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Today's Opinions

  • I really hate snow!

    My fellow journalists Jennifer Caldwell and Charlotte Underwood have pounded out columns this year sharing their new found enthusiasm for snow. I suppose I could follow suit.

    But, I won’t.

    Nope not me.

    I have enough of this white powdery, slushy stuff to last me at least the next 10 winters.

    That’s right. I am going on record- I can't stand snow.

  • This too shall eventually pass, only if you let it

    Christian author and motivational speaker Barbara Johnson once said, “When you’re in a jam, good friends will bring you bread with peanut butter on it.”

    This week’s story was inspired by two friends who are currently going through two separate and very hard times in their lives. To them, my heart goes out to them and they‘re in my prayers always. And my heart goes out to you, dear reader, if your life has unexpectedly been turned upside down. If that be the case, this week’s story is for you, too.

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  • Do I still hate snow?

    I hate snow.

    Sounds harsh I know, but that’s just the way it is.  

    I don’t really remember when these feelings of loathing started. Maybe it was when my parents moved me to the frozen tundra of the mid-west, and I spent four and a half years slogging through the snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures at the University of Nebraska.

  • A Financial House of Cards

    Democrat Leader James Clyburn of SC said the other day: “we’ve got to spend our way out of this recession.”  This backwards reasoning echoes President Obama’s speech from nearly a year ago when he was promoting his $787 billion stimulus bill.  Remember?  This was the brilliant plan that promised to keep unemployment under eight percent.  It’s been hovering around ten percent for several months now, and is actually closer to 17 percent if you count all those who have quit looking for jobs.  Anyway, Obama was attempting to counter his Con

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  • Has good fiction gone to pot or to zombies?

    One thing I love to do is flip though the New York Times bestseller list and book review section.

    There were some decent titles listed this past week, but one that really caught my attention and not in a good way.

    There’s a book with a rather “unique” subject. And referring to this as unique wasn’t exactly a good thing in this case. Back in 1813, Jane Austen wrote a masterpiece called “Pride and Prejudice.” It’s a beautiful story that has also reached its 100 year mark, making it legally public domain.