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Today's Opinions

  • The cart before the horse


    The two old men sat on their usual bench in the afternoon sun, sharing stories and opinions from years of friendship. 

    “You know, I went to my grandson’s house for supper last week. Dangest way of doing things nowadays.  When I was young, we ate supper in the kitchen, and went to the outhouse for our business.  Now they eat supper outside and the toilet is inside, bigger and fancier than most kitchens.  Maybe I’m getting old, but it just seems backwards to me. “

  • Inequality in our sports coverage


    Believe it or not, we strive to do our jobs well here at The Springfield Sun. My goal each time I walk into the building is to provide fair news coverage for the readers of this newspaper.

    A phone call last week prompted me to verify my approach.

  • Opposites attack


    If you truly know me and Cindy, then you can understand the phrase “opposites attract.”  Actually, that is a misinterpretation.  The phrase should be “opposites attack.”

     Cindy and I are just not on the same sheet of music.  We disagree on almost everything, even small things, and it leads to some pretty bazaar arguments that resemble old “Abbott and Costello” comedy routines.

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    Dear Editor,

  • Listen before telling your own beliefs


    We had just left the Hindu temple when I noticed the red dot on my mother’s forehead. It was the “tilaki,” the third eye or mind’s eye, associated with many Hindu gods, also symbolizing the idea of meditation and spiritual enlightenment. I, a recent graduate of a high school education, feeding on my scholastic possibilities, feeling strong in my evangelical superiority, upbraided my mother: “You let them mark you! And, that’s a false religion.”

  • Bud and Geneva’s sons


    . . . and their grandsons.

    More about that in just a minute.
    Washington County High School does a lot of things well, but do you know what they do great?
     It’s their Veteran’s Day program, which they have been holding for the past several years.
    I’ve been told by many people that I ought to stop in and see why so many veterans look forward to attending this program every year.
    My curiosity was piqued,  and I attended it early on this past Friday, Nov. 4.

  • Warm fuzzies all around

     

    Last weekend was a first for me, as I traveled to my alma mater to check out the state marching band finals. 

    Being back on Western Kentucky University’s campus always stirs up memories, as you might expect. 

    I have never been to a marching band competition, but I have heard a lot about them over the years. 

  • Keep the light on: Don’t miss the victory

     

     I couldn’t take it any longer. Fatigued at the end of the work week and convinced my St. Louis Cardinals would not survive game six of the World Series, I turned the light off and was fast asleep by 11:15 p.m.

    Early the next morning, Lori asked me who won. 

    “Oh, the Texas Rangers did,” I mournfully informed her. “I stayed with the Cardinals until they left the bases loaded and fell behind 7-4.”