Category: Terry Anker

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Prevarication nation

As the old joke goes – how do you know if a politician is lying? – his lips are moving. With election season in full steam, the good people of Indiana are steeped in...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: An Iditarod dilemma

We all seek success. Right? Well, can we agree that we all want to be able to keep up with the achievement of those closest to us? Being valued as a member of the...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Maintenance free

Our first home was built in the mid-1930s. Along with it came a ton of charm and a good deal of upkeep. It turns out that 80-year-old windows, electrical infrastructure and plumbing systems can...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Ben Franklin

Sir Thomas Browne, an English physician and theologian is quoted in 1642 as saying, “But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? ‘Charity begins at home,’ is the...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Scary movies

Commentary by Terry Anker A few years ago, our oldest son asked to invite some friends over for his first gathering that was to include both boys and girls – at least since his...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Welcome to the club

In his 1959 memoir “Groucho and Me” famed comedian and commentator Groucho Marx defended his desire to resign from a prominent Hollywood social club: Please accept my resignation. I don’t want to belong to...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Adopting a future

Some families know adoption. Sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews – all can trace their blood-lines to a terminus other than their own. Our own family is one of them. Who we are and where...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Loves kept

We don’t know what we have until it’s gone. At least, this is how the cliché goes. We live with the routine and pedestrian annoyances of everyday living rarely taking stock of the relative...

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Courage on reserve

The ancient Greeks believed it to be one of the four cardinal virtues. Courage – defined as the willingness to intentionally put one’s self into a circumstance that brings great fear, anxiety or reprehension....

Cropped Anker, Terry

Opinion: Donner, party of 89

Of all guests list we might like to make, the Donner Party is not one. Notorious for its admitted cannibalism, the group of would-be 1846 pioneers were led across the American west toward promised...