Pickaway News Journal

Sun, Aug 20, 2017

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Debating the school year
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Debating the school year

There was a time when the Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends were the bookends to the school year...

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CODGERTATIONS: Don't confuse me with facts
CODGERTATIONS: Don't confuse me with facts

Lately we have been hearing a lot about "Confirmation Bias," believing things that support what we already believe and rejecting things that don't.

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CODGERTATIONS: Holy Theocracy, Batman!
CODGERTATIONS: Holy Theocracy, Batman!

Every semester for 15 years, I have been privileged to address high school classes as part of a general introduction to various political/radical groups.

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CODGERTATIONS: Party on
CODGERTATIONS: Party on

In 1962, as an 18-year-old freshman at OSU, I was introduced to the question of whether history was progressive...

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CODGERTATIONS: Oink
CODGERTATIONS: Oink

I'm not afraid that Donald Trump might be elected President. No, I'm depressed...

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HEALTH ISSUES: Dealing with rising health care costs
HEALTH ISSUES: Dealing with rising health care costs

Searching for a cure to rising health care costs? Know where to shop!

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INTERSECTIONS: Heaven moments
INTERSECTIONS: Heaven moments

Much of the work in this world is done by folks who just don't feel like it that day.

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INTERSECTIONS: US has longest health care waiting times
INTERSECTIONS: US has longest health care waiting times

Our national health care reform debate proves the adage attributed (perhaps in error) to Mark Twain: "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."

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CODGERTATIONS: Sky Pilot
CODGERTATIONS: Sky Pilot

Are you familiar with Pat Robertson? He's what my Dad used to call a "sky pilot": i.e., if you get on his plane, he'll fly you to the Pearly Gate.

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INTERSECTIONS: Debating health care reform
INTERSECTIONS: Debating health care reform

Is health care a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder on the market, or is it a human right to be guaranteed by a civilized society?

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: The heroin epidemic
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: The heroin epidemic

Sadly, there's an epidemic in the nation today and Pickaway County is not immune.

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CAREER TECH MATTERS: Fife earns honors for adult education programs
CAREER TECH MATTERS: Fife earns honors for adult education programs

Hundreds of students take advantage of the programs offered through Adult Education, and they work with a tireless staff overseen by Director Carrie Fife.

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Working together toward higher education
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Working together toward higher education

As educators, we strive to prepare the next generation for a life after secondary education, be it going to a two- or four-year college, being ready for the workforce or a combination.

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CODGERTATIONS: Regulations, taxes and hypocrites - Oh, my!
CODGERTATIONS: Regulations, taxes and hypocrites - Oh, my!

Last time I suggested that not everyone is a hypocrite who rants against big government, intrusive regulations, social programs/taxes, redistribution of wealth, and The Debt.

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Teacher Appreciation Week
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Teacher Appreciation Week

Every year, the National PTA celebrates teachers by designating the first week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week.

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Westfall senior earns academic award
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Westfall senior earns academic award

Nathan Reisch has made the most of his high school career, excelling in academic and extracurricular endeavors.

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CAREER TECH MATTERS: Adult Diploma Program
CAREER TECH MATTERS: Adult Diploma Program

Obviously, those of us at Pickaway-Ross think that what we do is important. But it's great when the people we serve think so, too.

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CODGERTATIONS: Cynicism
CODGERTATIONS: Cynicism

In a discussion with a friendly Conservative gentleman, it was suggested that in my writing I assumed to know and criticize the motivations of those with whom I disagreed.

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INTERSECTIONS: Listening to God
INTERSECTIONS: Listening to God

Ernest Hemingway, asked about writing, spoke of the artist as listening to the world.

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: The measurement of learning
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: The measurement of learning

I saw an interesting post on Facebook recently that listed a number of qualities that can't be measured by tests.

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CODGERTATIONS: 'Real' Conservatives
CODGERTATIONS: 'Real' Conservatives

Ted Cruz and various Talking Heads, among others, are saying Donald Trump isn't a "real Conservative."

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Angry your road is closed?
Angry your road is closed?

The Pickaway County Farm Bureau will host an educational seminar April 19 open to the public to address infrastructure deterioration and road and bridge funding.

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CAREER TECH MATTERS: Health expo set for April 16
CAREER TECH MATTERS: Health expo set for April 16

On April 16, Pickaway-Ross will again co-sponsor the Health, Wellness & Fitness Expo with Ohio University-Chillicothe, but preparation for this growing event starts long before then.

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INTERSECTIONS: ER Easter reflections
INTERSECTIONS: ER Easter reflections

"We have an Easter responsibility to those trapped without hope of a miraculous resurrection..."

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HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Time change
HERE'S WHAT I THINK: Time change

At my age (no jokes, please), you'd think that the time change wouldn't be a big deal. It's just an hour, right? I've gained and lost an hour twice a year for, well, many years.

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