Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:11:27 EST 1800 None of us were chosen for the focus group http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/4492855/None-of-us-were-chosen-for-the-focus-group “What do I care if they didn't choose me,” Herb said. “Bunch of nonsense anyway. Whoever heard of a focus group anyway?” Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST It’s spring again http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/4551485/Its-spring-again I really didn't know if my wife and I would make it through the winter, and here it is, a new fresh, green spring again. Tinges of green is showing up in the tree tops and fresh flowers growing at their base. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/4551356/100-Years-Ago-With-Charlie-Miller April 24, 1914Madison County Democrat — American Forces now ashore in Mexico, total more than 500 men. The result of fighting is three dead and 23 wounded at Vera... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ohio law addresses oil and gas well waste http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/4256108/Ohio-law-addresses-oil-and-gas-well-waste When someone installs an oil and gas well on my property, is there any waste? If so, what kind? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Better keep the plumbers phone number handy http://madison-press.com/news/editorial-opinion-opinion_columns/4530002/Better-keep-the-plumbers-phone-number-handy Spring has finally arrived and I am sure that you have started on that list looking for places that caused the pipes to freeze last winter. If not, keep the plumbers phone number in a place you will remember so you won't have to look for it when... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Stopping credit report errors http://madison-press.com/news/editorial-opinion-opinion_columns/4480736/Stopping-credit-report-errors Your credit report has an enormous impact on your financial future. Banks, credit card companies, and employers all reference credit reports when they decide whether to make a loan to a potential customer or offer a job to a prospective employee. That... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST It takes some D.A.R.E.ing do http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4504617/It-takes-some-D.A.R.E.ing-do When we started D.A.R.E. in Madison County 25 years ago, I used to say that kids are kids no matter what age. That's not entirely true today due to the challenging environments kids face every day. That's not to say that there... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Here’s what to do with those ‘rabbit’ eggs http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/4516161/Heres-what-to-do-with-those-rabbit-eggs The spring holidays, whether Christian, Jewish or secular signify renewal, freedom from oppression, a rebirth of sorts. They are partially a celebration of all the best things about the season. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST We have been doing a lot of spring cleaning http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/4516048/We-have-been-doing-a-lot-of-spring-cleaning It's already Thursday, the deadline for me to get this column out in the mail. This week our five children are home on spring break. The boys have been cleaning out the barn and hauling manure. The girls have been helping with the spring... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Labeling genetically modified foods http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/4516005/Labeling-genetically-modified-foods I'm surprised that genetically modified foods aren't required to be labeled. Why aren't they? Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A pedicure that cured all my pet peeves http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/4504406/A-pedicure-that-cured-all-my-pet-peeves Since I was a young person, I always had some pets around. Most of these have been dogs, hunting dogs in particular. And I loved my pets. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST What does Easter mean to you? http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/4504226/What-does-Easter-mean-to-you Luke records these words, “When they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified Him there.” (Luke 23:33) The death of Jesus Christ is one of the most important events in history. His birth is the first most important because... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Where did the Old Testament come from? http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/4503795/Where-did-the-Old-Testament-come-from The obvious starting point is God. Unlike the Koran, the Hebrew Scriptures do not claim to be dictated by God. They are recognized as the writings of men whom God inspired. But there were a lot of such writings, so who decides what is included? You... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sometimes as I paint the subject reveals itself http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/4492975/Sometimes-as-I-paint-the-subject-reveals-itself I might have a main idea when I start, but as I paint, a vague idea may take on a different form than I first visualized. I may see forms in the paint that open more ideas or maybe help define vague ideas into more detailed visual forms. Even in some... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns/4493107/100-Years-Ago-With-Charlie-Miller April 17, 1914Madison County Democrat — Mrs. James Timmons and baby are the guests of her sister, Mrs. Ella Fitzgerald, at Gillivan. (The baby would have been Robert... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST You need a catchy phrase for the worms http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/4492818/You-need-a-catchy-phrase-for-the-worms Dewey and Emily were the first to finish their lunches, and the two sweethearts whispered together at the nearby coffee machine while the rest of the valley's first focus group finished up. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Jesus lived in a police state http://madison-press.com/news/editorial-opinion-opinion_columns/4480692/Jesus-lived-in-a-police-state “There is no evidence that Jesus himself openly advocated violent actions. But he was certainly no pacifist. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I have not come to bring peace, but the sword.” (Matthew 10:34 |... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Life near the Mexican border http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/3955841/Life-near-the-Mexican-border “You have no rights here!” barked a U.S. Border Patrol agent to a resident of Arivaca, Arizona who was passing through a Customs and Border Protection checkpoint 23 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to the editor http://madison-press.com/news/letters/4148412/Letter-to-the-editor Recognizing our outstanding JA volunteersTo the editor: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST When schizophrenia traps a teenage mind http://madison-press.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/4115968/When-schizophrenia-traps-a-teenage-mind Schizophrenia can be a very misunderstood disease of the brain. It creates an altered perception of reality that seems very real to those whose minds are impacted by the disease. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST