Altus Times- RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:52:53 EST 1800 The power of words Paula Deen was in the E!News studio last week, making media rounds to promote the launch of her new subscription based online channel, the Paula Deen Network. It's been over a year since her multi-million dollar culinary empire came tumbling... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:15:08 EST Russia watches solar flaires while we argue about global warming There is global warming, more middle-east conflicts, the democrats, more gun control laws, my daughter's broken foot and me turning sixty. As if I don't have enough to worry about, now there is the issue of massive radiation striking the... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:16:06 EST Pack Goats I have made four trips into the Gunnison National Wilderness Area. Two of the trips were to Elk hunt in October, and two were summer trips to fish for trout in Sheep Lake. Sheep Lake is at about 12,000 feet in altitude and we rode in on horses,... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:15:31 EST Skippy the Scooter and Walker-Bait If you are not a fan of the AMC TV series The Walking Dead you may have never heard of “walkers.” These are the living dead—zombies who are taking over the world as they eat their way through the last surviving normal (whatever that... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:14:09 EST Uniting to help the environment What with all the bad news these days—-from the Middle East (ISIS) to the NFL (spouse abuse) —-it's nice to hear some good news. This one comes from Mother Nature herself in cooperation with some people intent on helping... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:34:18 EST Road rage, air rage: a common cause? The driver cut in front of me, honking his horn while sticking his middle finger out his car window, pointing it in my direction.“What's he so mad about?” I remember asking myself. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:09:07 EST One punch homicide and a police officer’s safety While in grade school I suffer two concussions in the same calendar year. Both were head strikes I sustained on the school playground and both times I wound up in the hospital. I overheard a doctor tell my parents that one more concussion could kill... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:16:07 EST The garden’s woes, the garden woos “I've got a garden blanket to put over the frame for your lettuce bed, whenever you're ready to plant a fall garden,” my friend mentioned to me on the way out of church. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:11:10 EST Where is the love? Imagine that your 42 year old son has died after a four year battle with a rare disease that has destroyed his internal organs. You are grieving at his casket the night of the wake when an official of the church—-the church which earlier in this... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:15:12 EST