Homer Opinion

  • 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 - 8:39am
  • 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 - 8:39am
  • “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 - 8:38am
  • 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 - 8:37am
  • 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 - 8:53am
  • 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 - 8:50am
  • 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 - 8:46am
  • When a challenging and complex project is successfully completed there follows a sense of relief and accomplishment. And also gratitude for those who helped us in achieving that success. Such is the case with KBBI’s recently completed audio console project. Donors, engineers, creative talent, hard...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:45am
  • I would like to thank all that cast their votes Oct. 6. I also express my gratitude to all the candidates who stepped into the arena and provided the community with such a diverse and qualified choice on the ballot.  Congratulations to Donna — what a great addition to the council. Please reme...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:43am
  • “Stressed brains can’t learn,” was a clear message from our community’s recent screening of the Paper Tigers movie, a documentary highlighting the success of an alternative high school that radically changed its approach to disciplining and supporting its students. Many movie-goers stayed af...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:42am

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