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 →
Tim Woodward’s new columns will alternate with previously published “Woodward Classics” for the duration of the pandemic. The benefits of information technology are incalculable, allowing us to do in seconds what once took hours or days. I’m thankful for it every time I need to look up the meaning of a word or … Continue reading How the ‘Windy City Fixer’ Rescued Me from Blog Hell →
A couple of weeks ago, I decided it wasn’t worth what I was paying for the Mystics Band website with the band not playing during the pandemic so I called the hosting company to cancel it. Until then, I had no idea that the same company also hosted woodwardblog.com. (That part of the company went … Continue reading Subscribers: Here’s why you haven’t been able to log in →
(My current columns and older ones will alternate from now on during the pandemic. This one originally was published in The Idaho Statesman in 2007.) Expect to see me any day now in shorts with legs roomy enough to accommodate a small family. On my feet will be shoes Bozo the Clown would … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Normal Clothes? →
(My current columns and older ones will alternate from now on during the pandemic.) One of the most unforgettable musicians I’ve ever known has played his final note. A friend for many years, Russ Martin died at 67 of ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was one of the most vital, most alive people you … Continue reading Guitarist Russ Martin – 1953-2020 →
(My current columns and older ones will alternate from now on during the pandemic. The “Woodward Classics” originally were published in The Idaho Statesman. Many are humor columns. In times like these, we need humor.) I’m writing this in the Spokane airport. I don’t ever want to see the Spokane airport again. Or any … Continue reading Surprise! You’re in Airport Hell →
If in March someone had said it would be October before I wrote another column, I’d have guessed that I’d been in an accident or suffered one of the worst cases of writer’s block in history. A pandemic never would have occurred to me. It’s good to be writing for you again. … Continue reading What Will Our New Normal Be? →
(My regular column is suspended during the pandemic, but we’re running some old ones I thought readers might enjoy. They originally were published in The Idaho Statesman. Many are humor columns, slightly modified, from the 1980s. In times like these, we need humor.) No one can ever accuse Boise Mayor Dirk Kempthorne of a … Continue reading The Mayor is Going Where? To Sell What? →
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