Times Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:30:54 EST 1800 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 Who knew rudeness could stop a plane? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50668560/Who-knew-rudeness-could-stop-a-plane Not long ago, I read an Associated Press article with the headline, “It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat.” Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:56:06 EST It’s another reason to say thank you http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50658299/Its-another-reason-to-say-thank-you I love Netflix. Now let me tell you why.It's not so much about watching movies, but more because there is seemingly unending documentaries to choose from. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:53:21 EST Stirring things up is a crowded business http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50633869/Stirring-things-up-is-a-crowded-business For me, there are two major changes that have occurred since I began in this business. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:04:09 EST Lost children become SOPC’s gift http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50621782/Lost-children-become-SOPCs-gift The interview with Dorothy Julliard about her 21 years working at the Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center was done. It had gone well – two hours passed in what seemed like a few minutes – but I still felt like I had missed something. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:14:09 EST Refusing to turn out the lights http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50588591/Refusing-to-turn-out-the-lights This past weekend, I was honored to have been a bridesmaid at a friend's wedding. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:51:22 EST Shepherds, snags and smiles http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50574184/Shepherds-snags-and-smiles My head filled with a mingled mash of opposing emotions, I watched the fading sherbet colors of sunset on our last night in South Dakota. I was sad we were leaving, but I was also feeling the excitement of going home. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:45:13 EST The Snider case, the mayor & the chief http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50551655/The-Snider-case-the-mayor--the-chief The Hillsboro Police Department last Tuesday filed charges of fifth-degree felony theft against former Hillsboro firefighter David Snider Jr., and the social media hills were alive with the sounds of conspiracy. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:40:13 EST Now you know who to call http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50538208/Now-you-know-who-to-call Question: How many of you fathers out there really wanted to be in the delivery room when your wife, or the mother of your children, was giving birth to your babies? Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:48:06 EST Living despite the snake pit http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50506393/Living-despite-the-snake-pit To start off this column, here's a bit of a riddle: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 17:31:15 EST This girl is outta here http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50494429/This-girl-is-outta-here I'm gone this week and in my place I have left these words.I've had the opportunity to explore a lot of our very diverse nation, but this week I get to see places I have never seen. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:08:04 EST You’re only as old as you are http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50475032/Youre-only-as-old-as-you-are It's a well- known fact of life that all young people want to look and act older, and all old people want to look and act younger. In psychiatry, this is called “The Grass is Always Greener Syndrome,” which I just made... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:30:08 EST Hey doc, how ‘bout a shot? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50466592/Hey-doc-how-bout-a-shot Is medicine stronger than it used to be? I ask because of a kidney stone episode I had not so long ago. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:34:11 EST Watch out for the alligators http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50438643/Watch-out-for-the-alligators As a kid, my nose was almost always in a book and chances are that book was probably (A) Nancy Drew, (B) Harry Potter, or (C) a collection of urban legends. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:52:06 EST The ABCs of a Monday smile http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50416552/The-ABCs-of-a-Monday-smile As I have been free to point out in previous columns, I tend to be a Gloomy Gus, and as I have also said previously, I'm OK with that. But sometimes a little reminder to smile is a very good thing, and I had one of those this week that ended up... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:43:12 EST Take a trip in our time machine http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50394393/Take-a-trip-in-our-time-machine A few weeks ago, Tom Hughes of Hillsboro dropped off a bundle of old newspapers for me with a note reading, “If not interested, take to the library.”The library will have to do without. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:07:13 EST The saving grace of a saving bell http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50350807/The-saving-grace-of-a-saving-bell While it is difficult to remember every class a person had while in high school there are, of course, some that stick out. One for me was an English lesson when we were discussing Shakespeare and our teacher told us how many common traditions and... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:21:11 EST The false promise of fame and fortune http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50312222/The-false-promise-of-fame-and-fortune When Robin Williams died last week, apparently by his own hand, it shocked everyone. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:54:10 EST I finally figured it out http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50306006/I-finally-figured-it-out As a young boy trying to growing up, my parents often told me I was hard-headed. Looking back, I can see that their assessment was fairly accurate. But as a youngster, I never considered myself hard-headed or stubborn. I just figured I was right... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:21:06 EST