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Opinion

Start of school signals the end of summer

School starts in a few days. To me, that always signaled the end of summer. Before you remind me—someone already has—technically, fall doesn’t begin until ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:43 am

Opinion

Dear Portland, Oregon

We’ve never met in person, but after watching the riots that seem to be tearing you apart, I thought we should talk. Did you know ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:00 am

Editorials

Possibly worse than a root canal

If you remember, we opened the column two weeks ago with me and my dentist talking during my root canal. That was fun. If you ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:53 pm

Opinion

As a man thinketh in his heart

I had an interesting conversation with my dentist the other day. I was in for a root canal, and he had injected me with enough ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:28 pm

Opinion

Maybe what we need is a new Billy Graham

As a college freshman I began waiting on Newseek magazine to come out so I could turn to the back and read George F. Will’s ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:43 am

Opinion

Do not take special moments for granted

I never really had a father, so Father’s Day always sneaks up on me.  To celebrate it this year my three girls, one of my ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:23 am

Opinion

Take a deep breath and notice our world

If you watch the news—with all that’s going on, we seem drawn to it like a moth to a flame—you would think the world is ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:54 am

Opinion

Ramifications of defunding police

As I’m writing this, there is a hue and cry (a term I chose carefully) all across America for us to defund the police. Some ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:18 am

Opinion

Protests should end, but conversation continue

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died in Powdertown, a relatively unknown community south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, after an encounter with the local police. ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:49 am

Opinion

Class of 2020 has a lot of history left to live through

The high school class of 2020 went through an odd year.  That set me thinking about my grandmother and the times she lived through. We ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:45 am

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