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The light at the end of the tunnel - That’s My Opinion - By Bob Robinson - Dec. 31, 2010
In a few hours another year will be wrapping up. Some may disagree with me, but I think it will go into the history books as a catastrophic year of unbridled government growth at the expense of our freedoms. Most voters still want Obamacare repealed and for the first time, Rasmussen says a majority of voters think it will be repealed. I hope they’re right, but they’re probably whistling in the wind... read more
A Christmas Poem - Verities & Balderdash - By Bob Robinson - Dec. 25, 2010
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights in the tree I believe, Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve. My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep... read more
Two unique words - That’s My Opinion - By Bob Robinson - Dec. 24, 2010
I went shopping yesterday. Among my stops was Shawnee Prairie, where I picked up some unique home grown products… apple butter, made right here in Darke County Parks, and maple bear honey, made in Union City, Indiana. Yeah, I know, UCI isn’t Darke County, but it’s close enough. Shawnee boasts that these “home brew” products all come from within a 20-mile radius of the preserve. And Union City, Ind., fits. They will be ‘Christmas’ for some city relatives who don’t know what they’re missing... read more
The other side of the fence - Bethany J. Royer, Mother of the Munchkins
My writing has fallen into a rut about my divorce. I would complain if not for the fact that divorce has become my cause; much like someone who must deal with a personal illness may take up a cause for cancer or heart disease. When a parent has lost a child to a drunk driver and they become active in MADD. For me, divorce and I have literally been siblings in constant rivalry since I was eleven years old. We’ve been forced together on a very long, tumultuous path where we’ve tussled, pulled each other’s hair.
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A time for introspection - That’s My Opinion - By Bob Robinson - Dec. 17, 2010
In Wednesday’s Advocate, I wrote about some of my fondest memories of Christmas seasons of the past. I made the point that I hoped today’s kids will have the same opportunities to look back on their seasons with fondness a half century from now. I believe they will, although those memories will undoubtedly be a world apart from mine. On Tuesday I posted a suggested Christmas gift list of ten books: “Townhall... 10 life changing books... read more
The demise of the Fourth Estate - That's My Opinion - By Bob Robinson - Dec. 10, 2010
If you’ve been following my posts, you have noted that there are a lot of opinions floating around about the state of affairs of our country. What you see on my site are only the tip of the iceburg. I post maybe one out of every three or four I read. That doesn’t include the dozens more that I don’t bother with... read more
Ignorance comes back to bite us - That’s My Opinion - By Bob Robinson - Dec. 3, 2010
After my special opinion Sunday, Both Sides of the Story, I got the following comment: “Bob, Your position on an issue from either the right or left perspectives matters less to me than your providing a truthful reporting of what is happening concerning local issues. We have plenty of pundits to take care of the state and national "news". What we really need in Darke County is someone willing to keep local politicians... read more
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