Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION Wed, 27 May 2015 03:43:28 EST 1800 Letter: The time is now for anti-discrimination laws http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/153523658/The-time-is-now-for-anti-discrimination-laws Dear Editor, Tue, 26 May 2015 13:31:31 EST The Information Highway’s dead end http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153718447/The-Information-Highways-dead-end I recently asked Girl Scouts who were touring The Times-Gazette where they get their news. The majority answer was, “Facebook.” Tue, 26 May 2015 11:51:36 EST Protect yourself from identity theft http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153650686/Protect-yourself-from-identity-theft Many of the clients we see at the health department have come in to purchase their birth certificate because they have either lost or had their purse or wallet stolen. They need their birth certificate in order to purchase their replacement drivers... Mon, 25 May 2015 14:31:31 EST A salute to military families http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/153527724/A-salute-to-military-families Each May, we take time as a country to celebrate our veterans, lifting them up for all the sacrifices they have made for the freedoms we have. And doing so is the good and right thing. We wouldn't be the country we are without them. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:41:42 EST Awaken your senses in downtown London http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/153660951/Awaken-your-senses-in-downtown-London I was driving to work through downtown London Friday morning when I first saw the new veterans banners — the long-discussed, much-anticipated, Veterans Memorial Drive banners — hanging on the city street poles. Fri, 22 May 2015 14:36:33 EST Celebrate sweet summertime with sweet corn http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/153625985/Celebrate-sweet-summertime-with-sweet-corn Another school year is coming to a close — fast. Fri, 22 May 2015 14:31:37 EST Amish treasure hunt and homemade strawberry crisp http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/153625734/Amish-treasure-hunt-and-homemade-strawberry-crisp “Grandpa's are coming!” “Grandpa's are coming!” Fri, 22 May 2015 14:31:32 EST Those magnificent May flowers http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/153625493/Those-magnificent-May-flowers The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were sitting on the back porch admiring the close of the day. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting together drinking coffee, glad that another day has quietly slipped by. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:31:33 EST Are there holy days on your calendar? http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/153625405/Are-there-holy-days-on-your-calendar The Catholic Church uses a liturgical calendar to mark our time as we await the Second Coming of Jesus. There are five liturgical seasons: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, and Easter Season. Each season reminds us of the story of our... Thu, 21 May 2015 15:01:32 EST If you seek God — He can be found http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/153611053/If-you-seek-God--He-can-be-found I love spring! (I love winter more, but I do love spring next!) Saturday, May 16, I was standing on the golf course waiting for the foursome ahead of us to hit their approach shot so we could tee off. All of a sudden, I noticed just how noisy it was. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:01:31 EST Painting can be a sacred expression of the soul http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/153600564/Painting-can-be-a-sacred-expression-of-the-soul Most of us don't talk about the soul much. We think we know too little about it to indulge into a conversation regarding it. Even in our churches, we get very little soul food for understanding ourselves. After many, many church services, I am... Wed, 20 May 2015 15:31:35 EST 100 years ago with Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/153084649/100-years-ago-with-Charlie-Miller May 21, 1915Madison County Democrat — Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Biggert will leave shortly for Idaho, where they will visit Mr. George Tway, their son-in-law. Faber Tway will accompany his... Wed, 20 May 2015 14:31:32 EST Ambition with strings attached http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153614022/Ambition-with-strings-attached I've never played a musical instrument, well, unless that flutophone I had to play in elementary school counts for anything (and I think I could still manage a decent “Mary Had a Little Lamb” if it came to it). Wed, 20 May 2015 12:51:31 EST Stopping foreign competitors from cheating Americans http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153535998/Stopping-foreign-competitors-from-cheating-Americans With more than 25 percent of factory jobs in Ohio relying on international customers, it is absolutely vital to grow the number of “Made in America” exports in order to protect Ohio workers and create new good paying jobs. However, when... Tue, 19 May 2015 15:31:35 EST Spring is the season for ticks http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153511379/Spring-is-the-season-for-ticks Spring is the time of year that we start noticing ticks. Maybe you've already found one or two on your dog, or maybe even on the kids. Mon, 18 May 2015 15:31:40 EST Letter: To the man who questioned my service http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/153514005/To-the-man-who-questioned-my-service Dear Editor:This is for the gentleman who I was in the argument with about who should back up and who should pull up to get gas at Fitzy's on April 6. This is not about that. Fri, 15 May 2015 15:31:36 EST Click It or Ticket campaign starts May 18 http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153511501/Click-It-or-Ticket-campaign-starts-May-18 Madison County Safe Communities Coalition is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the county will be stepping up enforcement May 18-31, just ahead of the... Fri, 15 May 2015 15:31:35 EST Backing the blue http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153522426/Backing-the-blue It was less than one minute into the ceremony when my lip began to quiver. I didn't even make it to the first introduction listed in the program.The mood had been set. Fri, 15 May 2015 15:31:31 EST Gloria’s luscious lemon pie http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/153459956/Glorias-luscious-lemon-pie Last week we as a church joined together in preparing an Amish meal that was to be served at the community hall in the town of Robinson, Illinois. Several times each year we do this as a fundraiser for our parochial school or to help pay hospital... Fri, 15 May 2015 14:31:41 EST Time to get grillin’ http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/153487939/Time-to-get-grillin I've always heard — and I believe — that you don't have to look far beyond your own nose to see someone worse off than you. For example, the homeless person on the corner holding a sign obviously has some issues that I... Fri, 15 May 2015 14:31:34 EST