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Today's Opinions

  • GINGER: I’d be better off in Australia

    Like Alexander in, “The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” there are times when I think I’d be better off living in Australia.
    For example, take last Wednesday. (Please!) In order to get a jumpstart on my to-do list, I set the alarm for 6:40 a.m.
    At 5:40, the child who is typically impossible to drag out of bed before noon made a surprise appearance. She nestled her head into my armpit, her knee into my stomach and fell back to sleep.

  • GINGER: Listen to me, 17-year-old me

    I recently read a letter that someone had written to their 17-year-old self. Mostly, she was admonishing herself to enjoy being with her mom and to stop rolling her eyes so much.
    I thought it would be an interesting exercise to write a letter to my 17-year-old self. Not that it will do much good, a quarter of a century later, but I’d like to see where it goes.
     Dear me,
     I hardly recognize you! I don’t remember joining the circus. You might want to stop using such a heavy hand when applying your blusher and eye shadow.

  • CARTOON: Lightbulbs
  • LETTER: Camp canine pup a perfect pet

    To the editor:
    My family adopted a dog from Camp Canine in April. It was the best experience for us. We let everyone know that Zippy came from Camp Canine. We think it’s the best program in the world.  
    We met three inmates when we were selecting our dog. They were all very personable and thankful that we were supporting the program. They told us that it was teaching them responsibility and other valuable skills.

  • Weighing in on New Year’s resolutions

    Like a fool, I woke up the day after Christmas and immediately got on the scales.
    I was still suffering from a cheese potato and red velvet cake hangover, and decided I should know how much weight I gained over the holidays.
    This way I can accurately gauge how many pounds I need to lose in 2012. I managed to hit 180, topping last year’s high by 15 pounds. If I continue to “lose” at this rate I should be somewhere near 200 by next Christmas.

  • 2011 from an artist's perspective
  • GINGER: Power outage builds birthday memories

    Last night our family spent a few, quality hours together sitting in the dark. I’m not sure what caused our power outage, but it appeared to be a multi-county problem.

    We were just finishing up our son’s fourth birthday party when the lights flickered, and then it was dark.

    I don’t worry too much during outages because our local rural electric membership cooperative always does a great job of having power restored as quickly as possible.

    This time, I was actually kind of excited.

  • Publisher's anniversary brings a question

    As I stroll from business to business or simply shop at a local store, I find it warming that readers notice I’ve been in Oldham County for a year now.

    I find myself answering the same question, happily I might add, that stems from my first year as the publisher of The Oldham Era.

    “How do you like it?”

    Well, I’ve embraced my new home as well as my job. Although my out-of-state move from Indiana to Kentucky felt more like a cliff jump, I must say I like Oldham a great deal.