Commentary: This Nov. 11, help stem the tide of veteran suicides

The numbers are sobering, but we can do something about them. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report says nearly 6,200 veterans took their own lives in 2017 – and more than 6,000 took their lives every year from 2008 to 2017. “In 2017, the suicide rate for Veterans was […]

Commentary: Halloween costumes: Free expression versus personal offense

Everything is offensive now — even Halloween. In Sandy Springs, Ga., a fellow’s humorous display featured a pumpkin man mooning the street. “His pants are halfway down, showing his backside which is made up of pumpkins,” reports CBS12.com. Neighbors complained to their homeowner’s association that the display was offensive, so the fellow altered it. Which […]

Commentary: Make this a beautiful day in your neighborhood

Tom Hanks is right: We should be allowed to start off our days feeling good. Hanks stars as Fred “Mister” Rogers in the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” opening Nov. 22. At a press conference after its world premiere at a film festival in Toronto, reports Deadline, Hanks called Rogers’ life an antidote […]

Commentary: Resolutions our politicians won’t keep

“Celebrating the holidays with friends and family the past few weeks was great, but I’m tired, bloated and crabby.” “The New Year is upon us! What a great opportunity to start fresh and resolve to do great things in 2019.” “How about I share some resolutions I hope our political leaders will keep. Here’s one: […]