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Eric Johnson

The Wide Angle: Welcoming a cosmic visitor

It’s hard not feeling a little bit existential about life after looking at Comet NEOWISE. It’s a special event, not unlike being able to spell ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: Reliving the life of a sports reporter

It’s been a long time since I’ve actually covered a baseball game. That changed this past Monday and Thursday night when I covered an Austin ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: It’s OK everybody, the raspberries are blooming

I was beginning to have a moment of crisis the other day. The raspberries were late. One of the neatest things about owning our house ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: A classroom setting needed for running a country

A lot could be said about our politicians in Washington. What that text could look like is anybody’s guess, but even if we’re having a ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: Clearly a man of extreme moderation

Last week COVID-19 (quickly becoming the “dog ate my homework” of 2020) forced us to alter our vacation. Gone was the opportunity of waking up ... Read more

5 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: A different age of education

For a while now, I have been positing a philosophical question to those that are in education. It usually comes on the heels of a ... Read more

5 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: The art of overthinking and a garden

Because of conflicts related to the COVID-19 … wait, I’m sorry. It’s just muscle reflex at this point to state that something or other has ... Read more

5 months ago by Eric Johnson.

Removing myself from the Faceworld

This past year, such as it is (a giant raging garbage fire if I’m to be delicate), I’ve had to make some changes in my ... Read more

6 months ago by Eric Johnson.

That grey mass … or getting back to cooking my own meals

Initially, when the world seemed to cave in upon itself thanks to COVID-19, I did as much as I could to make use of eating ... Read more

6 months ago by Eric Johnson.

Thoughts at 2:45 a.m. and why Buster doesn’t answer

Wednesday night, I couldn’t sleep. Buster could and he mocked me by laying down next to me on the couch and going to sleep. He’s ... Read more

6 months ago by Eric Johnson.

Dancing over the low bar of current normal

If COVID-19 has done anything else other than severely cramp our activities, it’s lowered the bar of expectation. I’m no longer surprised by those things ... Read more

7 months ago by Eric Johnson.

Stir crazy … not to be confused with stir fry

It’s a pretty lonely place at the Herald these days. Like so many other businesses, we are trying to work as much from home as ... Read more

7 months ago by Eric Johnson.

Stubbed toes and viruses

So, Friday morning got off to the bang-up start that only a stubbed toe can provide. Walking casually from the living room to the bedroom, ... Read more

7 months ago by Eric Johnson.

A person’s path is often dictated by those in their life

In 1994, aside from being much younger and better looking (not that that’s much of a milestone), I was a college student without direction. Not ... Read more

8 months ago by Eric Johnson.

Domeward bound: the story of a 13-year-old at the World Series

As we deal with the continuing effects of COVID-19 (really getting tired of typing that phrase), many of us have to come to a horrible ... Read more

8 months ago by Eric Johnson.

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