Singing

By 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. ​One semester when I was teaching, I had an Iranian student, a Muslim, who told me that her […]

The Stories We Read

The Stories We Read

By 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. I have had friends who love science fiction, and I am still friends with them.  The conjunction is […]

Are We Abandoned?

By 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. ​With the sobering news of the fall of Afghanistan, the rise of a new COVID, the voices of […]

Desperation

Desperation

By 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. Numerous times, I have driven a car or ridden a motorcycle out west.  Often, I camped, but not […]

More on Illness

By 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. ​No one who reads Job can persist in the opinion that illness is a subtle sign of wrongdoing […]

Moving Pictures

By 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. Old photographs are evocative, bittersweet, even haunting.  This is certainly true of old family photographs, especially of children […]

Bipartisanship in DC

Bipartisanship in DC

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. Remember when former President Trump derided then-candidate Joe Biden for having served 44 years in Washington and not […]

Bang, Bang — You’re Dead

By 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. I abhor violent video games.  A huge industry supplies them for our children and adults, who are still […]

Evictions and Poverty

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. With the COVID-19 infection rate rising once again, it is wrong to say that the pandemic is now […]

“Deliver Us from Evil”

By 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. ​The Lord’s Prayer is recorded in Luke 11: 2-4 and Matthew 6: 9-13. The prayer in Luke ends with “and lead us […]

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