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Today's Opinions

  • Life’s mysteries: Admit you don’t know

    Sorting clothes and wondering what happened to my other sock is my cue to practice mystery. Passing a funeral home or a cemetery, I am reminded to contemplate mysteries. 

    Whenever I hear someone apply a system of explanations for good fortune or illness, I vow to respect the complexity and mystery of life.

    I have an abiding respect for the great mysteries of life – the profound distinctiveness of other souls, the strange beauty of nature and the animal world, the complexity of our inner selves, the unfathomable depths of the Inexplicable One. 

  • Feelings of being overwhelmed lead to transformation

    Transformation usually involves the shedding of old ways, especially those that have become burdens. This practice proclaims that no matter who you are, no matter what has already happened to you, no matter what you have done, it is still possible to be and do something new.

    Watching ice melt into water is a cue for me to practice transformation. When I witness the movement from sickness to health, I vow to be happy with all the changes I have undergone. Looking at photographs of myself when I was younger, I vow to be happy with all the changes I have undergone.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Christian store known for personal service

    To the editor:

    For those of you who are not familiar with “The Open Door Christian Store” in Crestwood, I urge you to stop by and check it out. For years, it was necessary to drive into Jefferson County to find such a retail store, but not any longer.  

  • The trail of openness

    We children of the Internet and the cell phone and the Weather Channel think we are the enlightened ones. We aren’t fooled by anything. We just want the facts. We think we are on the right trail. 

  • Reading news from your library

    Every now and then I get to use my college undergraduate degree. This may sound odd as most of us have guided our career choices to complement our educational achievements. 

  • Letters to the Editor

     Lions Club, Rotary host successful community event

    To the editor,

    This past Halloween, the North Oldham Lions Club and the Prospect-Goshen Rotary Club once again partnered  to sponsor a community-wide Halloween event, which featured barbecue and homemade sides for dinner, games, prizes, treats for all, and a scary back road hayride through the park, arriving at the Haunted Forest and Enchanted Woods.  

  • Veterans deserve respect from government

    As Veterans Day is upon us, we must remember that our country stands tall because of what veterans did and the values they've always stood for. Although many of our country's giants were veterans, it's important to remember that many of the veterans who pledged their lives for our freedom are quiet heroes, common folk that we know as neighbors and friends and family members.

    In my time in the state Senate, we've taken a number of steps to make sure our veterans are recognized, appreciated and get the help they deserve after the sacrifices they've made for our nation.

  • Hope arouses a passion for the possible

    I recently saw a bumper sticker that read, "Life never seems to turn out the way you think it will, about 90 percent of the time." No kidding. Haven't we all got a story that goes with that little bumper sticker?

    For some 20 years now my goal has been to write motivational, inspirational articles that are lessons of hope.