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Today's Opinions

  • Weddings and marriage

    “When you’re married you should never go to bed mad -- stay up and fight.”

    - Phyllis Diller

    June is traditionally the month for marriages.  This ain’t June, but I’m so tired of freezing my . . .  hands off in the cold weather that all I do is think about June.  Global warming, my Aunt Franny!  What a gullible bunch of people we are.  I’m cold!  

    Anyway, I love big weddings.  

  • A doggone shame

    Let me start this column by saying that I, by no means, am a perfect pet owner.

    I don’t give my pets their vaccines exactly when I’m supposed to. I don’t give my dog baths as often as I should. I don’t brush my cats regularly (my mom does, however). And, I’m sad to admit it, but I don’t play with my pets as often as I should. Believe me, I feel horrible about that last one. In fact, just writing it makes me feel ashamed. But, like I said, I’m not a perfect pet owner.

  • Sen. Higdon reports from Frankfort

    The first week of the General Assembly was a busy one with about 300 bills filed, committee assignments distributed, and the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address.

    I have been assigned to the Appropriations and Revenue Committee, the Education Committee, the State and Local Government Committee, and the Transportation Committee.  In addition, I am pleased to report that I have been appointed the Chairman of the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation.

  • A most holy house

    But the angel said to them, “Fear not. I bring you tidings of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”

    Luke, Chapter 2, Verse 10 and 11

     

    When God sends us help, he’s always chosen to do it the same way.  It’s by sending someone just like you or me.  He did it with Abraham, he did it with Moses, he did it with David, and most of all he did it with his only son, Jesus Christ.

  • Coach's talk doesn't match his walk

    Urban Meyer, the head football coach at the University of Florida, shocked the Gator Nation last weekend by announcing that he was leaving the Gator program for health reasons.

    Meyer had been complaining of stress-related chest pains and he said it was time for him to spend more time with his family.

    What shocked me most was not the fact that he resigned; after all, his teams have won two national championships and he clearly is one of the best coaches in the country.

    What disturbed me most is the disconnect between his Christian faith and what he actually does.

  • My new year's resolution

    My New Year’s resolution is to lose weight.  

    Now wait a minute.  Don’t think it has anything to do with some vain effort at improving my appearance.  I’m 52, married, and have five kids.  It’s been my experience that at this point in life, no one is really paying attention to me, let alone looking at me.  It’s one of my most favorite parts about growing old.  I’m becoming invisible as I shuffle along in life.

    Nope, I’m losing weight due to health concerns.  Not mine, but my doctor’s.

  • Kick butts in 2010

    At the beginning of a new year, many Americans try to get healthy and kick bad habits. If you smoke, quitting should be at the top of your list.

    Cigarette smoking kills about 178,000 women each year in the US. Smoking shaves an average of 14.5 years off the lives of female smokers, yet nearly one in six women 18 and older still light up.  

  • Choose your heroes wisely

    “I am not a role model.”

    Charles Barkley, former NBA star in a 1990s Nike campaign

    “Hero” is a word that gets tossed around these days like a ball being thrown during a game. In fact, it is more often than not used in reference to someone who does throw or hit a ball, and in my opinion, it’s misused more often than most of us realize.