Joe Hotchkiss


Hotchkiss: Two years after disaster, Fukushima residents thriving,...

My friend Ryan McDonald might be one of the most conspicuous people in Japan.

In a country where the average height is supposedly 5-foot-7,... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: How a strawberry Pop-Tart can teach the lost art of...

In the Hotchkiss household, never let it be said that Dad doesn’t at least try to make learning fun. Recently I gathered my children,... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: Airport insecurity: Why is the TSA growing more...

I don’t know, either.

I don’t know why on Earth security officers with the Transportation Security Administration would want to – would ... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: In the depths of disgust, it's hard to get lower...

As someone who toils away in the opinion business and is supposed to get outraged for a living, I don’t have much of a hot temper.

But there... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: Come on -- it won't kill you to give up just one...

Bread. That’s what I’m giving up for Lent.

So from now until Easter, no pizza. No epic sandwiches. No perfectly poached eggs on toast.... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: Canada pitches pennies -- could the United States be...

When was the last time you got excited about finding a penny?

Probably when you were about the same age as my 8-year-old daughter. While she... Read more

Joe Hotchkiss: Are you there, God? It's me, the left tackle. Can...

God knows there’s going to be a lot of people watching the Super Bowl tonight.

He’s just not going to help your team win.

Hand to... Read more

Hotchkiss: Rise of the machines: Does automation risk going too far?

I can’t remember exactly when it was.

Was it last week when I was at the drive-through ATM?

Was it while I was punching buttons... Read more

Hotchkiss: Beating the cat: Can your pet succeed in the stock market?

It’s been going on for months at our house – a vague discussion among family members on whether we should acquire a cat.

I have decided. We’... Read more

Hotchkiss: Outraged? Disaffected? Believe me, there's a petition...

Used to be, the main drawback of launching a nationwide protest was that you just couldn’t manage to fit it into your daily schedule.

Sure,... Read more