Category: Terry Anker

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Reunited and it feels so good

Growing up in rural Indiana, I was fortunate to attend the largest of the several high schools in the surrounding area. Still, it left my graduating class at about 180 kids or so. It...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Carrying more than needed

Sometimes, I imagine that my parents must have been clairvoyant. They warned of the inevitable turns that my life’s path might take decades before they happened. Their advice could not have imagined the form...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: App–lying genius to life

For those of us among the uninitiated, software for the increasingly ubiquitous so-called smartphone is referred to as Apps rather than the standard desk or laptop parlance where such things are identified as “programs.”...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Life is filled with peril

“Smoking by pregnant women may result in fetal injury, premature birth, and low birth weight,” is a classic. Or maybe one has a preference, “Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide.” Direct and simple works too,...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Ventoring

A civic board on which I have some responsibility for planning an annual retreat decided this year to invite a professional moderator to facilitate the discussion with the goal of making what is always...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Witch hunt

With its Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen penned by freedom fighters at the end of the French revolution in 1789, the “inalienable right” to freedom of speech was expressed:...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Trend bender 

The world of that which is hip, cool, in-style or otherwise fashionable is slowly slipping from the realm of my comprehension. Maybe it is simply because I am the father of two teenage sons....

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Save our souls

A few weeks ago, Ivy Tech Community College hosted its top students for the Indiana Academic Team Awards.  As one might come to expect from such an event, the life stories of these folks...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: A success story

We humans are a collaborative lot. In spite of the occasional primitive provincial urges, we manage to work together in advancing our mutual interests with some regularity. It is on full display when the...