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Our views: Nonprofits need donations of time, money to make difference

The holidays are traditionally a season of giving, where many with kind hearts buy for families in need, Angel Tree kids or Toys for Tots, feed the hungry or follow the sound of the summoning jingle of bells to drop a few bucks in the Salvation Army’s red kettles. And as the calendar year wanes, those in the mood for goodwill and tax deductions pull out their checkbooks to make end-of-year donations.

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Our Views: For medicinal use only

Most Americans of Baby Boomer age and younger were exposed to marijuana at some point in early adulthood, whether they partook or not on their own. For many, it was a rite of passage encountered at a rock concert or someone’s dark basement. For others, it was a substance and a crowd of users best avoided.

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Our Views: How we get 2 views of 1 death

In the great American novel “To Kill A Mockingbird,” attorney Atticus Finch is explaining to his daughter Scout how to deal with other people amid conflicts at school: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

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Our Views: Life is good, so we give thanks

When you think about it, it’s somewhat odd to choose one particular day of the year to express thankfulness.

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Our Views: No checks, no balance

If there’s a word that can sum up our national leadership these days, it is “lame” — a lame-duck session of Congress, a lame-duck president, all yielding results that are totally lame.

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Our Views: Hall rides a rising tide

Hall County’s business community took a well-earned opportunity last week to celebrate a full November cornucopia of blessings and pat itself on the back a bit.

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