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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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

  • MAKING THE SNOW DAY DECISION

    With our first “snow” already behind us, the possibility of inclement weather continues to increase and we think more and more about the transportation of students on snowy or icy roads. However, I take comfort in knowing we have a great staff that works tirelessly to make decisions on closing or delaying school, always keeping the safety of our students as their top priority.

  • A FATHER’S STORIES DELIGHT HIS CHILDREN

    I sat on the couch, making my Thanksgiving grocery list, while hubby and our seven-year-old daughter laid on their bellies and colored pictures in front of the fireplace.  My ears perked up when I heard daughter ask, “Wouldn’t it be weird if you could live without a head?”

    One never knows what’s taking place in the mind of a child.  I smiled as I heard hubby say, “Have you ever heard of…”

  • My Living Will – Being Thankful

    Over the last month I have seen and heard more Christmas commercials than ever and we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving.

     Thanksgiving has become the forgotten holiday which is sadly all too common in America.  For a land blessed with such an amazing bounty we sure do have a lot of whining, moaning and complaining about the lack of stuff and that is just under my own roof.  Have you decided to give a living will of thankfulness to your family and friends?  What keeps you from being more thankful?

  • MAKING THE SNOW DAY DECISION

    With our first “snow” already behind us, the possibility of inclement weather continues to increase and we think more and more about the transportation of students on snowy or icy roads. However, I take comfort in knowing we have a great staff that works tirelessly to make decisions on closing or delaying school, always keeping the safety of our students as their top priority.