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Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

August 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Giving greatly In a perfect world, there wouldn’t be any reasons for the United Way to exist. There would be no domestic violence, neglected or abused children, hunger or homelessness. There also would not be fires and natural disasters that cause people to lose their homes. But unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. [&hellip...

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Roswell nonprofits address some desperate needs

August 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I was sitting out on my front porch enjoying the cool morning air with a copy of the Roswell Daily Record and a cup of coffee when I read the United Way is kicking off its campaign. Sitting there and thinking about what I would write this week, I realized...

Memory Lawn needs a plan

August 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

On July 29, Fifth Judicial District Judge Freddie Romero heard the Park v. Drake case for the first time. The case, which one can also call the Memory Lawn soap opera, has dragged on since 2009, and everyone involved agrees that it’s time to put this...

Back to school should be exciting, not terrifying

August 18, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s that time of year again! The start of the new school year can be a fun and exciting time. Everyone gets a fresh start, a clean slate, or so it seems. But for those affected by harassment, primarily LGBT+ students, the new school year is filled with...

The darker side of online chat

August 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

If you own a smartphone, chances are you’ve discovered the convenience of sending a text or messaging in real-time with a friend or co-worker. It’s faster than sending an email back and forth, and less intrusive than a phone call if you think the other...

Democracy, coffeehouses and the ‘Square Mile’

August 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The City of London is best known as an international banking center located on the Thames River in England. Its history dates back to the days of the Roman Empire. And, despite the fire bombings during World War II, the city still features many notable...

Reading, writing and unconventional development

August 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Since the start of a new school year brings new adventures in education, and since reading and writing are essential to a good education, and since there’s a fair number of people who have trouble with reading and writing, I offer up a case study —...

Stand with your beliefs, seek to understand

August 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

We live in difficult times. On one side of the street is a highly emotional mob of people with slogan-filled signs. They deeply believe in their cause. Collectively, they chant in unison. They are still contained but are real close to exploding out of...

Back to school in Roswell

August 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s a busy time of year for families, when the kids go back for another year of school. From grades K-12, and for a lot of college students, too, it’s scary and exciting. For the parents, as well. Here in Roswell, the city lit up last week with...

Relook at Hitler’s ‘Christianity’ and racial anti-semitism

August 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Adolf Hitler murderously persecuted Jews. Under Hitler’s tyrannical regime, there was no pardon upon conversion to Christianity for the Jew. Why? Hitler cared nothing for religion. His anti-semitism was racial, not religious. In other words, his persecution...