Author: Terry Anker

No exceptions to absolutes

Commentary by Terry Anker Sometimes, we have spring in February and winter in March. We humans tend to be a temporally methodical lot. We have rightly come to expect that morning follows the night...

Opinion: The Body Politic.

Oxford defines us thusly:  the people of a nation, state, or society considered collectively as an organized group of citizens – the body politic. We are one, whether at this moment we feel like...

Opinion: The Babbling Brood

The famed Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once mused that, “To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.”...

Opinion: ‘Mean Girls’

“Nine out of Ten Dentists Agree” shouts at us from the packaging on one box from the wall of toothpaste choices. If all of these folks agree that this is the VERY best product,...

Opinion: The easy button

The office supply giant Staples is well into an advertising run extolling the ease with which we can order, restock and manage our need for paper, pens and printer ink refills. In the campaign,...

Opinion: Leading the way

Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was once quoted as saying “There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.” Does he have it right? Can we lead from behind? Many, perhaps...

Opinion: They can’t eat you

Sometimes bad things happen. Lives intersect and then drift apart. Careers shift from promising to oppressive. Our bodies age and come to fail us. Yes, it is a bummer. Yes, we are right to...

Opinion: Percentages

Competitors in contract bridge are said to play the percentages when they evaluate between any number of reasonable actions selecting those of greatest likelihood to achieve positive result. Really most of us do it...

Opinion: Tick tock

The ticking of mechanical clocks can be heard in almost all of the communal rooms of our home. We wind them each week. We transport them to Arcadia, Ind., with utmost attention for their...

Opinion: Wispy shreds

Confederate is defined first as “joined by agreement or treaty.” The synonyms include: cooperating, combined, and united. Flag is defined as “a piece of cloth or similar material, typically oblong or square, attachable by...