Religion and the Supreme Court

Religion and the Supreme Court

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  Robert Scott Like me, readers who have been following such things are likely overwhelmed by the number and gravity of Supreme Courtdecisions the last two […]

Wire Cutters

Wire Cutters

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  By Blaney Pridgen “Bird on the Wire” by Leonard Cohen is among my favorite songs.  Joe Cocker and Judy Collins made […]

The Comforter

Sigrid Fowler All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser.  ​Having just attended the funeral of a dear cousin, I am remembering the times in my own life when […]

Thinking Space

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. By Linda Nidiffer Where do you do your best thinking?  With whom do you think the most creatively?  Do you think these […]

Pro-Life?

Pro-Life?

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. Blaney Pridgen I have been thinking about the pro-life movement in light of the Supreme Court’s recent deconstruction of Roe v. […]

Two Big Issues: Abortion and Guns

Two Big Issues: Abortion and Guns

By Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. It was a momentous week for the Federal Government. Two of the biggest issues of our day were […]

Up and Down

Up and Down

Blaney Pridgen All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. Remember the seesaw?  Up and down on a long plank the children sit and move pushing the exorable ground […]

A Marvel

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. By Linda Nidiffer My elder grandson is a marvel.  No, no I mean it.  I know all grandparents feel that all their […]

Thoughts on Returning Home

By Robert Scott All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. My brother Ralph and I just returned home following a two-and-a-half-week trip primarily to Italy, but also including […]

Pancreas Revisited

All writers in Op Ed are here to inform and acknowledge issues of importance to our communities, however these writings represent the views and opinions of the authors and not necessarily of The Advertiser. By Linda Nidiffer Tom and I were fools. He was the fool in the land of Denial and I was the fool […]