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Today's Opinions

  • Some things you just can’t plan

    I’ve always been a planner. I have a precise schedule in my head, a physical copy in a spiral-bound book and several alarms set in my phone. I guess you could call it a control problem, but I would call it preparedness.

    I plan down to the minute of my day.

    This is when I have to be at work. This is when I eat. This is when I go to the gym. This is when I go to sleep.

    I even plan in my personal life. A phone call goes out to my mom at 5 p.m., my best friend at 6 p.m., dinner with friends at 7 p.m., favorite show at 8 p.m.

  • Some things you just can’t plan

    I’ve always been a planner. I have a precise schedule in my head, a physical copy in a spiral-bound book and several alarms set in my phone. I guess you could call it a control problem, but I would call it preparedness.

    I plan down to the minute of my day.

    This is when I have to be at work. This is when I eat. This is when I go to the gym. This is when I go to sleep.

    I even plan in my personal life. A phone call goes out to my mom at 5 p.m., my best friend at 6 p.m., dinner with friends at 7 p.m., favorite show at 8 p.m.

  • Pray 'till you get cookies

     Radio commentator, Paul Harvey, tells about a 3-year-old boy who went to the grocery store with his mother. Before they entered the grocery store she said to him, “Now you’re not going to get any chocolate chip cookies, so don’t even ask.”

  • No plan needed

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    I’m a bit of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, go wherever the adventure takes me kind of gal. I am driven by the desire for new experiences and these experiences feed my storytelling nature.    

  • Think possibility

    A few years ago I was talking with a student about her academic career and new-fashioned optimism. “Your future is full of possibility,” I said admiringly. Without hesitation, she replied, “Yours is too.” She thought nothing of her remark. I thought a lot about it.

  • Letter to the Editor - July 28, 2011

     The Death of Outrage

  • Learning and sharing humility

     Humility is a difficult thing to define. Most people say, “I know it when I see it.” We are offended when we see arrogance, and we like it when arrogant people get what’s coming to them.

  • The basics of good living