Opinion Archive

Letter to the Editor:
Leading the next labor movement

As the President’s promise to bring back jobs and invest in “Buy American, Hire American” flops, as job creation continues to fall below expectations, as unemployment rises, and as union representation hits an all-time low, American workers are suffering at the hands of corporate America. Profits are through the roof in Wall Street, but more [ Read More ]

Letter to the Editor:
Goshen Township partnering with Clermont Senior Services

The Goshen Township Police Department has recently partnered with Clermont Senior Services to implement a Senior Visits Program. Upon referral by a family member, friend, or the senior themselves, a Goshen Township Police Officer will visit the home of an elderly adult living in Goshen and check on their overall well-being. A safety check of [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
A revealing resource book

“I do it myself!” Those are words you’ve been saying practically since you were able to speak. You can get your own drink, button your shirt, pull on your britches, walk yourself downtown, drive yourself around, and figure out life. You’re independent, but in the new book “Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m [ Read More ]

Everybody Has Issues:
The importance of validation

During a commencement speech at Harvard University, Oprah Winfrey said, “The single most important lesson I learned in 25 years talking every single day to people, was that there’s a common denominator in our human experience. The common denominator is we want to be validated. We want to be understood.”  People long to be accepted [ Read More ]

Trump Administration right to focus on baseload power

America’s energy sector has reached an interesting crossroads. After eight years of the Obama Administration working to dismantle the nation’s coal fleet, the Trump Administration has swept into office and upended the apple cart. Earlier this year, Energy Secretary Rick Perry commissioned a study to assess the health of America’s power grid. His subsequent report [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
Dog lovers may ‘bark’ at this one

You always know where your dog is. Right now, for instance, he’s at Doggy Daycare. She’s getting groomed, or she’s at the neighbor’s for a visit. He’s outside or inside or laying right at your feet. No matter where he flops down, you know where your dog is but, as in the new book “Rescued” [ Read More ]

Everybody Has Issues:
Life sneaks up on you

A therapist tells her personal journey Depression does not stroll up to you and introduce itself. No, depression can sneak up on you silently, insidiously gaining ground as you walk through life’s experiences. When I was 28 years old I seemed to have a great life. I had a marketing degree and was working in [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
‘Hungry readers’ will devour this

“Write that down.” Your teacher says that all the time in class. Your parents might say it, as a reminder because sometimes, writing things down can be important. And as you’ll see in the new book, “Kid Authors” by David Stabler, illustrated by Doogie Horner, written words can also be magic. For as long as [ Read More ]

Everybody Has Issues:
Learning how to manage difficult life transitions

Life cycle transitions which are out of our control, especially ones which occur violently (e.g., hurricanes), not only test our ability to adapt, they may leave us disoriented and struggling to cope. Life changes force us to leave behind what is familiar and adjust to new ways of living, even if we feel unprepared. Our [ Read More ]

The Bookworm Sez:
A ‘pretty’ useful guide to beauty

Oh, that’s not good. There’s more hair on your shower drain than there is on your head. Not good at all, but thanks, Chemo, for that and for dry skin, no eyebrows, weight fluctuations, and brittle nails. You’re trying to get better; looking better shouldn’t be so impossible. With “Pretty Sick” by Caitlin M. Kiernan, [ Read More ]

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