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Friday, July 25, 2014

T.J. Ray

Governmental dementia

If our government underwent a psychiatric investigation, what would be the diagnosis? Local columnist T.J. Ray, citing several examples, said it would probably be utter insanity or certainly dementia. (January 14, 2013, Page 4)

Slower Traffic Keep Right

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at some of the questionable spending by the state. This time, he delves into road signs, their costs and their message. (January 3, 2013, Page 4)

Splat!!!

It’s been said that confession is good for the soul. If so, local columnist T.J. Ray must feel a bit better after recalling an incident he and some of his high school buddies were involved in involving a dead possum and a big, big “splat”. (December 27, 2012, Page 4)

Go meet your neighbors

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the origin of words and how they change through the years, and then relates change to one of the words he’s writing about. (November 30, 2012, Page 4A)

Kumquat transducer

Local columnist T.J. Ray proudly touts his Intercranial Kumquat Subvocal 007 Transducer as an option to cellphones ringing in while you’re in church, the movies, a restaurant, et cetera. So how does Ray’s gadget work – or does it? (November 15, 2012, Page 4)

We get what we work for, deserve

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes that it appears our government is no longer “of the people” but “of the two parties” because of the division in ideology, and suggests it might be because citizens are no longer working as hard in the system. (November 9, 2012, Page 4A)

Candidates must stand for something

Local columnist T.J. Ray cites the words of former presidents Grover Cleveland and John Adams in writing about candidates and how they must take a stance and then stand by that stance. (October 29, 2012, Page 4A)

Roadside memorials can have even more meaning

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about roadside memorials – crosses, flowers, monuments, et cetera – that are put in place to memorialize those who have died in auto accidents at those spots, and suggests that we can honor the lives lost by using the memorials as a warning to slow down and drive carefully. (October 11, 2012, Page 4)

Visiting the Guru

Local columnist T.J. Ray spends a little time with the Guru trying to find out why so many drivers are blasting noise from their vehicles these days. (September 21, 2012, Page 4A)

Nun’s Prayer

Local columnist T.J. Ray offers readers a piece of valuable email he received recently – a prayer – and urges readers to read it slowly and aloud. (August 23, 2012, Page 4)

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