Chris Hutchins

A big thanks to all coaches

Over the past four or five years I have been privileged to witness the rapid development of my teenage son.
Published: 02/06/16

The referee makes a good call

I never dreamed I would enjoy watching high school basketball as much as I do. (If you guessed I have a child who plays the sport, you are correct.) There are very few sporting events that I like to watch on television, but there is something about s...
Published: 01/23/16
Updated: 02/05/16

Fishing stories that bring a smile

Writing for the local paper is one of my favorite activities, and each week it’s more of a challenge to choose what not to write about than what to write about.
Updated one month ago

Happy Boxing Day

I have been blessed with many wonderful Christmas days. As a child I was fairly well spoiled and as a father and husband I have been lucky enough to have many great years with my wife and children.
Updated: 2 months ago

Coping, complacency and consideration

Human beings are amazing. We are living all-terrain vehicles with integrated supercomputer intelligence and state-of-the-art visual, audio and tactile sensory equipment.
Updated: 2 months ago

A black Turkey Day

Thanksgiving 2015 has come and gone...It’s now Turkey sandwich time: A few days of delicious leftovers to slap between pieces of bread, my favorite time of the year.
Updated: 2 months ago

Garbage in, garbage out

In my youth, I was a borderline nerd. I played sports and always had a tan, and I would never be caught dead with a pocket protector or high waters matched up with loafers or anything but I was a nerd.
Updated: 3 months ago

Teens responsible for ‘chemical’ assault

My teenage son was getting ready to go to the Human Society’s Terror Trail with his buddy. It was a big deal since this would be the first year they would enjoy being dropped off without a parental escort. They were excited. I could hear them ...
Updated: 3 months ago

School lockdown is no fun for parents

I could see anguish on her face as my wife exited the vehicle and hurried to my office. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew something was wrong. She was either very upset about something, in a lot of pain, or had just smelled something awful...
Updated: 4 months ago

Baking moments into memories

None of us gets an entire life. There is no such thing. You hear people say, “They lived their whole life in Florida.” Or, “They spent a lifetime together.” The fact is, that’s not actually true, ever. No one ever g...
Updated: 4 months ago