The Delaware Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://delgazette.com/section/OPINION http://delgazette.com/section/OPINION Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:29:04 EST 1800 ‘Just keep making promises’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters/150559174/Just-keep-making-promises To the editor:Immigration reform is one of the big topics in the news today. Passing it is President Obama's top priority for this year; the Keystone pipeline or sealing the southern border surely are not. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:27:06 EST Above Jupiter’s clouds http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150625468/Above-Jupiters-clouds Jupiter has now become the dominant object in the sky. Around the middle of the night, look for it as an extremely bright “star” high in the south off of Leo's front end. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:31:03 EST Dorcas is filling in for Gloria http://delgazette.com/news/lifestyle-food-opinion_columns/150616471/Dorcas-is-filling-in-for-Gloria Hello, everyone, from our home to yours. It's a very Novemberish day: cool, cloudy and gray. It's a perfect day to stay inside and sip on a cup of coffee as I write. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:31:04 EST ‘Local Author Fair’ at Orange branch Dec. 7 http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150617089/Local-Author-Fair-at-Orange-branch-Dec.-7 Delaware County District Library's Orange branch is hosting a very special event on Sunday, Dec. 7 — “The Local Author Fair.” Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:01:04 EST ‘Irreversible tidal wave of lawlessness’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters/150599554/Irreversible-tidal-wave-of-lawlessness To the editor: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:41:03 EST My greatest fear was to give God my greatest hope http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150608574/My-greatest-fear-was-to-give-God-my-greatest-hope This week my husband and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. It was just five years ago, days after our 10th anniversary, that we underwent yet another round of fertility treatment in our journey to conceive a child. Our story was so... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:01 EST Merging with caution http://delgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150608589/Merging-with-caution “A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.”– Herb... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:34:02 EST Painful days for these parents http://delgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150594230/Painful-days-for-these-parents Often I wonder what I missed by not becoming a parent. It is a subject of mixed emotions. Most parents worry. I am a worrier even without children, as is my mother, and supposedly so was a grandmother, whom I never knew. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:54:02 EST Climate change is not a settled issue http://delgazette.com/news/letters/150585281/Climate-change-is-not-a-settled-issue To the editor:Is no measurable global warming in almost 18 years the same as a pause in warming? Just wondering. … Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:28:17 EST Don’t clog your pipes over the holidays http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150594290/Dont-clog-your-pipes-over-the-holidays Call me deranged, or a little sick, but I get a big belly laugh when I think of the scene from “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation” when Cousin Eddy dumps his RV waste directly into the storm sewer and it backs up into... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:09:01 EST Thanks for a great parade http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150528800/Thanks-for-a-great-parade Just a little note, with a great big “thank you” to all who made the Veterans Day parade of 2014 a success. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:42:01 EST Voters ‘sick, tired and broke …’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters/150477862/Voters-sick-tired-and-broke To the editor:Definition of narcissism: self-love; excessive interest in one's own self appearance, comfort, importance, abilities, etc. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:20:05 EST The moons of Jupiter http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150477590/The-moons-of-Jupiter Jupiter is high in the morning sky right now. You'll find it rising as a bright star-like object in the east around 11 p.m. and reaching its highest point when morning twilight begins to intrude on the view. Besides the moon and Venus, it is the... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:31:02 EST Don’t ‘allow ourselves to be played’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters/150545870/Dont-allow-ourselves-to-be-played To the editor:I want to take some time to reach out to you personally about the recent Joint Economic Development District passed unanimously by all three of the Berkshire Township trustees. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:15:08 EST ‘Major smackdown to liberal policies’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters/150493453/Major-smackdown-to-liberal-policies To the editor: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:40:04 EST ‘Thumbs down’ to a poor turnout http://delgazette.com/news/editorial/150543200/Thumbs-down-to-a-poor-turnout Here are this week's “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” selections: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:37:06 EST The Yoders welcome baby Austin http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150538598/The-Yoders-welcome-baby-Austin Editor's note: I first met the Yoders several years ago. What has struck me about this young couple is their devotion to one another. It's very inspiring. They're genuinely affectionate, laughing at one another's teasing... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:31:04 EST Some mid-November thoughts http://delgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150477568/Some-mid-November-thoughts It is now mid-November, an increasingly cold, dreary and foreboding month. There is not much I celebrate, except when football is diverting my attention away from the dropping temperatures. Thanksgiving is just 12 days away, yet seems to lack much... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:54:05 EST Stratford volunteers scurry to harvest vegetables http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150539924/Stratford-volunteers-scurry-to-harvest-vegetables There has been no let-up of events and activities at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road during the last month. The warning of cold weather fast approaching has provided incentive to clean up in the fields and gardens while the warm winds... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 01:11:03 EST County Genealogical Society’s home is the library http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150477586/County-Genealogical-Societys-home-is-the-library Have you always wondered who your ancestors are? Are you fascinated by TV shows like “Who Do You Think You Are?”, where celebrities trace their roots? If you would like help to investigate your own family history, look no further than the... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 01:01:10 EST