Category: Editorials

Leslie McLeod March is Sleep Awareness Month. The National Sleep Foundation, which promotes this awareness, believes that sleep is an indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. They are dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Problems with sleeping with intellectual or developmental disorders are not uncommon. Sleeping problems are more common…

Joe Boyles: Guest Columnist Twenty years ago, I retired from the Air Force and moved to Madison County.  Shortly after Linda and I had made that transition, I heard about a new book that intrigued me: “Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the lies that led to Vietnam…

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist More and more dogs are being sickened by eating marijuana, New York veterinarians say. In New York City, veterinarians say canine marijuana poisoning has become a daily occurrence. “We probably see close to one a day at one of our four hospitals,” said David Wohlstadter, senior emergency clinician for the…

Joe Boyles: Guest Columnist Free choice is an important human concept.  Free people highly value their ability to make individual choices for how to conduct their lives.  Plainly put, we don’t like to be told what to do by others.  Of course, there are limits: parents make choices for their minor children, and legal authorities…