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King: Earth should be our No. 1 issue, priority

What are your core values? You're going to be asked this a lot as we approach Election Day. Think carefully before you answer. What motivates you? What do you hold dear? What institutions or beliefs are basic to your life and well being?

August 21, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Seek answers, not vengeance, after acts of senseless violence

There are times when I want to cry. Not just shed a few tears but seclude myself in some quite place and sob for hours.

August 07, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Political campaigns play with our brains

Have you watched any political ads recently? Most of us have, even people like me who don't have TV. They're hard to escape, but when you ask someone if he or she is influenced by what they see, they say no.

July 24, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Time to move past code words

Say what you mean, and mean what you say. Sounds good, but that isn't the way it works, at least not in politics.

July 10, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Faithful should protect our Earth

When my granddaughter was about 5, I use to entertain her with fairy tales. At each retelling, she and I would think up some new variations on the classics. After a while, the Three Bears morphed into a story about modern bears living in the North Georgia mountains.

June 26, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: True believers almost never admit, ‘you could be right’

When people learn that I'm a columnist, the first question is always, "What do you write about?" My answer: All the things a polite person is NOT supposed to talk about: religion, politics and sex.

June 12, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Faith often is used to divide us

What is it about evolution?

May 29, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: 2 authors offer arguments on procreation

"Why Have Children?"

May 15, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Our trend toward societal suicide is hard to deny

The first visit to a new doctor means filling out pages and pages of forms: Name, age, address, and so forth. Then financial matters, privacy issues and, finally, a long personal history. At my age, I can't even begin to remember all my various operations or hospital visits.

May 01, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: What if our electric grid went down?

I woke this morning, rolled over in bed, and glanced at the illuminated numbers on my clock. After 6, still black outside, but time to get up. I stumbled toward the door, flipped the light switch in the hall, and turned up the thermostat to take the chill out the house.

April 17, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Shouldn’t health care be a right for everyone?

I wonder if anybody really understands what's going on with America's health care system.

April 03, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

Commentary: How safe is safe enough with nuclear power?

March 11 was the one-year anniversary of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami.

March 25, 2012 | Joan King | Viewpoint

King: Politicians play on our fears to drive us apart

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil ..."

March 06, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: Politicians know which part of the brain to tap

In the movie The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher's daughter is worried about her mother's mental state. Mrs. Thatcher is no longer Prime Minister of the U.K. She has lost her husband to death, her son to distance, and her position as head of the government to the opposition. The daughter insists Mrs. Thatcher see the family physician.

February 21, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

King: When does life really begin?

Abortion is about as old as history itself. The Greeks did it. The Romans did it. Even the Catholic Church accepted abortion at one time. St. Thomas Aquinas did not believe the soul entered the body until quickening, the point when movement could be felt.

February 07, 2012 | Joan King | Community columnists

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Joan King: Mankind is destined to evolve from destroyers to creators

I saw my brother do it when he was a kid. My husband said he did the same thing: spend hours making a model airplane and then one day, set it on fire and launch it from the highest window in the house. All that work, down in flames. Kaput!

January 13, 2015 | Joan King | Community columnists


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