Monday, Nov 24, 2014


Domestic violence pushes some victims to the extreme

It wasn’t when Liysa Swart was being strangled into unconsciousness by her powerful husband that she knew she’d have to kill him. That was later. Her last thoughts before blacking out were, “What will happen to my children?ȁ...
Published: 11/15/14

Memorizing changes who we are

Do kids memorize anything these days, besides the latest Taylor Swift song? Is it a part of their education to know by heart any of the poetry and wisdom of our forefathers? What’s more, do they need to? Is it really time well spent for them t...
Published: 11/16/14

Every day is a holiday

Today is a normal Saturday. It just happens to fall between Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day weekend. This Saturday is like the middle child. It’s not the first born. It’s not the baby. Middle children are often overlooked and ...
Published: 11/15/14

Is age an issue?

Nothing is a “non-issue” anymore. Yet, that is what 37-year-old Becky Hammon, the first woman named a full-time assistant coach in the NBA, called her upcoming appearances in the men’s locker room—a non-issue. Well, okay &...
Published: 11/14/14

Please pass the hand sanitizer

Here’s my full disclosure before I get started. My own house is a disaster zone right now. The Harris household is moving, necessitating a sea of boxes, crumpled newsprint and cat fur. It’s not pretty and some days it stresses me out. I...
Published: 11/13/14
Seeking a great life is an individual thing

Seeking a great life is an individual thing

Elite Daily, an online news and entertainment site, published a column last week by Lauren Martin telling readers that if they’re comfortable in their lives, they should move to another city or state. The thrust of her column was that to truly...
Published: 11/09/14
Updated: 11/11/14

Letters to the editor

No to tax hike
Published: 11/12/14

Proud to be like close friends

As the expression goes, “You become like the people you surround yourself with.” I used to think that was nothing but a story that adults told to try to get children to make good choices and hang out with the right crowd. However, I now...
Published: 11/12/14

Letters to the editor

Well said
Published: 11/11/14

Not passing the school half-cent sales tax was a potentially costly mistake

The collective wisdom of Highlands County voters wasn’t on display last Tuesday when they voted down the Highlands County School District’s proposed half-cent sales tax. Now there’s a chance a more painful tax will be implemented...
Published: 11/09/14

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