The Daily Courier Logo
Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
11:01 PM Tue, Nov. 20th

Peter Funt

Peter Funt is a writer and speaker. His book, “Cautiously Optimistic,” is available at Amazon.com and CandidCamera.com. Contact him at Peter@CandidCamera.com.

Recent Stories

Tease photo

Funt: Give Trump credit when due

Stuck in a hotel room watching CNN the other day, I happened to catch live coverage of Donald Trump’s short speech about the “First Step Act,” concerning criminal justice reforms.

Funt: Onward to 2020

If you thought the midterms were bad - marked by Trump’s frequent falsehoods, cockamamie claims and rampant racism - you ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s 2020 time.

Tease photo

Funt: How many newsletters do you receive?

I read the news today, oh boy. And by “read” I mean skimmed. And by “news” I mean aggregates.

Tease photo

Funt: Arizona mirrors the mid-term divide

The race to pick a new U.S. Senator from Arizona underscores the tenor, tactics and tightness of the 2018 midterm elections.

Tease photo

Funt: Corporate names go from dollars to donuts

It seems that in the age of abbreviated communication, where “r u ok?” passes for a sentence, and KFC is a place that used to be called Kentucky Fried Chicken, the name Dunkin’ Donuts is simply too big a mouthful.

Tease photo

Funt: President Trump continues to be good business for TV

Les Moonves, the CBS chief toppled by a sexual harassment scandal, will probably be best remembered for what he said in 2016 about Donald Trump’s candidacy: “It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS.”

Tease photo

Funt: My dad deserved an Emmy

In the history of television, during which thousands of network entertainment programs have come and gone, only one show has produced new episodes in each of the last eight decades: “Candid Camera.” What a remarkable feat.

Tease photo

Funt: Jimmy Carter’s uncommon decency

The antithesis of Donald Trump and his administration can be studied, at least for those willing to drive 150 miles south from Atlanta, among magnolias, towering pines and seemingly endless fields of cotton, peanuts — and dreams.

Tease photo

Funt: Pre-mourning boosts life before death

Social media and digital tools have changed the way we live and, to some extent, the way we die. Increasingly, loved ones and notables are honored through what could be called pre-mourning.

Tease photo

Funt: Baseball’s no-comfort zone

In a recent discussion with a Major League pitching coach about scouting opposing hitters, I thought I was being flippant when I asked: “Do you also chart umpires?” His answer surprised me. “Yes.”

More stories