Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:32:06 EST 1800 Codebreakers, Part Deux http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152124856/Codebreakers-Part-Deux Last week I focused on the code used between parents of school-aged children and their in-laws or parents, a spoken cipher meant to convey certain needs (almost always last minute childcare situations) without actually having to use humiliating... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 01:41:22 EST Weather tradition continues http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152108304/Weather-tradition-continues Marching onward with 2015 and it is time to ponder lions and lambs. After a bitter February, the new month is coming in as a lion but with less ferocious roars. However it is just the turn of the calendar so we can only speculate about this... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 00:41:21 EST Arcanum Trojan Homecoming near http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152108224/Arcanum-Trojan-Homecoming-near The Arcanum Alumni Association cordially invites all alumni to the Trojan Alumni Homecoming (formerly called Arcanum-Butler Alumni Banquet) to come enjoy a good meal and the fellowship of classmates and friends in a relaxed, casual atmosphere on April... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:31:22 EST Winter reflections http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152019244/Winter-reflections As I sit typing this, it is eight below zero with six inches of snow outside. I don't live in Alaska; I live in Indiana. Most people of the northeastern United States would gladly trade our six inches of snow for what they have on the ground in... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:31:21 EST Scrap + arts + music = fun http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152064686/Scrap-+-arts-+-music-=-fun The musicians of Scrap Arts Music are highly skilled, and incredibly enthusiastic about what they do—which is to entertain mightily while creatively fulfilling their aspirations to achieve new artistic heights. Scrap Arts Music is a... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:36:21 EST On and ‘Bout Broadway – March http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152064638/On-and-Bout-Broadway--March March 1 – The Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) Family Theatre presenting “Schoolhouse Rock Line!” at 2 p.m. The award-winning 1970's cartoon series with clever music and lyrics to teach history, math, grammar, science... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:26:21 EST Versatility of coconut oil http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151990096/Versatility-of-coconut-oil Have you noticed the recent outbreak of coconut oil as the latest wonder? It's interesting to note that coconut oil was popular in the United States until the 1970s when the corn and soy oil industries, with the aid of a few biased scientist,... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:11:22 EST Numbers lie http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/152047663/Numbers-lie Sports equates to competition. Sportsmanship is the heart of a game, be it good or bad. I liked sports as a teen and I still do. I am competitive. And I am a fan. I am part of Patriot Nation. I attended the game that was quoted in the opinion article,... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:06:27 EST Church goes hog wild http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152005671/Church-goes-hog-wild Hello to all! Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:51:22 EST It takes a licking and keeps on ticking http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/151990053/It-takes-a-licking-and-keeps-on-ticking Wristlets were delicate watches for women. Real men carried a pocket watch. Small watches hung on a fine change were created for women. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:01:25 EST Codebreakers, part 1 http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/152006330/Codebreakers-part-1 Fridays can get a little dicey for the Swensen clan this time of year. Krista and I both work outside the home on Fridays; I depart a little after 7 and Krista heads to her office at around 9. Usually this schedule presents no problem as I ensure Abby... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:26:21 EST Looking to spring! http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151981618/Looking-to-spring Spring will surely come, it always does but in the meantime we continue to daily watch the weather reports and local news to dress appropriately, find out when we can and cannot make all our schedules. How many days? According to the Farmer's... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:51:21 EST Sometimes you get a pit http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151932416/Sometimes-you-get-a-pit Have you ever been enjoying a nice piece of cherry pie and suddenly come across a cherry pit (seed)? I have, on several occasions in my life. Pits are unexpected and sometimes painful; at the very least they are a nuisance. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:16:26 EST Developing that relationship http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151928916/Developing-that-relationship Flip open your Bible to the New Testament book of 1 John and read the words in chapter 5, verse 14 … “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:41:22 EST The Ukraine http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151940644/The-Ukraine The war drums are beating again through Eastern Europe. The drums are beating so much so, the European Union Times posted a report on Feb. 4 that claims Russia will simultaneously attack Norway and Saudi Arabia sometime in early March (that article... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:31:22 EST Scooter prize in fundraiser http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151826188/Scooter-prize-in-fundraiser Three hundred tickets are being sold in a raffle to benefit Darla Bowman, in memory of husband Ben Bowman, who recently died following complications of a lung transplant. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:11:21 EST Schoolhouse Rock rocks on http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151929114/Schoolhouse-Rock-rocks-on If you are of a certain age, you not only fondly remember the Schoolhouse Rock series of animated cartoons, you also still recall the informative words and infectious music that taught math, grammar, history and more to a generation of students Those... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:46:21 EST A lesson learned in sports http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/151948506/A-lesson-learned-in-sports A local high school basketball game last weekend ended with a score of 137-47. This is an unbelievable lack of class by the winning coach. There are strategies to prevent lopsided scores. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:01:22 EST Subconscious threats http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/151943446/Subconscious-threats Matthew Kelly said “Our lives change when our habits change.” I agree with his observation. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:11:22 EST Getting children immunized http://dailyadvocate.com/news/letters/151901016/Getting-children-immunized Editor: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:26:21 EST