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Today's Opinions

  • The grieving process

     Years ago when I served in parish ministry I used to visit all of my parishioners’ homes.  It was a great way to get to know people, do a parish census and find out what the real needs were.

  • Kasbah to rooftop: finding peace

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     I can’t stop smiling. 

    It started when I rode that camel on the beach in Morocco, and continued as I followed my intuition wherever it led. 

  • Letter to the Editor - March 31, 2016

     In regards to your article on alcohol fees over the past two years, since it was never mentioned, I would like to know what percentage of those fees came from standalone drive-thru package stores?

    How many of the extra 77 drunk drivers shopped these vs. shopping at Kroger or any walk-in store that sells other things?  How many more lives are in danger with 77 more drunks on the road?  

  • Holy Week: a spiritually intense time

     If you were in church last Sunday there may have been palm branches. If so, it would have been just like it was about 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem, the week before Jesus’ resurrection. 

  • Be kind

     Recently I asked multiple folks what they had learned in their lives.  The best answer I received was from a fellow Rotarian who said: “I’ve learned that the best advice you can give anyone is, ‘Be kind.’”  Love and kindness are essential parts of our being.

  • Generations of national adventures

    By Mark Hoard

    This is the second of a two-part column dedicated to the influence of “America’s Greatest Idea” – the National Parks – on my life.

    I searched far too long for a famous, thought-provoking quote to start off this column; eventually my head was swimming with them before I realized I just need to go ahead and dive into it and see where the keyboard (road) takes me.

  • Right to privacy a key issue

    By Thomas Massie

  • Keep calm and London on

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     I’m sitting here in a Holiday Inn, staring at a blank page, feeling terribly distracted by the fact that London is right outside my window.  I have not explored the city yet because I arrived late last night and immediately fell asleep.