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Columns

  • COLUMN: Thanks for making 2010 a tremendous year

    Column as I see ’em …
    Now that 2010 is in the books, a shout out goes to each and every one of our readers and advertisers for making the year an outstanding one.
    It’s no secret that nationally, newspapering is a tough nut to crack these days. Large daily metro papers have really taken it on the chin, losing readers and advertisers at an alarming rate.

  • COLUMN: Letters from the past

    My friends are amazing. Throughout every stage of my life, I’ve been blessed to have friends that I’m sure I couldn’t live without.
    Between Christmas and New Year’s, I took a much-needed vacation and was able to catch up with several of those amazing friends, and I even rediscovered a few gems that reminded me how blessed I’ve been to keep such wonderful people in my life.

  • COLUMN: New year good time to break old habits

    OK, repeat after me, two sticks, two sticks.
    That’s how I’m going to try to remember to write 2011, not 2010, anymore.
    Writing the date on something comes almost automatically, but when it first gets here it seems to take us a while to adjust and stop writing the old year. Hopefully, the two sticks mantra will help.
    Each new year offers an opportunity for a fresh start. It’s a time to make changes in our lives, or at least to make resolutions for change. But change is hard, usually. Habits are hard to change.

  • Make a positive difference in the world in 2011

    Well, this is my last column in The Anderson News for 2010. I should make it memorable. I should do a highlight of events that have affected our lives in the past year. I should, but my memory stinks.

  • Resolutions aren’t my thing

    With the year about to come to a close, I thought I would get brutally honest with myself — and with you, readers — and evaluate my “New Year’s resolutions” column from this time last year.
    Back then, I revealed four New Year’s resolutions and said, “by my calculations, with all the resolutions I’ve broken in the past, I’m due to make a resolution that will actually stick.”
    Well, if you want to look at it literally, I’m a success — I made a single resolution that actually stuck.

  • COLUMN: Show me the statute

    We’ve come to a sad pass when unelected bureaucrats in Frankfort can mislead us in order to protect their little fiefdoms.
    That government officials would make misleading statements (OK, lies) should not come as a shock. The interchangeable cast of characters in D.C. does so with regularity, including that costs would go down if the government “fixed” health care. If you don’t work for local government and pay for your own health insurance, please raise your hand if your premiums were reduced this year.
    Didn’t think so.

  • COLUMN: Stuck between ice and more ice

    There are times in life when it is OK, or even preferred, to want to be the center of attention. The day you are born, your wedding day, or maybe a high school or college graduation, for instance.
    Friday, however, was not one of those days for me, but I stole the spotlight for a few minutes anyway.
    Anyone who has ever visited our office or driven by it on US 127 knows we have quite a hill to climb to work each morning.

  • COLUMN: 2010 is shaping up snowier than 1989

    By Shawn Crowe

  • COLUMN: Trusty tricks to battle winter’s worst

    Well, we had a little weather. I’m still hiking up the hill. When the ice man cometh, he brings all kinds of challenges.
    Shoveling an 800-foot drive by hand is not my idea of a swell time, but it does give you lots of time to think and appreciate nature. After all, it’s just a little water, and look at all the mayhem it caused.

  • COLUMN: Gift cards, donations will help animals

    This holiday season, please remember the homeless dogs and cats at the animal shelter.
    While most of us are spending time with our families, these animals have no family, and no home, to call their own. Here are some ways you can help this holiday season:
    Most pets that arrive at shelters and rescues are frightened in their new surroundings.
    And sadly, many are forced to sit and sleep on hard cement floors that are hot in the summer and cold in the winter, since shelters and rescues don’t normally have the budget to supply soft bedding.