Columnists

A spreading message about COVID-19

Here’s how this works: Rudy Gobert is a professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz. Moments before the Jazz game two weeks ago in Oklahoma City, he was diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus, …
Norton
Winning Words

Patience and diligence as we find missing pieces of puzzle

Have you ever put together a jigsaw puzzle? If you have, you know exactly what it feels like to be working through it and then finally finding that one piece of the puzzle that had haunted you for …
Norton
Winning Words

When difficult times create easy decisions

People make new decisions based on new information. And sometimes, what we think are difficult decisions to make as we face a trying or challenging time, become much easier to make when we receive …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

When life gives you moisture, make the moist of it

Headline: “Celebrity swears by moisturizer.” Tell me: Who swears by a moisturizer? What exactly is a moisturizer? Is here a man alive who can say the word “moisturizer” with a straight face? …

Now is the time for our better angels to fly

So. What’s new? There’s an old Chinese curse that reads “May you live in interesting times.” We are, my friends, living in a Chinese curse. Actually, given the origin of this pandemic, you …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Seasonal situation?

  Now that the precedent has been set by panic-driven autocrats, to indefinitely shut down our state, nation, and the entire world for what may be a nasty seasonal respiratory illness, why …

Letter to the editor: Hidden heroes

  We worry about the folks who have had their jobs removed by the COVID-19 pandemic while our nation “shelters in place.” The doctors and nurses on the front line are in the …

Letter to the editor: Methodists’ morality

  Your story about the Methodist Church’s inevitable split over LGBTQ issues, took more than 2,500 words to say what an online satire site said in a 12-word headline on Jan. 6: …

Letter to the editor: Drug safety concerns

  I rely on a prescription inhaler to treat my asthma and an EpiPen, as I’m severely allergic to bees. These treatments keep me safe in emergency health situations. I’m …

Letter to the editor: An attribute not to be admired

  I was stunned to read a recent letter to the editor that praised President Trump’s narcissism. Apparently, we as a nation are benefiting from his being, as the writer stated …
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