Letter to the editor: New approach needed to end violence in Ukraine

As a world we need to find another way to respond to war. How do we become part of a solution for ending the war in Ukraine?

Letter to the editor: Parents of 9-11 victims working for a better future

Every evening, I light a candle that is standing in a protected lantern. I place the lantern on our front porch. I offer this light to send healing, soothing thoughts to all those in mourning.

Letter to the editor: Our forests need good stewards

Have you heard that President Biden has nominated Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III to become the next director of the National Park Service? He has been a tribal leader in Oregon for years. He lives, with his family, on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Algebra Project founder an example to us all

Learn about Bob Moses, who died on July 25, 2021. I am drawn to Bob Moses, since he was a Civil Rights leader and the founder of The Algebra Project. (I went to college from ’67 to ’71 and majored in mathematics. It was time for me to wake up to racism).B … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Support urged for Spectrum

I recently posted something on Bristol’s Front Porch Forum. Free horseradish root plants. I checked the box to allow people from area Front Porch Forums to see this posting. You never know what kind of “bites” you are going to get on social media. Shawn, … (read more)

Letter to the editor: King documentary provides food for thought

Many eyes and ears and minds and hearts were set on Minneapolis, Monday, March 8. Jury selection should have started for the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. He is being charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter of George … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Students misguided in opposing Mt. Abe’s BLM flag

I read in the Addison Independent that some students from Mt. Abraham Union High School were uncomfortable with their high school flying the Black Lives Matter flag. And that some of those students were “excused” and did not have to physically attend scho … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Compassion, reconciliation can help with healing

Editor’s note: This letter to the editor was written before Election Day and unfortunately wasn’t published sooner. Given the uncertainty sown by the president since the election, it is still very much relevant now. Over 20 years ago, I worshipped with th … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Thank you, Bernie Sanders

Dear Senator Bernie Sanders,  I told myself to write this thank you letter, months ago. Here goes … Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much for introducing ideas into the minds of the majority of Americans. These ideas have a staying power because they … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Backing and donating to Biden, but hoping for more

This letter is an edited version of the original, which Patricia Heather-Lea sent to Joe Biden on June 29 with her $15 donation.  “LET US ALL BREATHE AND BUILD COMMUNITY.” That was my message on the sign I held at a Black Lives Matter vigil in our town of … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Veterans know most about war

I just read on history.com, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, silence was heard by soldiers along the Western Front in France. Just north of Paris, that morning, about 5 a.m., an armistice was signed by Germany and th … (read more)