Now is the time for grief and honesty

The Democratic convention this year, odd Hollywood production that it was in these virtual times, was a bit of an exercise in denial. There were the feel-good segments about Joe Biden and his life in public office and his painful personal tragedy. There were shrill attacks on President Donald Trump, probably the easiest thing in the world to do.

The things we need as human beings

I've been reading to Lori. Lori is my husband, Peter's, older sister. She has cancer and has been battling it for a while now. She uses oxygen to help out and catching this virus would be terrible for her, so Peter and I are extra careful, in large part because I'd like to keep reading to Lori.

In politics, a garden can start a fight

It has long been accepted, at least in some circles, that there is a condition known as Trump Derangement Syndrome. But if there are still any skeptics out there, consider the reaction to first lady Melania Trump's renovation of the White House Rose Garden.

Today is the 241st day of 2020 and the 70th day of summer.

Funeral services for Amy Daun Whiteshirt, 36, of Clinton, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Canton Indian Cemetery under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Graveside services for Libbie Rosenbaum, 95, former Clinton resident, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stafford Cemetery under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Pushback turns negative into positive

The Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken” captured my attention as a young man, as did Jesus’ parable of the “Prodigal Son.” One is written by a natural man and the other is the written record of God and in that lies a distinct difference. However, the similarity has always been in their seemingly multiple life applications: both deal with the decisions we must make as individuals when faced with multiple choices.