- Ralph Couey
RALPH COUEY | Motorcycle helmet law debate rages anew
All it took was three days of delightful weather, and the motorcycle part of my brain went from dormancy to full throttle.
RALPH COUEY | Reaching for greatness
Our middle daughter, Crystal, is approaching a milestone. In May, she’ll graduate from the University of Colorado-Denver with her teaching degree.
RALPH COUEY | Warm memories awakened on a midwinter’s day
Outside the window, the lake effect snow machine was raging, piling up on the ground. The wind gusted, rattling the shutters and temporarily changing the trajectory of the snow from vertical to horizontal. I turned away from the window and put another log on the fire, trying to ignore the ache of restlessness.
RALPH COUEY | The beauty of hope
It was an eventful week. On Monday, Jan. 10, after about nine months of thoughtful consideration and introspection, I had Lap-Band surgery.
RALPH COUEY | Decades later, King's words still echo
“I have a dream.” Four simple words that define the hope of every human. But they also define the life of a man; a leader; an American hero.
RALPH COUEY | Optimism out of style, still a priceless tool
A few years ago, I came across a stack of old Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines from the 1950s and 1960s. The mere sight of those covers took me back to the days of my youth when both magazines would arrive in the mail every month.
RALPH COUEY | Appreciation for progress
I like to read other columnists. I do this for two reasons:
(1) It makes me a better writer; and (2) they’re fun to read.
One of my favorites is 83-years-young Bernice Couey Bishop, who writes for the Rome, Ga., News-Tribune.
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RALPH COUEY | Steam heat takes some warming up to
I grew up in the Midwest, Missouri specifically. Out there, temperature extremes are much broader than here in the delightfully temperate Laurel Highlands.
RALPH COUEY | In America, voting is more than a right
Americans squawk constantly about how the politically powerful control our lives. And yet, on Election Day, the candidates defer to us.
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