Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed Wed, 6 May 2015 18:32:44 EST 1800 Peace will never come until we educate our children In a few years all present children will need jobs. Are we preparing them for this fact? Almost all women will have children. Are we preparing them for this? Many people will get married. Are we preparing them? All families will need to know how to... Wed, 6 May 2015 15:31:47 EST Liking art In appreciating art, a lot has to do with what encouragement you received as a child when you produced your own pieces of art. I know it was that way for me. The usual source is from one's parents. Mine was not. Mine was from my... Wed, 6 May 2015 15:31:45 EST Five important reasons to vaccinate your child You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their... Wed, 6 May 2015 15:01:32 EST 100 years ago with Charlie Miller May 7, 1915Madison County Democrat — Farmers are well along with their spring work. Owing to the dry season for plowing corn many will plant corn this week. The wheat crop is looking... Wed, 6 May 2015 14:31:33 EST If you like food, thank a farmer In Ohio, agriculture is king.While our state has a diverse and growing economy, there is no doubt that agriculture is Ohio's number-one industry. Wed, 6 May 2015 12:51:35 EST Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta time or jail time? In the United States, Cinco de Mayo — like St. Patrick's Day — is for many people just an excuse to drink with friends. Mon, 4 May 2015 15:31:31 EST Don’t blame (just) the judge While scrolling through the always-interesting comments section of The Madison Press website and social media pages, one specific genre of complaint has always stood out to me as the crime and court reporter. Fri, 1 May 2015 16:06:47 EST Community coming with only two hours notice “What about inviting Merlin Eash's family over to our house for supper tonight, on behalf of Merlin's birthday?” my husband, Daniel, asked.It was 4:15 in the afternoon. Fri, 1 May 2015 14:31:39 EST Robins nesting outside kitchen window provide entertainment Our back porch apartment (the one that's about 10 inches tall on top of the light fixture by the door) is occupied again. A lovely mother robin checked it out back in late February, sent lots of old nesting material flying, relined the space and... Fri, 1 May 2015 14:31:38 EST Why choose whole foods over processed? I'm dating a guy who loves to cook, which is great, but he seems to rely on a lot of processed foods. Would it be worthwhile, health-wise, to try to shift him more toward fresh, whole foods? Fri, 1 May 2015 14:31:36 EST When did cute stop being cute? I was rearranging some bookshelves to make room for a few new books when it happened. I was in for a surprise and did not quite know it. There behind some books on my bookshelf was an old family photo album I had not seen in years. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:31:35 EST Just press the delete key “Sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Whoever said this has never had someone speak badly to them. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:31:32 EST Sheep and puppies Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd. I know mine and mine know me.” Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:31:32 EST Money and politics: We need change now I've seen a lot over my decades in politics, and not much alarms me. But I have to be blunt: Money is poisoning our political system. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:11:31 EST Perceptions: How we look at our world As an artist I am told that I should have an unique perception of the world around me and thankfully, I feel I do. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:31:46 EST 100 years ago with Charlie Miller April 30, 1915Madison County Democrat — Mrs. Rebecca Alder entertained a few of her friends at dinner on Sunday, the occasion being her 82nd birthday anniversary. (Rebecca lived to be... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:41:36 EST Pitts column: What’s partisan about fact? “Obama is a Muslim,” it said. “That is a FACT.” Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:01:36 EST The difference of just one I recently watched a video about a man who devotes most of the hours of his day to seeing to the needs of the homeless in Minneapolis. For years, he has slept scant hours because he sees a need that needs met, so he works to meet that... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:01:33 EST It’s National Financial Literacy Month Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman once said, “The number one problem in today's generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy.” Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:41:32 EST No tax cuts for the rich Good grief Congress. Are you really going to give another tax break to those of us who need it least? Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:46:31 EST