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Today's Opinions

  • Healthy choices for kids

    By Karen Wyatt

     September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their children’s habits with the ultimate goal of improving health. 

  • Mornings at Grandma’s

     I was lying in bed in that state just before full awareness and had the distinct sensation of being at my grandma’s house. It lasted only a few seconds, but it felt so good that I closed my eyes and tried to imagine it again.

    Listening carefully, I breathed in deeply and tried to determine what had caused my brain to momentarily transport me to the most comforting place of my childhood.

  • Improving your self-esteem takes work

     Years ago when I was a chaplain for an all-girls high school, I was amazed that often the most talented, gifted and beautiful girls had the lowest self-esteem.  It made me realize that reasonable self-esteem has much to do with one’s overall happiness in life and that it is important for our achievement and success.  

    Various psychological studies show that self-esteem is a key factor in a wide range of emotional problems.

  • Letter to the Editor - Sept. 24, 2015

     Wake up!  

    People, it’s time to wake up, stand up and speak up for our country!  We have a president who tries to hide behind a golf ball to avoid making good, honest decisions regarding the safety and possibly future of our great nation.

  • Do all religions worship the same god?

    At a comparative religions conference, the wise and the scholarly were in a spirited debate about what is unique about Christianity.  Someone suggested what set Christianity apart from other religions was the concept of incarnation, the idea that God took human form in Jesus. But someone quickly said, “Well, actually, other faiths believe that God appears in human form.” 

  • Do all religions worship the same god?

    At a comparative religions conference, the wise and the scholarly were in a spirited debate about what is unique about Christianity.  Someone suggested what set Christianity apart from other religions was the concept of incarnation, the idea that God took human form in Jesus. But someone quickly said, “Well, actually, other faiths believe that God appears in human form.” 

  • Do all religions worship the same god?

    At a comparative religions conference, the wise and the scholarly were in a spirited debate about what is unique about Christianity.  Someone suggested what set Christianity apart from other religions was the concept of incarnation, the idea that God took human form in Jesus. But someone quickly said, “Well, actually, other faiths believe that God appears in human form.” 

  • Keep cooking, keep eating

    I have been writing this column for eight years talking about food.
    I have enjoyed meeting people who actually read and liked the column and enjoyed the recipes.
    I will not be doing the food column any more. I have some other things to do. I do hope to put together a cookbook.
    I hope people remember to buy local produce and meats. There is nothing better than sharing a meal with friends or family.
    I have a favorite Italian proverb: When baking, follow directions; when cooking, follow your heart and your taste.
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