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Today's Opinions

  • Finding sanity on the road

    Right before checking into an insane asylum, I hit the open road.  
    Some people meditate. Contort themselves into yoga pretzels and sailors’ knots in an effort to relieve stress.
    I drive.
    Sanity, for me, is found in the silence behind the steering wheel.
    Both my hands grip the wheel at 10 and 2, freeing my mind to wander into the dark corners of things I don’t want to and need to think about.

  • City dog, country dog

    My dogs are city slickers.
    There, as painful as it is to admit, I’ve said it.
    Me? Uh-uh. No way. I’m not a city slicker and, despite some recent unsettling realizations to the contrary, I can prove it.
    It became obvious that my dogs had succumbed to city life when I visited a local farm during my never-ending quest to find the perfect place to hunt deer. (Fact: City slickers don’t hunt, although some of the posers will occasionally wear camouflage.)

  • Lessons learned from gardening mistakes

    I really love silver linings. Sometimes, however, it’s really tough to find them.
    Take this summer for example. We’ve had a high number of insect pests, unseasonably hot weather and record low rainfall. Needless to say, it has been a challenging summer for gardeners and farmers.

  • Lessons learned from gardening mistakes

    I really love silver linings. Sometimes, however, it’s really tough to find them.
    Take this summer for example. We’ve had a high number of insect pests, unseasonably hot weather and record low rainfall. Needless to say, it has been a challenging summer for gardeners and farmers.

  • King a good choice in November

    To the editor:
    For me, most of the major TV stations don’t like reporting some of the things that affect most of us, so I watch Fox News and recently learned that a lot of our tax dollars are going out fraudulently to people who basically get away with robbing the actual taxpayers.

  • Not believing in God is ‘ultimate absurdity’

    To the editor:
    First there is absolutely no evidence against the existence of God. While this is a negative argument, nevertheless, evidence for the existence of God can be found in logic and reason with the use of historical events.

  • By any standard, Jesus is real

    To the editor:
    I am writing in response to Jerry Milburn’s guest column last week regarding faith columnist Jess Thompson’s piece titled “Facts non-believers don’t want to read.”
    Mr. Milburn said that Jesus is not a historical person because he is only found in the Bible, which Mr. Milburn considers unreliable.

  • Seeing more clearly without religion

    To the editor:
    The following is in response Jerry Milburn’s guest column in last week’s paper titled “Facts that Christians want to ignore.”
    I believe as Mr. Milburn. I believe that many non-believers know more about the Bible than believers.
    I have had an interest in religion and the truth since I was in college. After my divorce in 2001, I found I had little money and a lot of time on my hands.