Category: Opinion

Football season is fully on

It wasn’t much fun watching football over the second weekend in September unless you are a Wildcat, Chiefs or Patriots fan. The rest weren’t much fun, except there were some bright spots in the Trojans, Jayhawks and Bluejays losses. The games were all too long and could have had better outcomes if the games had been much shorter. Everything changed […]

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Noticing the art of a passing train

It’s a hot, sticky August afternoon. Going outdoors is like walking into a wet blanket. Cicadas buzz into the still air. But I’m free. The kids are back in school, and I’m going to shopping all by myself. You parents out there know what I’m talking about—shopping without kids is like a miniature vacation. I hop into my SUV, turn […]

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Arts and Crafts Fair is memorable

The day was hot. Sweat crept down the back of my neck as I trudged behind my mom, one step and then another. We made our way down a street, also hot and lined with makeshift storefronts. My feet didn’t want to move and my legs hurt. I was tired of walking. Tired of shopping. I don’t remember voicing my […]

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Student enjoying the Friday Night Lights

Now that school has started and summer is wrapping up, it’s starting to feel like fall! Fall is by far my favorite season of the year. The weather isn’t too cold but still cold enough that I can wear my favorite sweaters and boots without overheating. I also love all the food and activities that are often associated with fall. […]

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Homecoming was a beautiful night

This past Friday night, the Trojans celebrated their 2019 Homecoming. It was a beautiful evening from start to finish. This proud mom loved watching her oldest perform a cheer routine that the squad had been working on tirelessly as well as everything else they do. I consider myself the unofficial official cheerleader for the squad and their fearless leader Kathy […]

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Feeling the need for speed audio

I think most everyone has heard of speed reading. It was big 50 some years ago when I was in college. I never learned how to speed read but now I am speed listening to my audiobooks and magazines from the BARD app. BARD stands for Braille and Audio and Reading Download a service provided by the National Library Service […]

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You win some, lose some with a digital brain

“(My paper system) causes me to stay in the moment and plan my days with intent. I feel satisfaction when I physically check an item off my list.” ~ Anjali Khosla, editor of Fast Company Digital When my youngest was in elementary school, I forgot to pick her up after some kind of practice or event (I don’t remember exactly, […]

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Hillsboro should look great for festival

Our most noteworthy local event, the annual craft fair, is coming in a couple of weekends. I know not everyone is excited about it as it causes a healthy dose of disruption to our little burg, but I kind of like the adrenaline rush. Sure, all that outside traffic can be a royal pain, but the fair brings in more […]

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It’s nice to come home

I stood at the top of the stairs at Eisenhower National Airport awaiting the arrival of two very dear people. It wasn’t enough to wait in the cell phone lot; I wanted to be there to greet them off the plane at my very first opportunity. As passengers filed past me and down the escalator to the baggage claim, I […]

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No need to ask the doctor

Every other ad on TV these days seems to be a drug you should ask your doctor if you should be taking. Why would I ask my doctors? They are the ones who have gone to school to figure out what is needed. The names they have come up for all of these pills are both modern and unique. Actually […]

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