CAROL WALLGREN

Reader input: Pause and think before you act

Whatever happened to common sense? Yes, the world is changing, but not for everyone. Some people as well as some countries walk to the beat of a different drummer. Just because we ...

Reader Input: US needs calm, thoughtful governance

In this 21st century of globalization, we are looking at the law of unintended consequences in the eye. This Ebola crisis is beyond fascinating. It almost seems like a Hollywood ...

Reader input: What about patient privacy laws?

Above all, do no harm. Is it ethical to identify the name of the 26-year- old nurse who contracted Ebola caring for a patient from West Africa who came to our country with Ebola? ...

Reader Input: Be mindful of events around world

If the Secret Service can’t protect the president of the United States and his family from home invasion and missteps, how can “we, the people” expect to be prote ...

Reader Input: Sugar dragging down the US

Sugar is the new heroin. Sugar, at one time in our early history as a country, was considered a banned substance and should be illegal. That obviously failed and failed badly. To ...

Reader Input: Violence is ever with us

Domestic violence has been going on from day one. Today, thanks to football icon O.J. Simpson, it has a name people can identify with. Things have changed and new laws and awarenes ...

Reader Input: Let’s find ways to end the stigma

The silver lining to the tragic death of Robin Williams could be that his star power draws a lot of media attention and shines a light on his struggles with substance abuse and a m ...

Reader Input: Heroin series an eye-opener

Congratulations to Jason Smith and the Auburn Journal for the informative three-part series about heroin in the foothills. Just as important as help for the addict is help for thei ...

Reader Input: Hooray for red, white and blue!

Congratulations to Auburn for the Fourth of July fireworks at the fairgrounds. The finale was phenomenal – the best ever. It was a joyous shock and awe. Carol Wallgren, Aub ...

Reader Input: Time to advocate for mental health

Patrick Kennedy, former congressman, nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of Sen. Edward Kennedy, admits to being co-occurring and suffers from both a mental health challeng ...