Times Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:34:28 EST 1800 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 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