Opinion

Reader input letters 101

In light of a previous question about the Folsom Telegraph’s opinion section — concerning whose letters and columns get printed, and why — now is a good time to c ...

New year, same me.

At the beginning of a new year, many people make resolutions for the year to come. Even I did last year. While many people don’t typically keep them, I did! Woohoo! This yea ...

What about years that end in “18?”

The New Year is here. It’s 2018! One of the things I like to do with these mad-made milestones is look back at other ones. So at the beginning of each year, I go back 100, 20 ...

It’s tense here in the present

When I am teaching about the New Testament and try to illustrate the genre of the gospels, I challenge the students to write a one-page autobiography. What do you include, what do ...

Experiencing bog in the season of nog

This year, getting in the Christmas spirit hasn’t been a fast track experience for me. However, I can attest that the community of Folsom has certainly surrounded me with cou ...

To the New Year!

Almost an entire year ago, I wrote my first column. I wrote about how 2017 was my year, and I had so many resolutions I was going to stick to. I wrote about cutting down on my bee ...

Having a merry understated Christmas

So we decorated our little $30 Douglas fir and the word this year is “understated” – one string of lights only, minimal ornaments. It fits the mood we are current ...

Homelessness in the community

In spite of a growing economy and shrinking unemployment levels, homelessness in the Sacramento region, and in Folsom, continues to be a major concern. While recently, it may seem ...

Stop and smell the evergreen

Okay, it is here. Not the big day, of course. That is still 11 days away. No, I’m talking about just the general time of year - Christmas, the holidays, December, whatever el ...

Be aware of overpricing dangers

Question: Dear Kari: I am going to be selling my home and I have spoken with a couple of agents. They all say the same thing – I should not price my home too high. I know h ...

Time to stop the High Speed Rail boondoggle

Never in the history of California, and perhaps the United States, have we seen a project with as little upside at as much cost as High Speed Rail. Inspired by the bullet trains o ...

December in the district….

The ice rink is open and the Christmas tree will be lit by the time you read this. The shops are decorated and feel warm and festive inside. There is a nip to the air that creates ...

A day that will live in infamy

As the years go by, fewer people are alive now who fought in World War II, or at least were alive when it began for America. Estimates are that about a million citizens who served ...

Banging a drum for your brother

Last week many of us spent the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. For many, traveling afar was commonplace. For others, like me, it was a gathering of relatives all of w ...

Maintaining meaningful traditions

Saturday I watched our granddaughter Katie playing with her soccer team. These days don’t last long, so I try to attend as many as possible, knowing that in the blink of an e ...