How’s the New Year’s resolution coming along?
Not so great, you say?
You’re not alone.
This is about the time the frustration sets in and the giving up begins, according to researchers.
Approximately 50 percent of the population makes a resolution to start the new year. Jan. 1 signifies a new beginning. We start the year with super hero-sized powers to do things differently than the year before. There’s a special kind of energy that comes with a chance for change.
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter to raise awareness in the Coplay community about the importance of honoring Saquon Barkley for his achievements and contributions not only athletically, but as an outstanding young man, role model and citizen.
To have a parade and present him with the key to the city and rename the street he grew up on after him would be a great way to honor him.
To the Editor:
Another day, another opportunity for Sen. Toomey to show us his true colors.
In response to President Trump’s blatantly racist remarks about immigrants from Africa and Haiti, Sen. Toomey produced yet another cowardly and spineless response.
Rather than outright condemn President Trump’s remarks, as anyone with some integrity would do, Sen. Toomey writes how he “hopes” the president will retract the statements “attributed to him” about countries of which “he was accused of describing disparagingly.”
On Jan. 10, 1878, the amendment granting women the right to vote was first proposed. This right wasn’t permitted for women until the passing of the 19th Amendment Aug. 18, 1920. I know there is a lengthy process for such changes, but 42 years seems excessive.
It’s worth noting Merriam-Webster’s 2017 word of the year is “feminism.”
Dess Alt Yohr is now fer-bei; wos now aw-fongt is yoh gons nei.
Mier leava un mier wolda, fom Neia biss tzu’m Alta. Darrich feel Ongsht un Druvvel; darrich Tzittera un darrich Farricht. Darrich Grieg un grossa Schrecka; dess dutt de gons Welt be-decka.
The old year is gone; what is now beginning is all new.
We live through much fear and trouble; through nervousness and through fright; through war and through terror; this covers the whole world and we leave this to the disposition of God from the new to the old.
To the Editor:
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all those who opened their hearts to support the Warmth for a Friend coat drive for 2017.
We also offer thanks to the designated drop-off sites for helping make this year’s drive possible.
Richard and Sophie Osborne
If you want to know how many items come up when you enter “manure” in the search box on the Penn State Extension home page, the answer is 61. That is just between the various agricultural programs that provide education to farmers and growers. Really, there should be more. Manure is a “nice” word or technical term for something else we also call fertilizer. But let’s face it — even in family relationships, sometimes things can get pretty ... well, you know.
My heart sunk recently when I read a couple of news stories about two young girls killing themselves after enduring weeks of bullying at their schools.
In the first news story dated Nov. 30 and titled “Aurora 10-year-old takes her own life after suspected bullying incident caught on camera” by Ashley Michels from Fox 31 in Denver, Colo., Ashawnty Davis, a fifth-grader, hung herself after she was allegedly seen defending herself in a bullying incident caught on video and posted to the app Musical.ly.
To the Editor:
I have been a small-business entrepreneur starting two successful, small manufacturing companies in the Lehigh Valley. During the 25-plus years of creating start-ups, taxes were never at the top of my list of concerns. I did not start nor grow my businesses based on decisions related to the tax code.
Do I like paying taxes? Not really. But here is the real truth: The successful growth or failure of a small business does not rely on the tax code. Business relies on one word: demand.
Many of our readers have been following the Guest Views written by former editorial assistant and freelance writer/photographer Mark Reccek documenting his battle with cancer.
Although a very private person, Mark felt it was important to share his journey with our readers and the many friends he had acquired through his work at The Press.
On Dec. 17, Mark lost the fight.
Mark was well educated, with multiple degrees, one being a law degree. He was studying to take the bar exam to become a lawyer to represent those who could not represent themselves.