Category: Views

Opinions and Essays

News or Hype?

I know it has never really been this way, but in an ideal journalism world, news is reported not made by the media. In truth – especially during political seasons (which seem to be perpetual nowadays) – the media decides what we should think…

Ever the Optimist

I heard a new definition of pessimist recently. A pessimist is an optimist with experience. I am, as the song from South Pacific goes – a cockeyed optimist. I haven’t quite made it to pessimist, but I do have my days. There are many…

Yes and No. Yes or No.

I’ve been a community and church volunteer for most of my adult life. It’s taken me this long to learn the best advice for being trusted and trustworthy. “No,” and “Yes,” are complete sentences. No, is a complete sentence. Too often we use the…

Irritated Worrywart? NEVER!

Do not, under any circumstances, leave your purse or wallet in the car, or anything else of value. Never, ever. A friend and I were out of town on Sunday. She parked in a parking lot and when I got out of the car,…

A Rooster Tale – Happy 2016

  When I was a kid, we lived in a trailer house on my grandparents’ place. They had a farm with requisite chicken coop, cows, and garden. It was also the residence of the meanest rooster God ever created. It had wild red eyes…

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