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Columns

  • Holidays a great time to start better habits

    The holidays are just around the corner, bringing many joyous gatherings and heaps of delicious treats that show up everywhere. Often, we resign ourselves to the many weeks of inevitable indulgence and resolve to get back on track after ringing in the New Year. This year, why not make a resolution now to adopt some healthier habits through the holidays?

  • The four dimensions of life

    There are four dimensions of life (length, breadth, depth and height) that we must consider as we take advantage of continued learning. The beginning of power and wisdom is consciously opening our minds and being receptive to the countless wonders that abound.

    Length

    In response to the question, “How long do you want to live?” I always reply, “As long as I can.” One dimension of life is length, and most people want to live in that dimension.

  • Holiday Hors d’oeuvres

    Holiday season is here, there is not a better time to focus on food like Christmas sweets and Christmas meals. Maybe your memories are of ham, turkey, venison, sauer bratten, tamales, ravioli, pierogies or whatever. We all have memories of Christmas that may include special cakes, pies, gingerbread or candies. Fellowship with family and friends with good food is what makes the season special. It seemed like we ate all day on Christmas.

  • I am a mumpsimus

    I tried to hold onto what I knew to be absolute truth, but the hardcore facts were staring me in the face.

    I pride myself on my vast knowledge of Barry Manilow lyrics. I became a fan over 30 years ago, at an age when my hearing was intact and my thirst for pop culture knowledge was at its strongest. So, I was a bit surprised when someone stated that “dictuend” is not a word.

    “Oh, yes it is,” I argued. “It means to dictate or orchestrate.”

    “Use it in a sentence,” they challenged.

  • From the peaceful nativity to the Lion of Judah

    The prophet Isaiah writes, “This is what the LORD says to me: “As a lion growls, a great lion over its prey - and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against it, it is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor - so the LORD Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights” (Isaiah 31:4). Who is this great lion, the Lord God Almighty, who fights these great battles?

  • State’s best gets better with new certified teachers
  • Elections are about winning, not party line

    The recent midterm election can be counted as a success by the Republicans. Mitch McConnell defeated Alison Grimes by 15 points, Republicans will control the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives remains firmly in the grasp of Republicans.

    In Oldham County, I believe it was a clean sweep by Republicans. If there is a Democratic office holder, I’m not sure who it might be – although there are some in the Republican Party that think a few of our local office holders are posers and are only Republicans so they can get elected.

  • Oldham support needed for regional college

    Oldham County has been issued a $250,000 challenge. If this challenge is met, it will help set more Oldham County youth on a strong path toward higher education and career success. It also will ensure the county’s current and emerging workforce and training education needs are addressed for many years to come.

  • Looking for inspiration

    I’ve been trying to come up with a subject to write about for my first column for weeks now. It’s been the same deal: I sit down with a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning while in bed, trying to rack my brain for a good idea…any idea.

    And…nothing.

    Writing blog posts and columns are easy for me…but only at times.

  • Can Santa survive Christmas Eve?