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Don Chapman
Column // MidWeek Readers’ Ghost Stories
Following a recent MidWeek Poll that asked people if they had ever seen a ghost, letter writer Elizabeth Tam responded in shock that each of...

Don Chapman
Column // Idiot Drivers, Idiot Walkers: Bad Mix
A middle-age guy exits a store into the parking lot, studying his sales receipt, and walks directly into my path. I have to slam on...

Don Chapman
Column // Remembering A Boyhood Hero
I was saddened to hear belatedly of the passing of Joe Francis while I was in Japan last month. He was my first boyhood sports...

Don Chapman
Column // Of Bows, Brews, Baseball, Balloons
KYOTO – The Land of the Rising Sun is also The Land of Many Bows. So I was reminded on a recent trip to Japan,...

Don Chapman
Column // It Was ‘A Real Nice Ceremony’
He didn’t actually say “Golleeee!” but his soft Alabama drawl had a definite Gomer-esque tone last Thursday when Jim Nabors exclaimed over the phone: “This...

Don Chapman
Column // A Three-dot Tribute To Eddie Sherman
On the day Dave Donnelly died in January 2004, I returned home from a dinner to find this phone message from a friend: “Don, I...

Don Chapman
Column // Lack Of Support Imperils Pro Bowl
When I left the seminary, lo those many years ago, and removed the white collar, I took a vow to give up preaching as well....

Don Chapman
Column // A Love Story Amid Social Changes
The story of Wally Yonamine – one of seven local players being honored at the Pro Bowl (see Page 32 or click here) – cannot...

Don Chapman
Column // The Tipping Point On Gun Reform
I enjoy shooting guns. A lot. And I feel fortunate to have grown up around guns – and hunters – in my family and in...

Don Chapman
Column // What The Mayans Really Meant
(Note: I do not anticipate this being my final MidWeek column. Then again, just in case … thanks, it’s been great.) I am no expert...

Don Chapman
Column // The Colorful Times Of A Reporter
Having edited Bob Jones’ column for 18 years, and having just completed his book Reporter, I wish he would have run the galleys past me...

Don Chapman
Column // Where Everything Is Just Ducky
It wasn’t my idea – really, it wasn’t – to put Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota on last week’s MidWeek cover. I don’t have enough brass...

Don Chapman
Column // Things Are Just Ducky
It wasn’t my idea – really, it wasn’t – to put Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, a local boy, on the MidWeek cover. I don’t have...

Don Chapman
Column // How We Come To Our Opinions
When was the last time you heard something that made you change your mind on a particular topic? Maybe it was after coming across a...

Don Chapman
Column // A Thankful Father Of The Bride
I considered writing about my daughter Dawn’s July 28 marriage to Kalei Luat. I’d written about other moments as she and her brother grew up,...

Don Chapman
Column // Non-incumbent Guide Is A First
Politics is the one area of life where Americans in general, and the people of Hawaii in particular, tend not to cheer for the underdog,...

Don Chapman
Column // The Allure Of Antiquities In Japan
This is the second in a two-part series on my recent visit to Japan, the second in 15 months. I like old stuff, which is...

Don Chapman
Column // Courage Of Convictions; p4c News
A behind-the-scenes note to MidWeek readers: As a political independent (lower-case i), every week I edit and publish columns with which I disagree, on both...

Don Chapman
Column // Delight And Discovery In Japan
A few notes from nine fabulous days in Japan. Which is semi-redundant, because after two trips to the Land of the Rising Sun in the...

Don Chapman
Column // Clearing Out The Lama Notebook
There wasn’t enough space in our Dalai Lama cover story to include every nugget in my notebook, and then I dashed off to Japan for...


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