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Sunday, September 21, 2014

T.J. Ray

Yes, that was me honking at you

Local columnist T.J. Ray has made use of the horn on his vehicle recently, and he writes today about the transgressions that forced – or required – him to do that. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

Rosa Parks, Thoreau and civil disobedience

As random thoughts led to other random thoughts, local columnist T.J. Ray recalled one of his attempts at teaching Henry David Thoreau and civil disobedience to college students years ago. Ray writes about the lesson and how it relates to today. (May 18, 2012, Page 4A)

A reminder

Local columnist T.J. Ray introduces an assignment about budgets, debt and the government’s role and looks at how well we’re doing. The interesting thing is when the assignment was actually first introduced. (May 9, 2012, Page 4)

Is it puzzles and numbers, or puzzling numbers?

Ever since his geometry teachers introduced him to pi, local columnist T.J. Ray has had his share of troubles with numbers. Ray asks some hard questions related, of course, to numbers that puzzle him. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

A special day

A phone call from a stranger about a photo that ran in The LafaShopper News produced an eventful trip and new friends for local columnist T.J. Ray, who relates details about his recent trip to Harmontown. (April 17, 2012, Page 4)

Do wheels of justice turn faster sometimes?

Do the wheels of justice turn slowly or do sometimes they seem to speed up? Local columnist T.J. Ray sees two different speeds,based on political expediency, in the cases of two soldiers charged with multiple killings. (March 28, 2012, Page 4)

The thinker’s cure

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about an email message and piece he recently received that shows how sometimes we out-think ourselves. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

Nervous time for young DJ

Local columnist T.J. Ray recalls one afternoon in the studio of the radio station he worked for as a teenager when he was faced with a big problem – what did he do if he couldn’t find the recording of the national anthem to sign off with? (March 16, 2012, Page 4A)

British taking US over?

Local columnist T.J. Ray, after getting a somewhat humorous email about the British taking back over control of the “colonies,” looks at some of the problems the United States is going through. (March 9, 2012, Page 4A)

The four chaplains practiced what they preached

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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