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Today's Opinions

  • Deviate from your routine

    Many of us find a routine comforting, as it gives us some feeling of control in life.  What can sneak up on us and catch us unaware, however, is an emotional rut that leaves us feeling empty and uninspired.  
    If you are having these feelings, consider finding a time either weekly or daily to expand your horizons a bit and make a minor shift in your routine.  A fresher outlook will help you to rise above your rut and the feelings that go with it.

  • Truitt: An Iconic Celebration

     Last weekend, we celebrated my sister’s college graduation. She chose to pursue a degree later in life, while working and raising two daughters on her own. To say I am proud of her is an understatement.  
      Our cousin threw a wonderful party, using all the special graduation decorations.  Banners, balloons, streamers, and shiny foil confetti shaped like caps and diplomas.  My seven-year-old son sat in the floor and scooped up a handful of the tiny confetti shapes and exclaimed, “Look at all these icons!”

  • Measure twice, cut once: Planning before planting pays off

    By Patrice M. Smith

  • In memory of those who have given their lives
  • Chronicle the elements for your life story

    What makes a good story?  What is our own story?  What nourishes us as we navigate the ups and downs of life?  How do we shape a story that encourages gratitude rather than rage, spite or self-pity?  
    Here are some elements that build our story.  None of them are sufficient on their own.
    How many of these elements exist in your story?
    The message that life is a gift.  We need stories that encourage our sense of wonder at life’s blessings and nourish our sense of gratitude.

  • Chronicle the elements for your life story

    What makes a good story?  What is our own story?  What nourishes us as we navigate the ups and downs of life?  How do we shape a story that encourages gratitude rather than rage, spite or self-pity?  
    Here are some elements that build our story.  None of them are sufficient on their own.
    How many of these elements exist in your story?
    The message that life is a gift.  We need stories that encourage our sense of wonder at life’s blessings and nourish our sense of gratitude.

  • Chronicle the elements for your life story

    What makes a good story?  What is our own story?  What nourishes us as we navigate the ups and downs of life?  How do we shape a story that encourages gratitude rather than rage, spite or self-pity?  
    Here are some elements that build our story.  None of them are sufficient on their own.
    How many of these elements exist in your story?
    The message that life is a gift.  We need stories that encourage our sense of wonder at life’s blessings and nourish our sense of gratitude.

  • Letters to the Editor --May 14, 2015

    Religious Freedom
    I read with interest Mr. DiGiuro’s article on religious freedom in the April 23rd edition.   He dealt with an extremely relevant topic, but left out some important aspects inherent in a well-rounded view of this topic.  If Oldham Countians are to maintain their religious freedom, they must keep in mind a few of the issues our Founding Fathers understood when they penned the First Amendment.