Category: Terry Anker

Terry Anker

Opinion: Barn door backboards

As a kid growing up in rural northern Indiana, much of our family’s entertainment consisted of visits with the array of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, scattered across the county. We’d go to dinner,...

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Opinion: Something for anything

We all want to help. It is human nature; or at the very least, we still can claim it among the qualities in the better part of our selves. When someone else is suffering,...

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Opinion: Mired in the minutia

Commentary by Terry Anker What difference does it make? Does anybody care if he asked first? It seems that the order of things is routinely determined, well, by the order of things. Who says...

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Opinion: Shake and don’t bake

Commentary by Terry Anker Over time, there have been many descriptors for it. Today, one of the most popular couplets is “helicopter parents.” But, overprotective and excessively involved parents are not a particularly new...

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Opinion: Running to run down

We run to the post office. We run to the store. We run to the school to pick-up one offspring or another. We run, run, run. Hoosier colloquialisms of “running” hither and yon aside,...

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Opinion: Sunk costs and lost causes

Commentary by Terry Anker It seems that along with age is delivered a diminished interest in fighting the uphill battle to stay personally up-to-date. Where once we coveted each and every new style, color...

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Opinion: Virtues and vices

We don’t talk much about virtues these days. And, the concept of vice has been turned into little more than the moniker for the squad of government enforcers assigned to keep humanity out of...

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Opinion: Cheating cheaters

Commentary by Terry Anker If cheaters never prosper, why do they seem to win almost every time? Take the high road. Turn the other cheek. It can be tough to listen quietly as others...

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Opinion: Snake pits

Commentary by Terry Anker The Kentucky Derby is a horse race. The Indianapolis 500 is an auto race. The Super Bowl is a football game. While each of these is a true statement, it...