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Posted Jul 20, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Jeffrey Gillespie writes a consistently stimulating column — one of his best was the recent "Failure to launch." Let me add my own postscript to what Jeffrey had to say about HRC and the millenials: The Dems have about a week to press the eject button on HRC or subject the country to the very real prospect of a Trump presidency. By all rights, with all of the horrible publicity surrounding Trump and his own "failure to launch" a reasonable campaign, the Dem, whoever he/she...

Posted Jul 13, 2016 at 11:01 PM

"... no man who was not a true gentleman at heart ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner." — Great Expectations This season's OSF world premiere production of the...

Posted Jul 6, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Draw us closer to Thee every moment of our life, until in us be reflected Thy Grace, Thy Glory, Thy Wisdom, Thy Joy, and Thy peace. Amen. — Sufi Sauma (morning prayer) I sat on a bench at the upper end...

Posted Jul 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

In some ways, organizing public community meals for the homeless is a little like being homeless: Your presence makes some people feel uncomfortable and eventually you’ll be pressured to move on. Since May 6, we’ve served...

Posted Jun 26, 2016 at 11:01 PM

In reference to letter by Michael Niemann, "On the role of art": He writes, "One of art's crucial functions is to disrupt the way things are, to make us look again in disbelief, to open vistas we hadn’t known were there." Is he...

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 11:01 PM

In response to the recent kerfuffle over the proposed Gateway Island art installation, and more broadly in response to criticism of the City Council's handling of other widely discussed matters such as the remodel of the Plaza and the Normal...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 11:41 AM

I recently read a candidate survey on important issues facing our local communities and found it so useful that I thought I should respond to Alan DeBoer’s guest...

Posted Jun 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Are there or should there be limits to acts that groups organized as religions can incite or direct individuals to do? Should there be any limits on what qualifies as a religion for...

Posted Jun 21, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Here in Southern Oregon, we live in a hot spot of evergreen tree diversity. Our forests are arguably the most diverse evergreen forests in the world, comprising 35 species of conifers alone. These forests are resilient in the face of natural...

Posted Jun 20, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Most of us happily grant our elected officials, city staff and volunteers appointed to numerous city commissions the responsibility for studying myriad issues, collecting public input, preparing reports and acting as advisers to our City...

Posted Jun 20, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Opinions are like bellybuttons: everybody has one. But when people begin to present their opinions as gospel, claim to own the truth, and make assertions that they speak for the “vast majority” of Ashlanders, they cross a...

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