Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018

    Gallinas potential

    The revitalization of the Gallinas River Park is among the most significant events that will take place in our beautiful community since we became a city. 

  • Explaining it all, according to what they say

    The original version of this column was distributed in December 2015.


    You know what “they” say:

    What goes around comes around.

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    And I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if that ain’t true.

    I’ve picked up a lot of old sayings through the years, and the older I get the more I recite them. At least I quote the ones I like.

  • Editorial Cartoon Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
  • Tacos vs. taquitos

    A former resident of Las Vegas, Pete Dumont, opened up a little shop on Bridge Street about a dozen years ago. He sold coffee, snacks and used books.

    One of the items always available during Christmas was bizcochitos. Those tasty, crumbly, anise-sprinkled treats are addictive. Or it could be, as my late mother used to say, “If they were available all year long, people would get tired of them and Christmas wouldn’t be special.”

  • Editorial Cartoon Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

     Editorial Cartoon Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

  • Living life with authentic joy

    If you get really really deep down inside your heart, what do you find there? Deep within our heart is the core of what we are each all about.

    What is deep within us shapes our world view and our experiences as we journey through life.

  • ‘This IS our lane’

    The following editorial was recently published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    More than 30,000 Americans are killed by firearms annually, far more than in any other industrialized nation.

    To anyone not in the thrall or the pocket of the National Rifle Association, the cause is clear: America also has far more guns per capita than any industrialized nation, and far looser gun laws.

    It’s why our streets, schools and places of worship are so often engulfed in carnage.

  • Toxic chemicals versus plant life

    The first of a two-part series.

    There are some extremely harmful chemical insecticides, herbicides and other agricultural products unnecessarily being used today on our food, lawns, parks, roadsides and school yards.