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Today's Opinions

  • Prepare for the New Year

    Another year is over and the New Year begins. Wait, is it really January 11, 2017 already. Well many would say, this month’s half over already.

    So it goes in most of our lives. We start off with great expectations of the year, the month, the week, or even a given day, only to realize, it’s almost over and I haven’t even got started yet.

  • A Christmas to remember

    I was home sick last Wednesday and Thursday with the stomach bug that has apparently been going around the county.

    Being home sick gave me a lot of free time to think about things I normally wouldn’t have time to think about. My mind kept going back to all the Christmas festivities that I was a part of this year. 2016 has been a great year for me as I got engaged to my fiancée Danielle Sexton and 2017 will be even better as we are getting married.

  • Life expectancy did what?

    A new year is a time resolutions, it brings about a need in people to want to change things and do things differently. A new year is kind of like starting over. The unfortunate truth about resolution is that they rarely stick. Probably because we are creatures of habit, habits are hard to break, healthy habits are even harder to create. Now before you get up in arms I’m not telling anyone they need to eat their veggies, but I recently read an article on NPR’s website that shocked me. It was about the life expectancy in the US dropping for the first time since 1993.

  • Balloons and kindness

    I always tell my boys to be kind no matter what. They should never say unkind words because you never know what kind of day a person has had or what they are going through. Someone’s bad day can often be your own misfortune when they lash out at you from their own frustration, but if you smile and say something kind the situation is usually diffused instantly.

  • Handel’s Messiah and my boys

    Handel’s Messiah is a beautiful piece that illustrates the story of Jesus Christ from the prophecy and promise of the Redeeming Messiah to His birth “For unto us a child is born” all the way through His life and death ending with the “expectation of our own resurrection” and finally closing with the infamous Hallelujah Chorus. Pair all that with an amazing choir and the Historic Pilcher organ at Saint Catherine’s and you have an amazingly warm and uplifting musical experience. Did I mention this was a free event?

  • The power of words
  • The true meaning of Thanksgiving

    Last Thursday was Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The national holiday is celebrated each year by Americans as they spend the day with family and give thanks for all the blessings in their lives. Many people often share their reflections with others as well in a group setting.

  • The voice inside your computer

    Personal Virtual Assistants (PVA) are the voices inside your computer that not only talk to you, but you can talk back to, and your PVA will understand you.

    Now I have talked to my computer for years, and much of what I said to my computer is not suitable to be printed here. But now, there is a distinct possibility that my computer will actually understand me, and possibly take my remarks personally. Guess I should watch what I say around my computer?