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Today's Opinions

  • Getting up there in years

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    I decided to work from McDonald's today. As I was squinting to read the menu board, a crew member cheerfully said, "Here! This will help,” and she handed me a large print menu.

  • A guide to enjoying and appreciating art

    When you encounter a painting, a novel, a song, a movie, or just a piece of verse, there are several ways to enjoy it. I’m no expert on this subject, but four main approaches come to mind.

  • Celebration of the power of love

    If any of my readers wonder if it is time to have a baby, here are some helpful tests to take to decide if you are ready. 

    This first test is the “Mess test.” Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer.  

  • The Kentucky Derby is like no other

    For a long time, I’ve compared Derby to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but I didn’t really think it was a good comparison until I actually went. The Derby you see on TV is a very classy, dignified type of thing. It’s quiet, attended by well-dressed and well-composed people. You can almost hear the classical music playing in the background.

  • The Kentucky Derby is like no other

    For a long time, I’ve compared Derby to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but I didn’t really think it was a good comparison until I actually went. The Derby you see on TV is a very classy, dignified type of thing. It’s quiet, attended by well-dressed and well-composed people. You can almost hear the classical music playing in the background.

  • The Kentucky Derby is like no other

    For a long time, I’ve compared Derby to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but I didn’t really think it was a good comparison until I actually went. The Derby you see on TV is a very classy, dignified type of thing. It’s quiet, attended by well-dressed and well-composed people. You can almost hear the classical music playing in the background.

  • The Kentucky Derby is like no other

    For a long time, I’ve compared Derby to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but I didn’t really think it was a good comparison until I actually went. The Derby you see on TV is a very classy, dignified type of thing. It’s quiet, attended by well-dressed and well-composed people. You can almost hear the classical music playing in the background.

  • The Kentucky Derby is like no other

    For a long time, I’ve compared Derby to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but I didn’t really think it was a good comparison until I actually went. The Derby you see on TV is a very classy, dignified type of thing. It’s quiet, attended by well-dressed and well-composed people. You can almost hear the classical music playing in the background.