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Today's Opinions

  • Reflections: And the new President will be...

    The new President will obviously be the one who caters to the elderly because seniors will dominate this year's elections.

    We are into the age of the baby-boomers. There are more baby-boomers voting than any other age. Their vote will be mighty and the one that will put the candidate they want in office.

    Many of us are curious about the newness of women and black candidates running for election, but it is the candidate who will do the best job for the seniors that will be elected. That person has little to do with race, color, or creed.

  • From the Kitchen: Interesting information gives 'food for thought'

    A friend of mine sent me the following information as she thought it would be of interest not only to me, but also to some of my readers. I do not know its origin, nor have I validated it as factual, but after reading it; I felt it had enough merit to share. My father believed in using foods to prevent, as well as to treat, deficiencies in the body; he did not rely on vitamins and pills of any kind for that purpose. I have always agreed with his philosophy, for the most part, and shall, therefore, leave you to research further and/or draw your own conclusions.

  • True Faith: Are all statues idols? Are all idols statues?

    "Dear children, keep yourselves from idols." (1 John 5:21 NIV)

    The leaders of Ukraine recently made another bold move to rid their beautiful capital city - Kiev, of all the many statues of Lenin and Stalin. Many citizens of the former Soviet Union spent their entire lives under the stare of these huge figures made of stone and/or iron. Most cities in the old USSR had one large Lenin statue situated in Lenin Square that was usually located in the heart of the city.

  • Reflections: Fly another day

    Airplanes are not go anytime, go anywhere vehicles.

    My airplane is a good example. If the weather is bad you cannot fly. Flying a small Cessna in severe weather can be extremely hazardous to your health.

    I remember one time when flying in bad weather, I got stuck in Clewiston, Florida for a couple of days. I was lucky. I landed at the airport before the weather got so bad I would have been forced down in the Glades. The Everglades is no place to be forced down, anytime, let alone in bad weather.

  • True Faith: Your church doesn't have music

    "When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives." (Matthew 26:30 NIV)

  • From the Kitchen: Post-holiday healthy eating and exercise requires commitment for success

    In selecting a topic for this week I did some soul searching about how and why I, as a senior citizen, find it difficult to stick to any New Year's resolution regarding a diet plan or new healthy eating habits and exercise. Any nutritionist or doctor will tell you that dieting is pretty much a "quick fix," most of the time, and then the pounds return once you reach your goal weight and slowly slip back into your old eating habits. Changing your eating habits and developing a reasonable exercise program are the keys to successful weight loss and keeping it off.

  • Fishing Lines: Take me to the river!

    It's official now...time to head to the river!

    Any time we have two cold fronts within a few days of each other the fish head for the rivers. Water temps in our area even have the clam farmers shivering (the ultimate indicator). Another indicator is when Captain Bill Roberts wears long pants! He is one tough bird, and when he wears long britches it's cold out!

    "What river?" you say.

  • Reflections: Flying a Hawaiian honeymoon

    My wife and I are excited because we are going back to Hawaii soon. We were married in Hawaii you see, or should I say we were mauwied in Maui four years ago. Going back will be like our second honeymoon and we are looking forward to it.

    What will really be exciting is we will be flying in Hawaii. Yes, we have arranged to fly a Cessna similar to my own around the big island.