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Today's Opinions

  • Army food dreams

    In 1962 the good doin’ U.S. Army took me out of Philadelphia and put me into a strange place. It had strange people, strange food and strange language. It was South Carolina. I was there 16 to 17 weeks and got to like it. I even got used to and enjoyed grits (something I never saw growing up in the north).

  • My Living Will – Character Counts in Life

    When do you think this news headline was written? “Gambling, robbery, sexual immorality and violence are prevalent. Half of all children are born out of wedlock; purity and fidelity to the marriage vow are sneered out of fashion. Corruption in politics is rampant. The world is broken.” This was written in 1694.

  • Letter to the Editor Dec. 12
  • Santa Letters Dec. 12

    Dear Santa,

    I love you, Santa. Mrs. Claus, I love you too. I love the elves too.Thank you for all of the toys you bring us.

    Love,

    Anna Claire Sidwell

    5 years old

     

    Deer Santa,

    I bin good this yeer. I hope you can find our new house. How many hours does it take you to deliver all of the toys?

    Sincerely,

    Jack Sidwell

    7 years old

     

    Dear Santa,

    My name is Mallory and I am 6 years old.

  • A Thanksgiving with moving parts

    Of my five children, one is in Australia for a year, one is at Purdue University, one is at IU and the other two are still young enough to be safely home with mommy. Thanksgiving was my first holiday to experience the joy of welcoming two kids home, while at the same time battling the melancholy that settled into my heart due to one child not celebrating with us at all.

  • Letter to the Editor Dec. 5

    After reading the article “School Board Approves New Boundaries” in The Oldham Era, I was reminded of the last election. The voters had a chance to rid themselves of four of the school board vermin, including the ring leader and chose not to. Thankfully, I no longer have children in the system. My only involvement now is to pay thieving amounts to fund it. I absolutely have no sympathy for the negatively impacted of us as we had our chance to change things and did not take it.

    Chuck Kimberl

    Goshen, KY

  • YOUR PRESENCE MEANS EVERYTHING

    The most precious valuable gift you can ever hope to offer any human being is this one, simple, true thing: You.

    -Your presence, showing up.

    -Being in the company of another, undistracted, unhurried, with an open heart, gentle hands and a patient soul.

    -Willing and able to listen, do something or do nothing, willing to be surprised by whatever emerges in the soil of sharing your present, loving company with another human being.

  • My Living Will: Committing to Leadership