Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:59:36 EST 1800 Those were the days, my friends http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150358174/Those-were-the-days-my-friends John Flynn writes songs “in the key of us,” rather than those self-indulgent tunes written “in the key of me” by many contemporary folk artists. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:47:13 EST Time running out for voters to learn more about Judicial candidates http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/150312111/Time-running-out-for-voters-to-learn-more-about-Judicial-candidates Election Day is less than two weeks away. Before voting, I encourage you to do two things: educate yourself about judicial candidates and vote all the way to the end of your ballot. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:36:09 EST In a dark room http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150313919/In-a-dark-room Once in a while I'll receive an emailed question, or entertain one face-to-face, from a faithful reader that goes something like, “Are you really as nice a guy as you seem from your column?” Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:12:06 EST Indian corn – a fall favorite http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150308256/Indian-corn--a-fall-favorite The sound of rustling leaves and the aroma of smoke from wood-burning fireplaces are hallmarks of autumn. The fall harvest season wouldn't be complete without ears of Indian corn embellishing the decor in homes and businesses. From wreaths to... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:29:04 EST Elephant walk http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150308225/Elephant-walk “So who was the rump?” I asked my sister June.“Carol, of course,” she replied. “I made it.”Hard to argue that fact. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:24:07 EST Support our local school http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150305678/Support-our-local-school On Nov. 4, the Arcanum-Butler Local School District will be asking the voters to approve a 0.75 percent income tax RENEWAL for the next five years. This is not a request for additional money. The 0.75 percent income tax generates approximately... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:21:08 EST Knee issue getting resolved http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150138909/Knee-issue-getting-resolved For about three weeks now, my knee has shown much improvement. Finally!I underwent arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus on my left knee on March 20, but my troubles started about a week before I fell on that knee on Jan. 19. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:28:07 EST Solving our spending problem is the key to saving Medicare http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/150252404/Solving-our-spending-problem-is-the-key-to-saving-Medicare This time of year, many seniors in our area have questions about Medicare, as Medicare Open Enrollment is from now until December 7. That's why my office stands ready to assist any constituents who may have questions about the Medicare Open... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:52:07 EST Review of the Law Enforcement Study Committee http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/150264644/Review-of-the-Law-Enforcement-Study-Committee As I travel west central Ohio, I continue to hear concerns about the growing drug problem in our region—and how it is affecting the entire state. I have always been in favor of fighting drugs because they tear our families apart and cripple the... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:37:06 EST Fun, fun, fun http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150276362/Fun-fun-fun One of my favorite childhood memories is of the safe, spooky fun I enjoyed while listening to ghostly tales spun at Halloween parties. They gave me chills, filled me with wonder, and often left me seeking answers to the unexplained mysteries... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:38:10 EST Limitations of socializing http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150276400/Limitations-of-socializing A couple of weeks ago I was floating down the Mississippi on a riverboat with my in-laws. I wanted to visit with everyone on the boat. The place I found that I could see nearly everyone, sooner or later, was in the bar area. Which got me thinking of... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:38:08 EST Gloria’s birthday present and mouth-watering barbecue pizza http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150261686/Glorias-birthday-present-and-mouth-watering-barbecue-pizza Dear friends both far and wide, Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:36:08 EST Photography..a record of time http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150261548/Photography..a-record-of-time I remember as a small child that I enjoyed looking at pictures. I especially enjoyed this when I was visiting my great grandmother and my grandmother. As you can see photography is a family tradition in my family. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:31:07 EST Excesses, new and old, in political campaigns http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/150261233/Excesses-new-and-old-in-political-campaigns Recent bantering in online comments about the huge amounts spent in modern presidential campaigns got me to thinking. Is our spending on this unprecedented? I decided to do a little research, to learn how our ancestors dealt with this event, and was... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:09:14 EST Wayne HealthCare nurse contract negotiations http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health-opinion/150249414/Wayne-HealthCare-nurse-contract-negotiations It was with a great deal of disappointment that the Wayne HealthCare (WH) negotiating team, Administration and the Board of Trustees read the recent “press release” and comments from members of the Wayne Professional Nurses Association... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:56:07 EST Halloween celebration this Sunday http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150227859/Halloween-celebration-this-Sunday Rainy weather has slowed autumn's harvest of farm crops. Perhaps fields will be open and busy by the time this column appears. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:12:15 EST Boulders, mountains and moons http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150227796/Boulders-mountains-and-moons The author Kurt Vonnegut wrote that it might be a great mistake that the universe contains matter that “…can think and feel. It complains so.” Often, “it” (i.e., we) also thinks quite poorly. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:08:15 EST Politics and religion http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150185939/Politics-and-religion (Houston, Texas, October 2014) “The battle over a controversial equal rights ordinance is heating up in Houston, Texas, with revelations that the city has subpoenaed church sermons, among other documentation, from five local faith... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:13:11 EST Generation Square dedicated http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150220883/Generation-Square-dedicated Generation Square was established in 2012 by the Arcanum Garden Club on the grounds of the former Arcanum High School and Elementary building(s) on North Main Street. Earlier this month on Oct. 5 a ceremony was held to dedicate the new trees, urns,... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:07:08 EST Ingredients for Christian strength http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150175241/Ingredients-for-Christian-strength Let's say you came over to my home and told me you were hungry.“Oh, I can take care of that; let's go into the kitchen” is my joyful reply. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:38:08 EST