Troy Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://tdn-net.com/section/OPINION http://tdn-net.com/section/OPINION Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:54:16 EST 1800 Warranties, upgrades fuel my suspicions http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/150218741/Warranties-upgrades-fuel-my-suspicions I'm usually not much of a conspiracy guy. I think it's interesting to read about how everyone except for my parents was involved in JFK's assassination or how the Illuminati or the Masons or the third graders at Heywood are taking... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:00:09 EST Savvy shopping at the dollar store http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/150220931/Savvy-shopping-at-the-dollar-store By Holly McElwee Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:49:07 EST (No heading) http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/150211112/ Oct. 14, The Herald, Rock Hill, South Carolina, on stopping Ebola in West Africa: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:21:12 EST Try to do it yourself http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/150167253/Try-to-do-it-yourself Don't you love watching those home improvement and makeover shows on HGTV, Discovery Channel and the like? They're encouraging greater numbers of homeowners to plan and tackle their own Do It Yourself projects. As a matter of fact, the... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:15:08 EST Alzheimer’s: The ‘long goodbye’ http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/150211084/Alzheimers:-The-long-goodbye “Could you please help me find some sheets?” I was surprised when an elderly man asked me for assistance while I was shopping. Instantly, I realized that the eighty-something senior had mistaken me for a store clerk. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:26:10 EST Many children have anxiety issues in school http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/150207857/Many-children-have-anxiety-issues-in-school Since the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, several elementary teachers have asked me why so many of today's kids come to school with anxiety issues. That's a good question, one that I think goes to the heart of contemporary American... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:13:20 EST I may need to work on my poker face http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion/150184654/I-may-need-to-work-on-my-poker-face I think I can keep a pretty straight poker face so I put it to good use last weekend.Friday and Saturday evenings, my mother and I were spectators at both Waynesfield and Eldora dirt race tracks. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:08:09 EST Editorial roundup http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/150207771/Editorial-roundup The Tribune, Seymour, Ind., Oct. 8 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:58:08 EST Enforcing trade laws http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/150180563/Enforcing-trade-laws When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:11:14 EST The RICO Act http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/150166212/The-RICO-Act In 1970, Congress passed the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which came to be called the RICO Act. The purpose of the act was to “seek the eradication of organized crime in the United States by strengthening the legal... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:56:21 EST (No heading) http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion/150180996/ Oct. 13, The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle on NCAA being heavy handed:Who owns your name, your likeness, your image and your signature?In other words, who owns you? Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:24:10 EST What do do when your ‘kids’ start growing up http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/150178928/What-do-do-when-your-kids-start-growing-up Somewhere along the way, my kids grew up — and I missed it. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:20:12 EST More early 20-something realizations http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/150146545/More-early-20-something-realizations Back when I was in parenting class my junior year of high school, my teacher made a comment about the babies of the family who have a significant age gap between themselves and their siblings. The short 'n sweet version is that the youngest... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:51:09 EST (No heading) http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/150166424/ The New Haven (Conn.) Register, Oct. 5, 2014Put down those Gummi Bears, spit out that soda and forget about the Ben & Jerry's — the feds don't like you eating that kind of stuff. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:44:02 EST Steps at the VA are just the beginning http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion/150135662/Steps-at-the-VA-are-just-the-beginning Hearing directly from veterans in our own region on the veterans' benefit claims backlog is what led to my pressing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for answers and accountability years ago. Our veterans deserve nothing less. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:24:10 EST (No heading) http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion/150111631/ Dr. Coleman memories To the editor: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:52:08 EST A lesson in gratitude in spite of myself http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion/150110570/A-lesson-in-gratitude-in-spite-of-myself For me, trying to see the bright side of things is kind of hard at 6 a.m. in the morning.Not too many people see me before the break of dawn and I try to keep it that way. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:51:13 EST Why I won’t let my life go to the dogs http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/150082835/Why-I-wont-let-my-life-go-to-the-dogs For years now, my family has been pushing me to bring a mangy, flea-bitten, partially housebroken mongrel into our house.I hate to tell them, but all of those qualities fit my job description around the house. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 14:13:12 EST Time for my 40th THS reunion http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/150047431/Time-for-my-40th-THS-reunion In terms of the order of the universe, 40 years is a mere blip on the cosmic clock. For us mere mortals, though, it can be a long time. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 15:39:12 EST When bullying is based on race http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/150048453/When-bullying-is-based-on-race Bullying is a form of aggression used to gain power and targeting peers. When it's based on ethnic differences it is another misuse of power. Biracial and multiracial youth are more likely to be bullied than youth who identify with a single... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 10:48:13 EST