Homer’s Best Bets

It’s kinda hard to get silly and sarcastic when the week starts with a bombing in Boston that kills three people and maims many. Sure,… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

In yet another sign of spring — the Betster has a long list, by the way — Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Masters… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

The other day while toiling away in the word mines, the Betster experienced something unknown since last summer. I got hot. No, we’re not talking… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

When you woke up the other day, did you feel a little bit older? If so, that’s because you are older — a lot, lot… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Holy Feng Shui, Betsteroids! Did you know March has five Fridays in it? This is supposed to be really rare and is called “money bags,”… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

For the past few days the Betster has been chasing owls and comets. The Betster has been on a mission to find that great gray… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Have you noticed this month how every date in March falls on the same day of the week as in February? Feb. 1? A Friday.… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

The big hot tech news this week had something to do with a thing called Google Glass. At first the Betster thought that was Google… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Notice the red color on this page? The words “love” and “Valentine’s Day”? Consider this fair warning that today might be a day those romantically… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Yo, Betsteroids, note the date on this issue. That’s right, it’s Feb. 7, a week out from National Strike Fear Into Men’s Hearts Day, more… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Worried that Homer had settled into a nice, calm stable weather pattern? Did you fear that our reputation as the banana belt of Alaska had… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Over the past few weeks, Facebook has been mixing up its status questions. One week it was “How are you feeling?” and lately it’s been… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

You know how in the police blotter sometimes cops pull over motorists because they crossed the center line? Or, sometimes alert citizens call in a… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Yours truly does not like to be the town scold, always grumping about something  that really doesn’t matter. After last week’s snow, you may have… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Starting at midnight today, there are 521,280 minutes left in the year. You already blew the first 1,440 minutes on New Year’s Day, possibly by… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Oops. Santa Claus seems to have messed up the Betster’s Christmas wish list.  “A new snow shovel,” the Betster asked for. And what did Santa… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

How can you find joy in a season when in a small New England town 26 families bury their loved ones? How do you find… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

If you’re reading this on Thursday morning or anytime after Dec. 13, well, whew, the world didn’t end. Or maybe it’s the beginning of the… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

With only 19 shopping days left until Christmas, now is when seasoned shoppers get frantic. We Alaskans know you can't put off mailing packages to… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Recently an alert citizen called the paper saying a friend overheard some government types at a café talking about a secret project to change the… Continue reading

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