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Just My Opinion: What We should Cherish on Thanksgiving … Part II

A few days ago we posted my original to be thankful list, and since then I’ve had a couple of new entries that I wanted to share. First here’s the premise and then the...

Just My Opinion: What are you reading?

These are strange and difficult times – the likes of which have become the subject of numerous science fiction books about pandemics, from A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe...

Just My Opinion: Recognizing the threats and our weaknesses, the opportunities and our strengths

Earlier I had written an angry column, berating those politicians who were late to the game, who delayed taking definitive action that would have begun to test people earlier to determine if...

Just My Opinion: If not now…when?

Republicans, who have received millions of dollars in contributions from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun rights’ groups, have said this isn't a time for "politics," but a time for "thoughts and...
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Just My Opinion: Three Celebrations, One Underlying Message

The flame from Chanukah’s first candle flickers, the star atop a Christmas tree sheds its light elegantly, and the candles of Kwanzaa's kinara speak of hardship and of hope. Light. It’s the light that seems to...

Just my opinion: Winners and Losers – Election 2016

Sitting around the day before this BIG election. Tired of watching the political broadcasts. Dizzy from looking at polls that don’t mean a heck of a lot. Liar this, crook, unfit, inappropriate, FBI who...

Just My Opinion: What are you reading?

The other day, I asked friends on Facebook what they’re reading in these days of “home confinement.” After all, we do have a bit more time to read, and it’s great to...

Just My Opinion: Not the time for a government media bailout

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, both from Rhode Island, and more than a dozen of their colleagues are calling on government to provide a bailout for a beleaguered news media,

Just my Opinion: Remembering the Blizzard of ‘78

This story was originally published on February 5, 2018, it has been republished because of its historical significance. The predictions were far less than the outcome....

Just My Opinion: What We Should Truly Cherish This Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck... Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that's...

Just My Opinion: What are you reading? (Part 3 of 3)

Part three of three of “What are you reading,” answers to a Facebook post in which I asked friends to tell me what they were reading. In these days of “home confinement”...

Just My Opinion: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

This story was originally written on Jan. 15, 2016. Tomorrow – Sunday – is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, celebrated on Monday as a federal holiday. How far have we come as a nation since...

Just My Opinion: Celebrating Labor and Labor Day

At outdoor barbeques today, at family gatherings, at the beaches and everywhere that Americans spend their Labor Day holiday, few will reflect upon the sacrifices that made this a national holiday, and on the...

Just My Opinion: ‘Send in the Clowns’

What I remember most of my one big day as a clown in Ringling Brothers was the look on the faces of the kids as I climbed into the seats at the old Washington...