Patricia Grenfell

President is not a king

Letter to Dee Nann (Reader Input, Dec 8): I so admire your empathy for the homeless, the children who can’t afford colleges today, and those who have lost their jobs. And you are ...

Observations of Occupiers

I want to thank Dave Hungerford (Reader Input, Nov. 22) for his response to my letter. My concern was with (Occupy Auburn) parking as I had a difficult time finding a parking place ...

Middle class needs defense

Last week, a courageous group left the Occupy Wall Street camp in New York City and started marching to Washington, D.C. Their goal was to bring the outrage and energy of the 99 pe ...

Reader fell for rumor

Re: “New tax will sneak up on you,” (Reader Input, Oct 26): Dale (Smith), please stop believing the e-mails that fly around the Internet. You have nothing to fear. Obama doesn ...

Ultra-rich just getting richer

So what is this outrage at middle-class Americans having a public pension? Thirty years ago members of America’s middle class would celebrate pensions for others and spend their ...

Look beyond smokescreens

Mike Michaelsen thinks our president is “out of step” with the majority of Americans (Reader Input, Aug. 16). But we all need to look beyond the smokescreens spewed daily by ...

It’s possible to have beauty without the beastly work

For some, gardening is a passion. They relish the challenge of nurturing new sprouts and coddling reluctant bloomers. But for others, it’s just a chore. Luckily for the relu ...