Times Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:18:24 EST 1800 Years of adventure revisited http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/150212141/Years-of-adventure-revisited My Hillsboro High School class of 1979 held its 35th reunion last weekend at the Hillsboro Elks. It was not a heavily advertised event and there was a small turnout, but it was fun nonetheless. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:43:13 EST Our 2014 endorsements http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/150198215/Our-2014-endorsements The Times-Gazette today is announcing endorsements in five races appearing on the 2014 General Election ballot.Kasich for Governor Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:29:14 EST A few toys, a bit of magic, and some rock ‘n’ roll http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150164303/A-few-toys-a-bit-of-magic-and-some-rock-n-roll I can't count how many times my parents, brother, or I have said, “That was great,” only to add afterwards, “I can't believe we almost didn't go there,” or “I can't believe we almost didn't... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:22:18 EST Spooky is as spooky does http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150161900/Spooky-is-as-spooky-does It's the time for year for ghosts and ghouls and the perhaps welcome invitations for all things a little spooky. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:51:22 EST A wedding day, 21st Century style http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150150504/A-wedding-day-21st-Century-style Not all that long ago, planning and carrying out a wedding could be a major logistical nightmare, as many of you can attest. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:26:08 EST A little coffee and philosophy http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/150114595/A-little-coffee-and-philosophy I don't claim to be an inherently philosophical person; I leave that to Aristotle and his friends and whoever makes those motivational posters. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 14:45:07 EST Cowpocalypse and commando deer http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150096324/Cowpocalypse-and-commando-deer The first thing I heard Tuesday morning when I woke up was my brother saying, “Sarah, did you hear about Cowpocalypse?” Wed, 8 Oct 2014 16:58:09 EST Dust bunnies will always live here http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150078844/Dust-bunnies-will-always-live-here With a house full of animals, I am in a constant battle with keeping the dust bunnies at bay.I've always thought that our hardwood floors were better for this than carpet, but I'm not so sure that's true. Tue, 7 Oct 2014 11:48:08 EST Politics should be fun, not safe or boring http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150059911/Politics-should-be-fun-not-safe-or-boring Either one of the men seeking the office of county commissioner would do a fine job. Republican Jeff Duncan, a longtime Penn Township trustee, is running against Democrat Randy Mustard, a longtime Paint Township trustee, to win the seat currently held... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 08:27:08 EST You mean Aragorn, son of Arathorn? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150045673/You-mean-Aragorn-son-of-Arathorn When someone at the table asked if anyone was familiar with the actor Viggo Mortensen from “The Lord of the Rings” movies, I raised my hand enough just to get noticed, to answer his question, at our table of... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 18:28:10 EST What does your Facebook page say? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150035237/What-does-your-Facebook-page-say Certainly, we've all done this one during a job interview. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:24:16 EST Sharing pizza with rock bands http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150019170/Sharing-pizza-with-rock-bands The strangest dream I ever had happened one night during my sophomore year of high school.But first, before I recount the dream, a little bit of background information:(1) My favorite band at the time was Queen. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:54:09 EST Are you ever too old for go karts? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150004385/Are-you-ever-too-old-for-go-karts Whether or not I am too old for go karts, with evidence to suggest that I just might be, has been on my mind since a couple weeks ago.Oh, say it ain't so!And now I will explain myself. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:54:10 EST Nightmares, stoplights, campaigns, loss http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50797098/Nightmares-stoplights-campaigns-loss Years of digesting old horror films, coupled with poor late-night dietary habits, leave me susceptible to nightmares. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:53:08 EST Lost luggage and sneaky snakes http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50784939/Lost-luggage-and-sneaky-snakes I'm taking some vacation time next week with no plans to go anywhere, except to pick a son who's flying in from Rhode Island up at the airport. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:58:10 EST Common thread weaves through crime http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50771365/Common-thread-weaves-through-crime Two armed men in uniform and a guy wearing an orange jumpsuit greeted me in my office my first day on the job. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:00:11 EST More fun than a barrel of Tribbles http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50750192/More-fun-than-a-barrel-of-Tribbles For the Allen family, there is one day each year that we anticipate with the same excitement as Christmas – the Cincinnati Comic Expo. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:34:08 EST You just never know http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50734775/You-just-never-know I had another column lined up and was putting the finishing touches on it when my content manager came into the newsroom and delivered the shocking news that a coworker had passed away. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:28:11 EST The past, the future, and Paint Creek http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50714300/The-past-the-future-and-Paint-Creek Soon, Paint Creek will complete its first year of providing fire and EMS coverage to the city of Hillsboro. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:42:13 EST What’d you say, honey? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50704761/Whatd-you-say-honey Not so long ago I wrote a column about how my parents, during my formative years, often said I was hard-headed. They, of course, were talking about my mental state of mind. But it very well could have applied to the physical version, too. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:24:08 EST