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Today's Opinions

  • Faces of hope in the tears of Tucson

  • Selling subscriptions

    Ring, ring, ring.
    “Yes.”
    “Hello, is this Mrs. Alicia Arnold?”
    “Yes, it is.”
    “Well, Mrs. Arnold this is The Springfield Sun calling to tell you that we noticed your subscription to The Sun has elapsed and we would like to get your business back.  We have a once-in-a-lifetime offer that we believe will convince you to renew.  Would you like to hear the offer?”
    “Sure.  What is it?”

  • I'm ready for 2011!

    It’s a new year, and lots of folks are making resolutions. They will quit doing this, start doing that, and try to cut back on this, that and those things in their lives.
    Me? I didn’t make a new year’s resolution this year. I’ve tried in the past, and despite making some that have lasted several months, I usually see them come to an end before the year is over.

  • A resolution revolution

    I resolve to stage a revolt against making New Year’s resolutions. I’ve had it with them; they don’t work for me. The New Year is still in infancy, and I’ve already broken 75 percent of my resolutions.  
    It’s not that I didn’t try; I just forgot. The pressure of the moment distracted my attention from keeping the resolution.

  • Miss Cindy

    Better than being rich is having a job you love.
    So, if you get to work at one great job in your lifetime, then you’re blessed. If you get two great jobs then you’re truly blessed. I think my wife would very much agree.
    Cindy is moving on from St. Dominic School to the Springfield State Bank beginning in January. It’s a great move for our family from one great place to work to another. But it wasn’t a decision made without a lot of careful thought and prayers.

  • Have a merry life

    “We are so happy to be alive. Life means a lot more today than yesterday,” said Panama City, Fla. school board member, Jerry Register, the day after deranged gunman, Clay Duke, opened fire on the school board and the school superintendent, William Husfelt.

  • An after-Christmas story

    Well, Christmas is over. 

    Have you gotten your after-Christmas “thumping” yet?
    Don’t know what a Christmas thumping is? A thumping is what you get when you foolishly buy something for your spouse that they don’t truly want.  The thumping itself can take many forms of retribution.
    I’ve never had to give Cindy a thumping.  Cindy is the queen of gift giving in our house, except maybe when it comes to clothes for tween and teen girls.  Take me, for instance.

  • Church signs

    I always love quotes and one-liners. Don’t you?