Homer Opinion

  • Last month I had a bitter-sweet experience, but mostly, it was beautiful. Buffeted by wind and rain kicked up by a mid-September storm, I took part in the gathering of over 200 friends and neighbors at Mavis Muller’s 12th annual Burning Basket celebration.  ...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:44am
  • Some years ago as I stood in the national archives building and read from the original copy of our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, I could not help but reflect on Lincoln’s closing words in his Gettysburg address ”...and that government of  the people, by the people,...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:42am
  • I first ran for Homer City Council more than three years ago, because I wanted to put a simple idea to the test — Could an elected official be someone I could trust and respect and still get re-elected? Can a politician be transparent, clear on his position, approach each issue with regard for evi...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:41am
  • I want to take a moment and recognize our wonderful community’s incredible hospital staff and facilities. After spending four days there for the birth of our son Oberon Alby Jackson (long may he reign!), Jennifer and I were so very impressed with their level of professionalism, their compassion an...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:39am
  • A couple of years ago, several dozen souls gathered to organize a folk school. In support of the folk school idea, the Wooden Boat Society organized the Homer Vocation Library at 158 W. Pioneer Ave., Suite C (in the rustic cabins across the street from Don Jose’s). Frankly, we are hoping that this...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:39am
  • “A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.”  —Andrew Carnegie...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:38am
  • It’s nearly Halloween and there are celebrations for children of all ages all over town. Some 350-500 children traditionally visit the Bayview/Mountainview neighborhood to trick-or-treat on Oct. 31. In order to streamline traffic and provide a safe space for trick-or-treaters, Bayview and Mountain...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 7:37am
  • T oday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi is going to convene again, after 30 congressional committee hearings that have been held on the rampage in Benghazi, Libya, that left our ambassador and four other Americans dead in 2012. When the final report on Benghazi is completed, sometime in 2016,...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:53am
  • Homer’s eastern neighbor, Kachemak City, is a bit of an enigma to many folks at  our end of the Kenai Peninsula. It is a tiny, irregularly shaped city with one-tenth the population of Homer. It doesn’t even have its own zip code.   What it does have, though, is a long history, longer b...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:50am
  • I was recently reading an essay “Solitude and Leadership” by William Dersiewiez. He had delivered a speech to a plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009. ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:46am

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