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Respond to challenges with care

Editor, One year ago, I submitted a letter to the editor in which the first paragraph was this: “Our nation is presently going through a very present political crisis. This crisis is a clear example of the outworking of our human frailties. These frailties involve anger, attack, and blaming others for our own problems.” Does this sound familiar? It went on to say that these frailties are clearly a part of the Trump character and behavior. We all know how his presidency enlivened these human frailties in others. Beyond politics and beyond all our harsh judgments, let’s consider this: We each face life having to make choices on how we face challenges. We can face ch...


Read ‘Declaration of a Global Ethic’

Editor, I was thrilled to read the article on the 2023 Parliament of World Religions in your Sept. 6 issue. I was fortunate to attend this gathering in Chicago this year, as well as the 2018 Parliament in Toronto. The work being done year round, across the globe, by communities and by the leaders of world...


Be a light for peace, harmony

Editor, Trump’s presidency and post-presidency’s personal motivations have opened and encouraged a most interesting example of “human nature in action.” He has attracted a “base of believers” harboring his same mental attitudes of anger, fear, attack, and blaming others...


Property tax rebate process frustrating

Editor, OK, armed and ready, I sat down with a computer, a postcard and letter from Governor Gianforte and two letters from his Revenue Department on how to get a property tax rebate. Logged on to website and bonk – What’s a geocode? Frustrated, I set the paperwork aside. Days later, thought I...


Support leaders for peace

Editor, Our nation’s media keeps discussing all the political chaos and problems while avoiding discussions on root causes and solutions. We endlessly hear our nation’s and world’s problems but no good solutions. Our present Republican party is dangerously divided. It is filled with f...


Quit party bashing, share future visions instead

Editor, Once again, I am sorry to see our area senator, Greg Hertz, bashing the Democrats in the latest Valley Journal. Always negative Greg. How about something positive for a change? Your visions for the state’s citizens? Better health? Better education? Things that will last. Perhaps the Democrat...


TV news about elections is repetitve

Editor, Wow. Listening to our TV news coverage trying to make sense of our political situation today is getting downright boring and repetitive. I have a suggestion: let’s all just relax, and let Donald Trump be the Republican candidate for president. We now live with the presidential election...


Signs of healing

Editor, The following is Mayo Clinic’s description of narcissism: “Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental health condition in which people have an unreasonably high sense of their own importance. They need and seek too much attention and want people to admire them. People with this diso...


Fulfill obligations

Editor,  Who does one contact when the Federal government has not fulfilled their obligation? Amongst all the distraction with student loan forgiveness this past year, the folks who actually qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, have been left in the dust; a stampede of distraction and nothing...


Heal the divide

Editor, Tim parked his bike next to me at the Fourth of July parade, sharing the shade. “Great spot,” I remarked. He nodded. An hour later, after the runners, Paul Revere, George Washington, the floats, fire trucks and horses, I walked up to him. “Sir,” I began, “I want to...


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