Category: Terry Anker

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Opinion: Line of sight

Commentary by Terry Anker As he often does, a good friend forwarded a quote via email designed to both break-up the day and to inspire a contemplative moment. In his book adapted from a...

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Opinion: Good enough

When is good enough, well, good enough? Every one of us holds an internal standard that allows us to call an assigned task complete. Some will obsess over every detail to a point of...

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Opinion: Our fuzzles, our tinglers

Now, to paraphrase the great Dr. Seuss, that we’ve packed up “our presents, our ribbons, our wrappings, our snoof and our fuzzles, our tinglers and trappings,” we turn ourselves back to the more normal...

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Opinion: Safe passage

So, Old Man Time has surrendered. Baby New Year has ascended to the throne. Another year has come; and, yes, still one more has gone. In mediaeval Europe, a crier would announce the end...

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Opinion: Dinner at dawn

With the holiday break upon us, many will be spending a spate of “quality” time with family, loved-ones and other assorted acquaintances. In spinning the television dial (for those younger among our readers it...

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Opinion: Empirical data

This newspaper routinely gets press releases from institutions, organizations, communities, and political leaders hoping to clarify some news, television, blog or other report. They are concerned about the convoluted or disorienting messaging found in...

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Opinion: ‘Mean Girls’

“Nine out of Ten Dentists Agree” shouts at us from the packaging on one box from the wall of toothpaste choices. If all of these folks agree that this is the VERY best product,...

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Opinion: The easy button

The office supply giant Staples is well into an advertising run extolling the ease with which we can order, restock and manage our need for paper, pens and printer ink refills. In the campaign,...

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Opinion: Leading the way

Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was once quoted as saying “There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.” Does he have it right? Can we lead from behind? Many, perhaps...