Today's Opinions

  • Use summer veggies at their peak

    My mother was German-Irish and she loved to cook cabbage. You will find cabbage dishes in every part of the country and in every culture. Like many vegetables, there are 100 ways to prepare and eat it. All cabbage types, if fresh, are a high and inexpensive source for Vitamin C.
    Eighteenth century uses of cabbage combined food with medicine. The Dutch thought it was good medicine for a cold in the chest. The Dutch way was to simmer cabbage in butter and oil, water and vinegar seasoned with onion, pepper and salt to make a hot slaw.

  • Psychic sales clerk

    “How are you today?” the sales clerk asked.
    I offered the standard, “I’m fine, how are you?”
    “I’m hanging in there,” she replied.
    “Okay, to be honest, I’m barely hanging in there myself. This has been a really crappy week,” I divulged.
    She came around the counter, and took both of my hands in hers. “Do you mind if I do this?”
    Given my strong Christian upbringing and background, I thought she was going to pray with me. “I don’t mind,” I replied. “I welcome it.”

  • Meaning and purpose
  • Hudson Charles goes to camp
  • Tilling life lessons from the garden

    In our home of 15 years we have an acre of grass and vegetation which I love tending. It’s my therapy and I learn a great deal from the yard I manage.
    Each season, grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees let a part of themselves go in the form of seed, every one of which is a point of life containing the full potential of the parent. In the quest to find a rooting spot, they are buffeted by winds, parched by the sun and soaked by rain. And they often encounter cement or stone rather than fertile soil.

  • Going in search of great adventures in life

    Last week I got to experience one of the great adventures in my life.
    I was able to take my boy scouts on a 120-mile canoe trip on the Au Sable River in Michigan. Scouting has allowed me to travel all over this country to experience the most amazing adventures.

  • Tournament is a big hit

    Last week, North Oldham Little League hosted the Kentucky Little League Baseball State Tournament at Walsh Park in La Grange. 22 teams came from different areas of Kentucky and two from North Oldham Little League participated and competed for the state championships. Congratulations to our own 11-Year-Olds for winning the state championship.
    Every team and their fans from all over Kentucky got to experience what great facilities, the concession stand food and the great atmosphere at Walsh Park in La Grange that North Oldham Little League gets to experience everyday.

  • Time to defund Planned Parenthood

    Warning: graphic content and conversation here. No, this isn’t about Donald Trump’s latest insults, but rather a more serious subject that he doesn’t consider “one of his issues.” I’m talking about the sanctity of human life. More specifically, the undercover videos that caught Planned Parenthood officials discussing abortion extraction methods best suited to preserving in-demand fetal organs for research.