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Huckleberries Online

What would it take to make 2016 your best year?

Turn away from a life of crime? Break up with someone who was dragging you down? Make a pivotal decision about moving to a different city or taking a new job that you will one day look back on as a key step in achieving fulfillment?

Or perhaps something else, something more subtle.

For Robert Carriker, retired professor of history at Gonzaga University, 2015 holds first place in his “best year ever” ranking.

It has been a year that saw his 11 grandchildren take purposeful steps in their life journeys. He’s proud of them.

“So 2016 would have to be something really special to dislodge it.”

Wayne Sanders, a sales manager at a local manufacturing concern, ruled out one consideration. “It would be easy to say win a huge Powerball jackpot, never have to worry financially, et cetera.” Read more. Paul Turner, SR


Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.