Opinion

After sojourn in Mexico, it all went south

My sister Marilyn and her husband, Ken, had rented a house in Sayulita, Mexico, and they invited us to come down and stay with them for a few days. It sounded wonderful and it was. ...

FInally, a New Year's resolution I can keep

Aaahhh, New Year’s. The time of the year for resolutions, the time for renewal and the time for reflection.  Some of us insist on making those dreaded resolutions about ...

It's party time: Be safe, be sane, and don’t trust Molly

Dear Straight Talk: My roommate got totally wasted at a dorm party on what she was told was Molly. Somebody brought her back to our room and literally dumped her on me. She fell ...

Lukkonen: Merger

Reader Input: What happened to next-day sports coverage?

I was disappointed to hear that Matt Kimel is no longer with the Auburn Journal. He did a fantastic job covering local sports. He spent time getting to know the coaches, players, a ...

Reader Input: Running letter great, choice of headline not so much

I’ve had my say about Java Detour (“Sorry to see Java Detour go,” Reader Input, Dec. 19). I thank our local newspaper (for) the freedom to do so. I want Java De ...

Another View: For a day, we choose to celebrate that which is beautiful

Just for a little while, in the cold, dark nights in London,  the wonder and warmth of childhood would return — lights strewn across the city streets, reflected on wet p ...

Call to readers: Ringing in the new

What are your new year traditions? Tell us why. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include your first and last name ...

Traditions are an aromatic thing

There are many traditions that surround the welcoming of the New Year. The ringing of church bells, firing of guns, lighting of fireworks, sounding of party horns and even hitting ...