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When being thankful, don’t get hung up on history
/ Sat, 25 Nov 2017 23:45:00 -0500
Just shy of 400 years ago, the Pilgrims held a holiday to give thanks for the wherewithal to survive the winter. Today, as we claw our way back home through the teeming masses, we give thanks for the wherewithal to…
Lloyd Waters: An old man’s lessons on cussing
/ Sat, 25 Nov 2017 23:45:00 -0500
Now, I don’t know if you remember who exactly taught you how to cuss or not, but I will never forget. Oh, you don’t cuss? Forgive me. Nevertheless, you might find this piece a worthy tale.
Driving to Florida is better than taking a plane
/ Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:15:00 -0500
As I do every year, I spent the week before Thanksgiving with my mother in Florida. The vacation wasn't much different from most other times on the Florida Gulf Coast.
Feedback – Nov. 27
/ Sun, 26 Nov 2017 23:45:00 -0500
When Republicans believe women: “It seems to me that Republicans believe women when it’s convenient for them or their party.” — Gail Jackson, Hagerstown
California man’s rocket trip might just fall flat
/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:30:00 -0500
Truth be told, I have no firm, self-gained knowledge that the earth is round. I am taking other people’s word for it, just as I am depending on other people who assure me that water flows downhill because of gravity,…
Feedback – Nov. 28
/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 23:45:00 -0500
Waters’ column relives history: “I was raised in Fairplay. I just read Lloyd “Pete” Waters’ column about Thanksgiving. I read it twice. He brings back history. My grandmother did the same as his.”— George Warrenfeltz, MaugansvilleStay positive:“I wan|
Feedback for Nov. 29
/ Tue, 28 Nov 2017 23:45:00 -0500
Politicians don’t do what they’re supposed to:“The one thing that I notice about most politicians is that none of them seem to do what they promised they are going to do when they are running for office. That includes Republicans,…
Kira Hamman: #MeToo
/ Tue, 28 Nov 2017 23:45:00 -0500
Yeah, me too. A babysitter, when I was 5. A family friend, when I was in middle school. A teacher, when I was in high school.
Thomas A. Firey: A love letter to good teachers
/ Tue, 28 Nov 2017 23:45:00 -0500
The most difficult part of growing older isn’t the burden of adult problems or the slow erosion of physical abilities, but the loss of people who made our world better and happier.
Pot-stirrer decries holiday coffee cup
/ Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:08:00 -0500
Ah, it’s that time of year again. Time to hang colored lights, put on our sweaters, huddle close to the fire and dream up reasons to be angry at Starbucks.
Feedback for Nov. 30
/ Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:45:00 -0500
Deficit blame game:“I think it is strange that Republicans made a big deal out of the deficit when Obama was president (even though George W. Bush created it with the wars), but now, Republicans are ready to pass a so-called…
Letters to the Editor - Dec. 3
/ Sat, 02 Dec 2017 23:45:00 -0500
Opioid addiction is symptom of hopelessnessTo the editor:According to the news, the death rate due to the use of opioids has increased dramatically. It is important to find the reason for that increase if we are to find a solution.When…
In failure, band of liars fortify their targets
/ Sat, 02 Dec 2017 23:45:00 -0500
The band of professional liars known as Project Veritas — lost and lonely souls who try to bait their political opponents into outbursts of bad behavior — has nevertheless been of some use.

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