The Delaware Gazette- RSS opinion Feed Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:45:09 EST 1800 The hidden danger of police Tasers To the editor: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:30:03 EST A time for celebration Christmas is practically upon us. At the risk of incurring the wrath of some readers, I'd like to point out a few “astronomical” aspects of the holiday. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:31:02 EST Winter solstice marks turning point Before there was Christmas, there were Saturnalia (ancient Rome), Jol (Norse), the birthday of Mithras (Persia) and other celebrations – all taking place during these darkest days of December. They were designed, so legend has it, as ceremonies... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:01:02 EST Gloria carols and makes Christmas cut-outs Holiday greetings to all!Can it really be true that Christmas is just around the corner? Is 2014 actually coming to a close in a few days? Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:31:01 EST A response to ‘What is really wrong’ Even among the many angry letters that appear in The Gazette, the recent one by Chris Acker (“What is really wrong in America?,” Dec. 15) stands out for its hostility to black Americans as well as for its irresponsible disregard of... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:42:03 EST Some answers to your holiday questions The holidays are in full swing in Delaware, and the Delaware County District Library has had hundreds of visitors using library this week, to find special recipes, unique craft ideas, decorating tips, good books for the whole family, blockbuster... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:37:03 EST When Santa went to court “There can be no doubt that Santa and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles have had a solid and ongoing relationship for more than 20 years. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:34:03 EST ‘Truth not always easy to find’ To the editor: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:06:04 EST Flu is nothing to sneeze at This is the time of year that Christmas joy is in the air. Unfortunately, that's not all that's in the air. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:01:03 EST A late night era ending There is a reason for consecutive Friday columns versus being the usual weekly Wednesday “Opinion Page” feature. Tonight is the last airing of my favorite night-owl program, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Just one month short of... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:54:03 EST Winter wonderland at Stratford Ecological Center It is much quieter at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road – and not just after a snow fall. The Farm and Nature school tours finished in early November, and the fifth-grade “Messages from the Earth” program ended the week of... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:11:04 EST Let Christmas come alive in us Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. It feels alive! Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:39:05 EST ‘We need to listen …’ To the editor: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:10:02 EST Thank you to all To the editor: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:01:01 EST ‘Will we share in the recovery?’ To the editor: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:37:02 EST How big is a big tree? On reality television, everyone seems to be on a big adventure – evading huge insects the size of helicopters, crawling across a swinging rope suspended high above a river gorge, and enduring blazing heat or drenching with monsoons. While not... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:09:04 EST Poverty still exists amid the wealth To the editor: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:45:08 EST Thumbs up to county leaders Here are this weeks' “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” observations: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:46:01 EST Naming the constellations 'Tis the season when we hang lights from our huts and trees and commemorate our particular rendition of the Winter Solstice festivities. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:31:02 EST What is really wrong in America? As racist protests continue in some our largest cities, perhaps we should look at the catalyst causing the turmoil. We all know it is not the shooting death of a St. Louis teenager who committed a robbery and slapped around a store owner, or the... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:20:03 EST