Times Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 1 Mar 2015 03:37:17 EST 1800 She was a sweet as she could be http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/152100247/She-was-a-sweet-as-she-could-be It was one of those vacations that seemed jinxed almost before it started. We were headed to Minnesota to visit a high school friend and like my wife and I often did back then, we departed home in the evening, planning to drive all night and straight... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:21:31 EST Can you have more than one hometown? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152047774/Can-you-have-more-than-one-hometown Hometowns are a funny thing for me, mostly because I have a hard time naming just one. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:36:32 EST Cookies, snow, and more cookies http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152032533/Cookies-snow-and-more-cookies Saturday, as those big, fat beautiful flakes of snow were falling all the livelong day, my daughter and I were sorting Girl Scout cookies. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:46:31 EST Small pool will decide mayoral primary http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152000476/Small-pool-will-decide-mayoral-primary Ever since Pam Limes announced her intention to run for mayor last summer, people started speculating on a race between Pam and incumbent Drew Hastings. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:21:31 EST For ‘funs’ or ‘keeps,’ and ‘hudging’ http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151972970/For-funs-or-keeps-and-hudging It was a long time ago, and I almost forgot about it. But I was reminded of it when I saw a story in The Times-Gazette this week about allegedly stolen marbles being found at a local pawn shop. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:56:37 EST One Friday the 13th down, two to go http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151924217/One-Friday-the-13th-down-two-to-go Last week, we survived the first of three Friday the 13ths for 2015. That's right, this year we are lucky enough (note the irony) to have three instances of that fabled and dreaded day. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:46:31 EST How do you see you? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151897011/How-do-you-see-you I may not always, rarely actually, like what I see in the mirror, but I see me as I am, and I don't let that hinder who I am. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:51:32 EST The uptown plaza must be uptown http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151873659/The-uptown-plaza-must-be-uptown When we think logistically of the heart of Hillsboro, we think of the intersection of Main and High streets, where sits our beautiful Highland County Courthouse, a postcard perfect vista that has served as the very symbol of Hillsboro and Highland... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:06:33 EST A gym has a smell to it http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/151846908/A-gym-has-a-smell-to-it Most of my Saturday afternoons for the past several weeks have been spent officiating games for the Highland County Elementary Basketball League. It's a good gig. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:41:32 EST Is it really still just February? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151797978/Is-it-really-still-just-February Am I the only one who thinks that, even though February is the shortest month, it somehow always seems to last the longest? Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:56:32 EST Reminded of words worth living by http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151778196/Reminded-of-words-worth-living-by We all know what the Golden Rule is. We all know we should practice this ethic of reciprocity. But, do we?I came across Luke 6:31 the other day, and what a great reminder. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:21:33 EST New career beckons for Brian Williams http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151751659/New-career-beckons-for-Brian-Williams Brian Williams done went and did it, if you'll pardon the colloquialism. Mon, 9 Feb 2015 14:21:31 EST It sure was a fun place to be http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/151725097/It-sure-was-a-fun-place-to-be It's basketball season, in case you didn't know, and most nights this time of year our sports editor, Robert Stegbauer, is out covering a game somewhere or other. Sometimes, when he returns we'll discuss the game, and maybe even... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 19:11:31 EST Can-canning with Rockin’ Rod http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/151672024/Can-canning-with-Rockin-Rod To start off this column, here's a simple fact that none of us likes to admit: Assuming is a part of human nature. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 15:36:31 EST Don’t hold back, let the tears flow http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151651006/Dont-hold-back-let-the-tears-flow I cry. It's not something I make any bones about. I just cry. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 16:36:37 EST What to do if by accident you win http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151620642/What-to-do-if-by-accident-you-win This is the last of a four-part series about running for office. Today: What to do if by accident you win. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:31:31 EST Good friends are special, indeed http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151598489/Good-friends-are-special-indeed Good friendships are not something you come across every day. The really good ones take time to develop, and often require hurt to be felt and overcome, patience, and the understanding of the others' shortcomings and mistakes before they fully... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:36:32 EST Rising and (sometimes) shining http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151545841/Rising-and-(sometimes)-shining Dysania (noun) – The state of having a hard time waking up and getting out of bed in the morning. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:51:32 EST Trying to figure out getting older http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/151532679/Trying-to-figure-out-getting-older I'm no spring chicken, but I'm not old either. At least I don't think of myself as old.But it's recent years that aging as been at the foremost of my thoughts. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:36:33 EST Door to door, people will lie to you http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151490833/Door-to-door-people-will-lie-to-you This is the third in a four-part series about running for office. Today's topic: Hitting the campaign trail. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:01:32 EST