Ins and Outs of Handicapped Parking Tags.

By / July 11, 2017 / Opinion / 2 Comments

Tag, You're In! Long before I qualified for a hangtag, I had a hangup about people who parked in handicapped spaces and didn't display either the tag or a special license plate. To the point that I had little cards printed and left them under the windshield wipers of the offenders. Now that I'm retired and have my own tag, I prowl parking lots, cards at the ready. The worst of the miscreants so far was parked outside a police station. Guess it wasn't a high priority. Or the cops don't patrol their own house because who would dare violate...Read more

Opinion: Don’t Answer the Phone

By / June 24, 2017 / Opinion / No Comments

Don't Answer the Phone. Well, not unless you're pretty sure who's calling. If your getting-around skills are not what they once were, you probably spend more time at home than you used to. And who can resist the ring of a telephone? These days scammers and sales types are proving by the minute that the "do not call" list is fiction. Some telemarketers are just trying to make a living. Some others, not so much. They want you to do something that's good for them but maybe not for you. They play with your head. They play on your fear....Read more

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