There was nothing simple about Pinto Bennett. Bennett, who died June 29th of a heart attack at 73, was a paradox. A country singer who cited Elvis, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles as influences. A onetime party animal who got religion and talked to God while living a solitary life in a sheep … Continue reading Pinto Bennett, Icon -1948-2021 →
Tim’s new columns are alternating with previously published “Woodward Classics” during the pandemic. This one originally appeared in The Idaho Statesman in 2010, following the death of actress Lynn Redgrave. Occasionally, not often because there aren’t a lot of them in Idaho, readers ask me what it’s like to interview famous people. The … Continue reading My $250-a-plate Dinner with Morley, and a “regular gal” →
The last time I saw Dr. Geoff Williams, in 2006, his foundation to help children with facial deformities was in its infancy. It was’t quite a one-man operation, but it wasn’t far from it. Fast forward 15 years. Today, Williams’s International Children’s Surgical Foundation has medical workers from South America to Southeast … Continue reading Boise doctor delivers smiles, transforms children’s lives →
Dear Blog Readers: Sorry this is a few days late. I’ve been out of town and returned to a computer glitch. (Thanks to Zack Sheppard for getting me back online!) My mother has been gone nearly nine years and a day seldom passes that I don’t think of her in one context or another. … Continue reading Glimpses of My Mother’s Life →
Working in the yard at this time of year never fails to lift my spirits. Spring, after all, is a time for new hope, new beginnings. Regardless of what’s happening in the rest of the world, preparing for summer in our little corners of the world makes us feel better about life. The … Continue reading Don’t Make a Stupid Mistake; Get the Covid Vaccination →
My new columns will alternate with previously published columns for the duration of the pandemic. This one originally was published in The Idaho Statesman following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The nuclear accident at Chernobyl has highlighted a startling fact about Idahoans. The startling fact is that Idahoans have a remarkable sixth sense for … Continue reading No Matter Where Disaster Strikes, an Idahoan is Sure to be There →
With the days getting longer and warmer, it’s time to put away the winter clothes, get out the beachwear and start working on a summer tan, right? Or … maybe it’s time to rethink that. The winter just ended gave me a different perspective on the desirability of getting a “healthy” looking … Continue reading Rethinking That Summer Tan →
Tim Woodward’s new columns will alternate with Woodward Classics for the duration of the pandemic. This one originally appeared in The Idaho Statesman and in his first book, “Shirttail Journalist.” The Corral Store floats on a sea of land. For as far as you can see, there is only the Camas Prairie and the … Continue reading Double Life: The Camas Prairie Captain →
Suggested headline: ‘The kindest man I’ve ever known’ The first time I saw Terry Shibata, he was smiling happily while flagrantly violating a no-parking zone at the ferry dock in Seattle. He was impossible to miss, wildly waving his hands at us while my wife, one of our daughters and I disembarked. It … Continue reading ‘The Kindest Man I’ve Ever Known’ →
Tim Woodward’s new columns will alternate with previously published “Woodward Classics” for the duration of the pandemic. This one, slightly revised here, originally was published in The Idaho Statesman in 2017. How many times had I passed the building, once so dear, without stopping? The old brick building has graced the corner of … Continue reading Ballroom Ghosts in the old Fiesta →
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