Times Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION http://timesgazette.com/section/OPINION Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:13:23 EST 1800 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 00:01:00 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 00:01:00 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 00:01:00 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 00:01:00 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 00:01:00 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 00:01:00 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 00:01:00 EST Lions, and greasers, and witches – oh my! http://timesgazette.com/news/community-news-opinion/5237677/Lions-and-greasers-and-witches--oh-my Jack Kerouac once said, “The only truth is music.”But, to expand on that, I can't help but think another truth is this: It's nearly impossible to find someone who doesn't like music. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Bombs bursting in air’ made me feel like a kid http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5224374/Bombs-bursting-in-air-made-me-feel-like-a-kid Every year, no matter where I am, I watch a fireworks show on the Fourth of July. This year, as I made the trip to my mom's in Indianapolis, I thought about how this would be the first year without going to see an organized fireworks... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Should Facebook toy with moods? http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5213139/Should-Facebook-toy-with-moods The news last week that Facebook recently conducted an experiment designed to test whether the emotions of its users could be manipulated brought about a firestorm that is bewildering. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Life from the tips of one’s toes http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion/5179982/Life-from-the-tips-of-ones-toes In my 22 years on this Earth, there are a few things I have gotten to know quite well: chairs, stepladders and the tips of my toes. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘I think I can, I think I can’ http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5171941/I-think-I-can-I-think-I-can A couple weeks ago, my family and I, along with some friends, set out for an extended kayak trip down Paint Creek. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The airport offers lots of entertainment http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5156414/The-airport-offers-lots-of-entertainment I used to do a lot of commercial flying, and while I didn't mind the flying itself, I hated the airports. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST More than just buffers http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5124428/More-than-just-buffers At 22 years old, I'm probably too young to use the phrase “back in my day.” Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST If you want to be seen differently, chew gum http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5115200/If-you-want-to-be-seen-differently-chew-gum Projecting a better perception of yourself to others could be as simple as popping some Wrigley's into your mouth.That sounds silly, right? But, hear me out. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST The special rhythm of a vacation http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5100167/The-special-rhythm-of-a-vacation Lora and I took a vacation to Myrtle Beach last week with my daughter, my son-in-law, and two granddaughters. Here is how the week went. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Unexpected rain, souvenirs, and things we can’t change http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5065493/Unexpected-rain-souvenirs-and-things-we-cant-change We all know the overused phrase, “Don't judge a book by its cover.” We know it, we say it … but we all do it anyway. Judging is a part of human nature that we can't seem to shake. We say you can judge someone by the... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Football is the ballet of the masses’ http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5055434/Football-is-the-ballet-of-the-masses On Thursday, I sat at my desk, the sounds of the first match of the 2014 World Cup mingling with the clicks of computer mice and keyboard keys in the newsroom.They are lovely sounds really. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST On local officials and public records http://timesgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5035439/On-local-officials-and-public-records Last week, The Times-Gazette reported on the results of an audit that tested how various government offices around Ohio responded to public records requests, and when it came to the performance of local officials the results were very good, which was... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST I always wondered about that http://timesgazette.com/news/community-news-opinion/5030595/I-always-wondered-about-that After part of an old building was torn down behind The Times-Gazette a week ago, I received an email from Chris Duckworth, executive editor and director of publications for the Columbus Museum of Art. Mr. Duckworth has family connections in Highland... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST