Today's Opinions

  • What is the rush?

    We live in a fast forward society.

    We want our information now, our coffee in an instant and our packages expressed.

    This leaves me wondering- what’s the hurry?

    I question this pace even more when it comes to our children, especially our girl children.

    It seems that not only are they in a hurry to grow up, they have begun to take matters into their own hands physically forcing the hands of time forward.

    Little girls no longer look little. Older girls look even older.

  • Why America needs health care

    I am in beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina, as I write this. Buenos Aires is the capital of the world’s best steaks and the one and only Tango.

  • Getting connected

    In recent months city newspapers have been tanking left and right.

    It seems like the biggest publications are barely hanging on in these times of economic uncertainty, and some of them are just plain going broke.

    In fact, I have read several stories from some of the larger news organizations about the dismal hope of future monetary gains for newsprint even after the current recession is over.

    On any given day I can see thousands of students on The University of Tennessee campus 'plugged in' to headphones and iPods and cell phones.

  • Editorial Cartoon
  • The "Eye"

    Picture this:  You wake up one morning and everything seems perfect. Your paycheck is more than you thought it would be, your car runs right for a change, and you enter your favorite store to buy that thing you always wanted.

    You walk through the front door and then, without warning, it happens. You see “them.” You know who “them” is. “Them” is that he or she that did something so catastrophic, and made life horrible for you. What’s worse is they see you in return.

    So, what do you do?

  • Change can be hard

    Change is not easy.  

    I’ll be the first to admit it.  If you want to know how well I have handled it historically, just ask my parents how I responded to the news that we were moving cross country just weeks after my high school graduation.  

    I can assure you it was not pretty.

    With that little confession out of the way, I will now readily admit over the years I have learned that change is a necessary evil.  Without it there is no moving forward or even backward for that matter.

  • Al Gore Appointed Propaganda Czar

    Denver breaks 104 year old cold temperature record as Arctic chill sets in.  

    Coldest ever first half of October in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  

    Chicago: Chilliest October in 133 years.  

    Earliest snow of record in Pennsylvania.  

    Coldest early October ever in Lincoln, Nebraska.  

    Record lows in Central Florida.  

    Record snowfall in Pocatello, Idaho.