T. R. Kerth, Northwest Herald

T. R. Kerth

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Past articles by T.:

Kerth: All roads lead to Rome – or something like that

Like most Americans, whenever I feel a bit anxious and lost, I trust my faith in a higher power: my car’s navigational system. She always seems to get me back on track. → Read More

Kerth: Searching for footprints from past that last forever

A couple of months ago, while a friend and I drove through western Illinois, I realized that we only were a short drive from Macomb, where I had gone to college at Western Illinois University in the late 1960s. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Farewell to Planet Kerth as it sails off into the void

Now I know how Pluto felt. You remember Pluto, don’t you? That planet was discovered in 1930, and it circled happily along with all the other planets. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: The bro-moment that shows how to be a real man

I had a real “bro-moment” the other day, the kind of thing that happens when two guys meet. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Thank you turtles, beetles and crows (oh my!)

Several weeks ago in this space, I suggested that we should all say “Thank you for your service” to teacherse. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Seeing the ‘season’ through a single, perfect leaf

“Ugh,” you sigh, as you sit behind that Lexus with the Ohio plates, or stand behind that elderly couple at Publix. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: ‘There once was a Luddite from Limerick

Go ahead, call me a Luddite. It’s not true. Or… well… it’s not completely true. Not anymore. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Just one more priceless piece of junk

“Hand-made guitar, Italian. A hundred years old. Thirty bucks,” he said. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Finding peace in bed with an old enemy

The war is over! It’s been 12 long years, but now at last we can put the carnage behind us. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Getting jolted by a lightning bolt (or two)

You would think that almost being struck by lightning in the morning would be the most exciting part of your day, wouldn’t you? → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: The lingering memory of the girl on the dock

It’s been a few weeks now, but I still can’t get that little girl on the dock out of my mind. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: In praise of free-range animal crackers

I was happy when I read that animal crackers were changing their packaging in a significant way. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: The Craftsman ’hammerhawk’ lesson that will outlive Sears

But then one day I broke Dad’s hammer, and I couldn’t find a way to “let someone else break it.” → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: 'Thanks for your service' – Another view

Like me, Dave taught high school for 35 years before retiring, so he has earned every right to speak on issues concerning teachers. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Tracing the ‘enemy of the people’ to its true source

Just today, I heard a CNN journalist compare America’s current president to Hitler and Stalin. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Alexa, can you hear me now? Alexa

I don’t have an Alexa living in my house, but I know several people who do, and whenever I visit them I always come away feeling a bit uncomfortable. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Another chance to say ‘Thank you for your service’

I don’t write this as some cynical joke meant to diminish the thanks we should all give to our military personnel as often as we can. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Mornings on the bike, searching for the end of the road

I’ve been riding my bicycle a lot lately. It’s not as if I’m in training or anything. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: Tap dancing through the American medi-go-round

She stared at me. “Blood pressure meds? Cholesterol?” She was just trying to be helpful, because geezers my age can forget. → Read More

The View From Planet Kerth: The gathering in Gail’s garden

Lately, the lilies have taken the stage in Gail’s spectacular garden. → Read More