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Today's Opinions

  • No one can predict what will come

    A new year brings new possibilities and promise.

    I look forward to a fresh start in 2009 because I think that 2008 was a hard year and I’m glad to see it’s in the history books.

    There were a lot of good things that happened during the year, but there were a lot more that I found made the year long and tough.

    There was the cold, cold weather and the storms that kept ripping through our community. There were shootings, thievery and death from accidents.

  • Message of Christmas changes with age

    The holidays seem a little bit different this year to me.

  • Surviving Christmas 1960

     

  • An empty house becomes something more

     

     

    For a year and a half, I’ve lived in Grant County. And for a year and a half, I’ve been on my own.

  • Adventures while Christmas shopping

    How many of you were crazy enough to be out and about on Black Friday?

    Hold up your hand if this applies to you.

    My hand is in the air. Yep, I’m one of those goofy people who get up at the crack of dawn, after eating way too much turkey the day before, who looks for bargains.

    I am not, however, one of those people who doesn’t go to sleep Thanksgiving night so they can get the really good bargains.

  • Voiceless in Grant County

    I cannot think of many worse jobs to have than a journalist when you lose your voice.

    I recently had the unfortunate chance to experience this first hand, the day of the election no less.

    For some reason, people do not take you seriously or even acknowledge you at all when your lips move but nothing comes out.

    I should not say that I was completely voiceless, but I may have well been for what good I was worth.

    I tried to communicate by e-mail, but, to my chagrin, not everyone is on call waiting to jump up to respond immediately to my queries.

  • Web site has new look, features

    Change is inevitable. Sometimes it’s a good thing and sometimes it’s not quite what you hoped it would be or in other words a work in progress.

    That’s kind of the way we feel about the look of our new Web site.

    We had grand plans for a Web site that had all the bells and whistles and that would just take your breath away when it popped onto your computer screen.

  • I wish I had a sense of direction

    I’ve got a shameful secret. I am awful with directions.

    Awful doesn’t even really convey how terrible I am with directions. If I stood next to my bed and had directions to my bedroom door, I would end up in my closet. If I was Columbus, I would have discovered the Artic. If I was George Washington leading his men across the Potomac River, I would have ended up in the Gulf of Mexico.