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Friday, July 25, 2014

T.J. Ray

What’s up, Doc?

As a longtime educator with multiple degrees, local columnist T.J. Ray still gets called “Doctor” from time to time. “Dr.” or “Doc” is a term, he writes, that should show respect for knowledge and ability of someone doing something, not just for an education gained. (July 21, 2014, Page 4)

Rights become rites as slide continues

The end may, or may not, be near, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, but there is no doubt that there is a decline in our country and our culture. What’s ahead? It’s up to us, Ray writes. (July 10, 2014, Page 4)

Election day observations

Local columnist T.J. Ray, returning home after voting Tuesday, wanted to jot down some thoughts and observations about our country’s political and election process. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

Contradictions

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at some popular contradictions in society, and then wonders if the process is social evolution or revolution. (June 19, 2014, Page 4)

Taking Nancy to task about arms treaty

Local columnist T.J. Ray pens a letter to U.S. House leader Nancy Pelosi with questions and comments about her party’s policies, including the UN Arms Treaty. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

Questions for the famous

Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders what it would be like to actually meet someone who is famous. What questions would you ask? What would you like to know. (April 25, 2014, Page 4A)

So proudly we should hail

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the use and misuse of the American flag, and stresses the importance of its proper use. (April 17, 2014, Page 4)

Yik Yak, don’t talk back

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the Yik Yak concern and how school officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about the problem and dealing with it. (April 10, 2014, Page 4A)

Going, going, gone

Local columnist T.J. Ray compares today’s LOU community to one he wrote about six years ago, noting that many of the changes are probably not quite what most people expected in the name of progress and suggesting that you might want to snap a few pictures of your favorite Oxford scenes before they’re gone. (April 4, 2014, Page 4A)

Culture shock

Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about the world we’re living in today — is there too much superficiality, too little reality — and what it will mean for future generations. (March 27, 2014, Page 4)

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