Times Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:01:22 EST 1800 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 From flying toys to speeding go-karts http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50269294/From-flying-toys-to-speeding-go-karts Not long ago, my family and I went to Gatlinburg. We've been going down there for nearly as long as I can remember. But during this last trip, something caught my attention that had nothing to do with the Smoky Mountains, souvenir shops, or... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:41:16 EST Shark Week is back, I guess http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50254009/Shark-Week-is-back-I-guess I wrote a column about sharks not too long ago, and I referenced not only “Jaws” quite a bit, but Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which began Sunday night. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:18:09 EST Internet needs course in Courage 101 http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50234632/Internet-needs-course-in-Courage-101 An acquaintance from northern Ohio read my column online last week about the revamps to our website and print edition, and zeroed in on my criticism of people who leave anonymous comments on stories, comments that attack people or... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:42:05 EST Sometimes it takes a while http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50225680/Sometimes-it-takes-a-while When I arrived at work one day recently there was a letter laying on my desk. Seeing that it was from Melvin K. Kruse Sr., I assumed the letter was about something his kids or grandkids had accomplished, because I've received several such... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 18:12:03 EST Wood finish, hand sanitizer, and cookies http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50198053/Wood-finish-hand-sanitizer-and-cookies “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.”“Wake up and smell the coffee.”“Something smells fishy.” Wed, 6 Aug 2014 16:55:08 EST Preparing to deliver the news in 4014 http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50159489/Preparing-to-deliver-the-news-in-4014 It's often said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the same goes for art, literature and cinema. The same can also be said for website and newspaper designs. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 18:36:10 EST How young is too young? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50150328/How-young-is-too-young I was driving home from work the other day, listening to WLW on the radio as usual, when a talk show host posed the question: How young is too young to let your kid mow? Sat, 2 Aug 2014 18:20:04 EST When we discover the raisins http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50119110/When-we-discover-the-raisins There are a lot of pictures on Facebook that I didn't really understand until I graduated from college. They are usually shared by people around my age, which shouldn't come as a surprise. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:14:06 EST This has been the best one yet http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/50103381/This-has-been-the-best-one-yet My birthday on Saturday has been the best one yet.Of course, over the years, my standards have changed a bit, too. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:40:06 EST Bad weather means basement shouting http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50095231/Bad-weather-means-basement-shouting When there's a possibility of a tornado, as there was here in Highland County over the weekend, I feel much safer than the average potential tornado victim. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:24:07 EST A lady in black and some pigeons http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50076135/A-lady-in-black-and-some-pigeons So there I was, sitting at my desk Thursday afternoon going through my normal routine when the phone rang. “There's this lady walking down Route 50 dressed all in black. I'm curious and I think it would make an interesting... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:45:04 EST For the people who love licorice http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/344490/For-the-people-who-love-licorice On July 21, 2007, people across the world dressed in wizard's robes and waited for the final installment of the Harry Potter series. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:30:13 EST Endless criticism has little impact http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5326423/Endless-criticism-has-little-impact When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical. – Attributed to Winston Churchill. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:30:05 EST Country roads seem to take me home http://timesgazette.com/news/community-news-opinion/5318498/Country-roads-seem-to-take-me-home Not long ago one of my colleagues here at The Times-Gazette, Angela Shepherd, wrote a column about how much she likes her hometown of Greenfield. I like Greenfield, too. In fact, I like just about every little community in Highland County and each one... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:00:08 EST A 20-hour lesson well-learned http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/5298867/A-20-hour-lesson-well-learned In his children's classic “Winnie-the-Pooh,” A.A. Milne once wrote, “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:15:05 EST Our View: HPD officer’s actions reflect on others http://timesgazette.com/news/community-news-opinion/5297934/Our-View:-HPD-officers-actions-reflect-on-others Hillsboro police officer Brian Butler was honored at Monday night's city council meeting for his courageous action in rescuing a woman from a house fire. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:36:05 EST Yeah, I get a kick out of soccer http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5282369/Yeah-I-get-a-kick-out-of-soccer It is with heaviness in my heart that I deleted the shortcut to Watch ESPN off of my browser today. I am sure many of you, judging by the comments I am more than used... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:31:06 EST Another thing I hadn’t planned on http://timesgazette.com/news/community-news-opinion/5260766/Another-thing-I-hadnt-planned-on Hello, Highland County and beyond, I'm back. Yes, I've been absent from this page for three weeks, but I ran into a busy stretch and then had to help a son move to Rhode Island. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:43:03 EST