Columns/Opinions

Tue
30
Sep

Are we losing the art of conversation?

Have you noticed lately that people don’t talk to each other like they use to. I am afraid with so much modern technology in use, that we are losing the art of conversation . . . especially among our young  people
 
Tue
30
Sep

Success or Failure?

Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy.
 
Tue
23
Sep

“Cooter grappling”, frog gigging, “motasickling”

Everyone enjoys different things in life. Folks find things they enjoy doing and get after it. For me, it is working in my yard and gardening. Both activities are relaxing and fulfilling. I have four sons. All enjoy different activities. One enjoys hunting and has since he was very small
 
Tue
23
Sep

Bucket list for a baby planned by parents

In a world of 3D and 4D Ultrasounds and a variety of other prenatal tests, which can reveal not only a child’s gender or if there are multiple babies but also if the baby has your nose or other facial features and most of the time
even detect abnormalities. It is this last detection that creates a bit of anxiety for the parents
 
Tue
16
Sep

All of a sudden, it’s winter for you

A dear reader sent me an email the other day titled, “And then it was winter!” As I am now in my winter years, the writing really touched  home. So, I wanted to share it with my readers – both those who are in those winter years…and everyone else who is on the way. Here is the column: “You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Would you honor a marriage pact?

Okay, so this writer needs to first explain what a marriage pact in this sense actually is supposed to mean. It has nothing to do with the actual honoring of marriage vows but the beforehand honoring of an agreement that “if we’re not married in such and such years from now we’ll get married.” Yes, this really does happen in real life.
 
Tue
09
Sep

Best ways to get and keep motivated

No matter what you do for a living, the key to success is motivating yourself, each and every day, according to Geoffrey James, a veteran business journalist who now writes a daily column for Inc. com. “Most people don’t realize
that motivation mostly emerges from minor changes in your own behavior,” says James.
 
Tue
09
Sep

2014’s Most Endangered Jobs

With the economy how it is these days and with the whole concept of “shrinking departments and consolidating jobs,” there are many work professions that are limiting their fields in leaps and bounds. I happen to currently work on one of them and I previously worked in the travel industry as a parttime travel agent  
 
Tue
02
Sep

Every political race matters this fall

The candidates have put  their names on the line and offered themselves for the various positions to be voted on this fall. In fact, a total of 86 candidates qualified for some 52 positions up for election. 
 
Tue
02
Sep

Inspired by a very wise teenager

This writer seems to remember hearing different older people say that wisdom comes with age and I do not dispute this charge – but I think that wisdom also tends  to be born out of extreme faith, courage and perseverance
amid facing unfathomable tragedies. 
 

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