Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:27:12 EST 1800 Succulents: Summertime http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/308825/Succulents:-Summertime Summer and succulents just naturally go together. Succulents make excellent container plants because they're easy to grow and need almost no care. You have heard “all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti” That is... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Talent in magic shows http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/307455/Talent-in-magic-shows Our humble home was the site of two great magic shows last week. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dial it forward http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/314275/Dial-it-forward The phone sat by the toy box. It's eyes rolling and forth when pulled around the room.“These kids will not know what an old phone was like,” said an adult at the twin's birthday party. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Churches help needy http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/307459/Churches-help-needy Humanity turning on itself is front page news this week. The innocence destroyed when the Malaysian airliner was apparently shot out of the air leaves a sickening taste of war and sorrow for those caught in the deadly actions of the organized military... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Arcanum High School class reunions http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5323232/Arcanum-High-School-class-reunions Attention Arcanum High School Class of 1994! Mark your calendar's for homecoming weekend this fall to celebrate 20 years! Cards will be mailed shortly with the following information. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Another highlight in son’s life http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5255375/Another-highlight-in-sons-life I want to thank everybody who watched out for my son, Jamie, when he went with the Ansonia and Greenville American Legion posts to the Cincinnati Reds ballgame last Sunday. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Who needs to worship http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5285379/Who-needs-to-worship WORSHIP?Who needs to worship anyway?WE ALL DO!! Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Heart or duty? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5285438/Heart-or-duty I've heard members of the clergy say, “Ninety percent of the work is done by 10 percent of the people.” I'm not sure if there is any way to test the accuracy of that statement, but in any organization, not just churches, it... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST But it’s a dry heat - lies of the devil http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5299015/But-its-a-dry-heat---lies-of-the-devil Having been raised in the Midwest, I had always heard the saying, “It's a dry heat,” but never really gave it much thought. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST No small roles http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5295011/No-small-roles When one participates in theatre, one experiences the true meaning of community. As the old maxim states, in theatre there are no small roles. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Follow through is key http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5305606/Follow-through-is-key Everyone's time is precious. Our personal time is a commodity that can never be replenished. So lack of time may be the number one excuse for a lack of follow through. People come up with great ideas that look good on paper and garner enough... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Gender parties: Announcement of new life on earth http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5295052/Gender-parties:-Announcement-of-new-life-on-earth Gender parties, the latest party trend for announcing the gender of your baby to family and friends and sometimes even one or both of the parents. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Vulnerable http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5269535/Vulnerable Believe it or not. It's your choice. However, before you decide be aware. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The new math http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5273745/The-new-math We all grew up learning that 1 + 1 + 1 = 3. As a parent to the amigos named Abby, Daniel and Luke, however, I can tell you that the answer to the above equation can vary considerably, depending on certain circumstances. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Life-teaching moment revealed http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5160882/Life-teaching-moment-revealed When was the last time you did something wrong? If an answer doesn't immediately pop up in your mind, think about it for a minute then continue reading. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Roadways getting upgraded http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5265151/Roadways-getting-upgraded Wow! Detours for road and bridge repair are always a part of summer as we dread the orange cones lined up to turn us away or at least slow us down. But this year they seem to be everywhere as you travel our area. Richmond is going to take some back... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Is believing that you’re right enough? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5236963/Is-believing-that-youre-right-enough George Washington died at 67 years of age. On Dec. 13, 1799, this hero of the Revolution woke up in the night not feeling very well. He had been soaked by rain the day before and now felt chilled to the bone; labored breathing, feverish, with a sore... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Anything and everything http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5255472/Anything-and-everything The Arcanum Historical Society will be holding their annual Anything and Everything Rummage Sale on Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm. at the historical building at 123 W. George St. Among... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Darke a celebrating county http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5207870/Darke-a-celebrating-county Darke County is one celebrating area. We've already have had several, with some more on the radar.I'm excited about the Annie Oakley Festival coming to York Woods. It's... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The blame game http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5248583/The-blame-game To everything there is a reason, that's a given, but it doesn't have to be reason enough for quitting, giving up or staying stuck. The blame game makes sure nothing ever changes in a life except the excuses and there can be a bevy of... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST