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Today's Opinions

  • The essentials we need as humans

    There are several essentials which we all must possess.  The first one of these is identity.  We want to be known.  We want people to call our names.  We like to see our names in print.  One of our greatest fears is the fear of anonymity.  When people feel that they are nobodies (nobody knows them, nobody cares about them, nobody thinks of them) then defeat becomes very real for that person.

  • Photo evokes melancholy

     Today is a melancholy day.  I am sitting in Berlin, listening to the rain drizzle against the slanted windows of our attic apartment.  In the distance I can see the American flag flying over the U.S. Embassy, and beyond that, the glass dome top of the Reichstag, which is the German Parliament building. 

  • Value Fellow Workers

     The human connection is at the root of all satisfying work.  None of us works in isolation, no matter what work we accomplish.  The people we work with not only affect the quality of our accomplishments; they can greatly enhance our pleasure in the process. 

    I feel strongly about the people I work with and not only value and appreciate them.  I love them.  Just as I can’t stick with my work without becoming passionate, it is extremely important to me to deeply care about the people I work with, no matter what part they play.

  • WHAT IS THIS AND WHY AM I GETTING IT?

      Over 70% of adults read their community newspapers. Are you in that statistic?

    While metropolitan daily newspapers and urban television stations cover international, national and state news, along with the ocassional local story if it is sensational enough, your community newspaper focuses on the people, places and things in a very specific area.

  • Living a Grace-Filled Life
  • FAKE SYRUP AND CHILLED RED WINE

    When I asked the German flight attendant for ice water, he responded, “One U.S. drink, coming up! You Americans think you are healthy, but your drinks are very unhealthy. You drink everything so cold. Sometimes, even your red wine!” 

    It was the first time in my life I had been told that ice water was unhealthy. I refrained from pointing out that he hails from a country where pork is served for three meals a day, plus snacks; and sometimes that pork is raw.  If anything cold is unhealthy, raw pork tops the list. 

  • A NEW ‘VIEW’ FROM NEW COLUMNIST

    Have you ever thought that everyone in the world is screwed up, except you?  That if more people were like you that things would be oh so much better?  If you could just explain your side of things, surely they would all understand?  Haven’t we all?

  • Letters to the Editor Sept. 9th

     

    Community thanks Irish Rover

     We wanted to express our appreciation to Siobhan and Michael Reidy for their service and business to LaGrange at the Irish Rover Too.