Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Sat, 2 Aug 2014 01:22:51 EST 1800 Fear not http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50131828/Fear-not Fear is an emotion that exists in people as an instinctual response to potential danger. Fear activates a chemical response in the body that increases blood pressure, tightens muscles, redirects or sharpens the senses and accelerates the heart rate. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Under the radar no more http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50131625/Under-the-radar-no-more Although Darke County Endowment for the Arts has been around for more than two decades, the organization remains pretty much under the radar for most folks. The endowment exists to keep the arts alive forever here in Darke County, a goal that should... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST Grammy has her groove http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50085740/Grammy-has-her-groove By Pam Drake Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Gift-giving memorable http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50085613/Gift-giving-memorable Daddy's birthday usually stretches over several days around our house. I takes awhile for all eight children to choose an appropriate gift, and when each one manages to do so immediate presentation usually follows. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST July nearing its end http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50085773/July-nearing-its-end Calendars don't lie and the “end” is the truth of July! What a lovely summer so far. Pleasant temperatures and rain when needed. Time is that precious gift that is always slipping away but memories are lasting. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Another First Friday slated http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50055752/Another-First-Friday-slated Aug. 1 – Another great First Friday in August. Enjoy lunch on the lawn at the library from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy lunch and music. Lunches are $7. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lots of outdoor activities abound http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50069178/Lots-of-outdoor-activities-abound Faith United Methodist Church will be hosting a “Family Picnic/ Movie Night” for the Arcanum community on Aug. 9. They wish to invite families of the community to join them for a picnic meal with hamburgers and hot dogs at 6:30 p.m. with... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Facebook is informative http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50067838/Facebook-is-informative Anybody who knows me, knows I'm not that “up” on modern technology. But, that's not saying it's a good thing or a bad thing for everybody else.Of course, over my... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST So much good stuff going on this weekend http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50046715/So-much-good-stuff-going-on-this-weekend Darke County Center for the Arts exists to promote the arts and encourage cultural enrichment in our community. But DCCA is far from being the only local entity offering culturally enriching activities; in fact, so many opportunities exist that you... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST And just what are your thoughts? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50055570/And-just-what-are-your-thoughts Currently there are so many tragedies and situations going on in the world. Most of the headline news is taking place in other countries, which is outside of United State's control; however the border immigration topic is a USA concern. Any... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fairs play key role in food production http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50023417/Fairs-play-key-role-in-food-production The beginning of another Ohio State Fair means fun-filled days and the making of many great memories for families all across Ohio. In addition to a place to enjoy lemon shake-ups, brave the midway rides, and find the most recent deep-fried treat to be... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST State leaders working to ensure local control for our schools http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/50060597/State-leaders-working-to-ensure-local-control-for-our-schools Recently I joined families in west central Ohio to participate in “We Will Not Conform,” hosted by Glenn Beck. This program was hosted at movie theatres across the country where viewers served as audience participants in the program that... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Golden Ratio (or The New Math, Part II) http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50014173/The-Golden-Ratio-(or-The-New-Math-Part-II) Last week I explained that my wife and I have learned that in the context of our three children and the chaos they generate, 1 + 1 + 1 = a lot more than 3. Put differently, the amigos' collective rowdy effect is considerably more than the sum of... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The relationship between twins http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/50043599/The-relationship-between-twins There are two types of twins. Fraternal and identical twins. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Peanut Butter Crumb Pie http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion/50046775/Peanut-Butter-Crumb-Pie Introducing a new Amish Cook Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Succulents: Summertime http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/308825/Succulents:-Summertime Summer and succulents just naturally go together. Succulents make excellent container plants because they're easy to grow and need almost no care. You have heard “all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti” That is... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Talent in magic shows http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/307455/Talent-in-magic-shows Our humble home was the site of two great magic shows last week. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dial it forward http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/314275/Dial-it-forward The phone sat by the toy box. It's eyes rolling and forth when pulled around the room.“These kids will not know what an old phone was like,” said an adult at the twin's birthday party. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Churches help needy http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/307459/Churches-help-needy Humanity turning on itself is front page news this week. The innocence destroyed when the Malaysian airliner was apparently shot out of the air leaves a sickening taste of war and sorrow for those caught in the deadly actions of the organized military... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Arcanum High School class reunions http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/5323232/Arcanum-High-School-class-reunions Attention Arcanum High School Class of 1994! Mark your calendar's for homecoming weekend this fall to celebrate 20 years! Cards will be mailed shortly with the following information. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST