Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Guest commentary: Americans should call on Trump to apologize

By Pat Quinn

When brave young Americans give their lives in the line of duty, we should honor their sacrifice by showing their families our wholehearted respect and admiration.

Mike Pemberton/Voices: Hypersensitive to hypersensitivity

By Mike Pemberton

"I bet that an 18-year-old Marine with his face down in the sand, under fire at Iwo Jima was thinking to himself, 'Gee, I'm glad I'm not a freshman at Notre Dame.'"

— Abe Lemons, basketball coach, circa 1972, responding to Notre Dame coach Digger Phelps about pressure associated with freshman eligibility in varsity sports.

Uncertainty surrounds higher education

By Gene Budig and Alan Heaps

In a matter of weeks, yes weeks, our colleges and universities will be in full swing for the 2016-17 school year.

And what can we expect? A survey of 12 college presidents and a review of the literature give us pretty clear insights. If pushed to define the upcoming academic year in a single word, the word would be "uncertainty."

Donna Reed/Voices: Less is more ... most of the time

Sometimes, less is more. In various life roles, I have found this statement to be so true. As a teacher, storyteller, writer, a wife and mother, often times, less is more.

Sara Yant/Voices: Finding cracks of light in the darkness

It's surprising when something sweet rises from unexpected loss. We naturally search for meaning, to find even the tiniest cracks of light shining through to the darkest places. In this, we emerge finding something deeply beautiful.

Sunday Extra: Ignorance does not protect us

By Andrew Wilk

Dannel McCollum/Voices: Coffee grounds and wood ash

By Dannel McCollum

My wife and I have made the Starbucks on North Prospect Avenue our early morning abode since it opened in 2006. Right away, I learned that it was the policy of Starbucks to make spent coffee grounds available to customers for their flower and vegetable gardens.

County board: Thorny issues

By Pattsi Petrie

Michael White/Voices: Schlarman Class of '76 ... a look back in time

By Michael White

This month, members of the Danville Schlarman Class of 1976 will gather for one weekend when we'll look back upon the many that have passed

Herbert Morgan/Voices: Fourth of July fireworks — ¿comprendes?

By Herbert Morgan

The first thing she said to me was "Hola!"

I responded, "Hello."

The second thing she said was, "Speak Spanish!" Before we could exchange names or shake hands or embrace, she abruptly walked away, discarding me in her wake.