Times Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:45:06 EST 1800 Fairfield hits a home run http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/150298427/Fairfield-hits-a-home-run When Tom Purtell, the Fairfield Local School's man for all seasons, put out a news release a few days ago saying the school would be hosting a press conference to announce its new baseball coach, it piqued my interest, especially since the... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:28:07 EST Thinking about traffic jams http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/150263649/Thinking-about-traffic-jams “A good science fiction story should be able to predict, not the automobile, but the traffic jam,” author Frederik Pohl once said. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:56:06 EST It’s all in how you look at it http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150248932/Its-all-in-how-you-look-at-it I remember as a child my grandmother watching the nightly news, and more often than not she would lament the fall of humanity into such dark times. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:03:08 EST What we really care about is food http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150224947/What-we-really-care-about-is-food Our community may have ongoing assaults, thefts, drug problems, education challenges, weather catastrophes and political campaigns and debates, but what we really care about is food.That's right, food. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:16:15 EST 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