Commentary

July 4th a Commentary

July 4th – a time for family and friends, BBQs and cookouts, fireworks and lots of cheer for a people who are free. But more importantly it is a time for reflection. Reflection of the past two hundred thirty five years and what the Declaration of Independence stands for even today. I contemplate what liberty…

Should old acquaintance be forgot…

It’s never easy losing a friend but sometimes it’s for the best and other times it simply can’t be avoided. I want to tell you about three close friends I’ve lost. Despite the previous disclaimer, all of these incidents have been my choice. I could have done the “Grin and bear it” routine. I made…

Commentary: Mike Parish

Okay boys and girls, it’s mid-December, the area is dotted with Salvation Army bell ringers, the little fat man with the long white beard and jolly “HO! HO! HO!” is being sighted everywhere, there’s streusel and wassail, fresh evergreen trees with lights and ornaments as families gather round the hearth and all of this can…