The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

It’s OK to disagree, but not to attack

For those who were thinking this bucolic corner of the world might be immune to the vituperative divisiveness seen across the country, think again. There is plenty of uncivil discourse and action to go around, even here.

Repeal Replace

Losing our grip on reality 2.0

Regardless of where one stands on the current controversy about the “statue worthiness” of various historical figures, we can all agree on one thing. These people actually existed in real life. A low bar to be sure, but from a reality perspective not the lowest. That distinction would go to the plethora of statues around the country of actors as the fictional characters they played on TV or in the movies.

Yale to use two or three words where one will do

Amidst the turmoil of the fading summer of ‘17 — the hurricanes, a nuclear North Korea, racial and political divisions and the like — you may not have noticed that one of our great universities had quietly eliminated its freshmen and upperclassmen.

‘Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water’

Part 1 of 2

The tagline for “Jaws II” is apropos for what I will write about, which is not great white sharks. Rather, it’s about something far more ferocious: torture. 

I had hoped America was done with torturing. But now there may be reason to fear that it will be revived. That’s what I intend to examine.

While on the campaign trail, Donald Trump infamously declared that as president he would use torture in the fight against terrorism. 

Beware the three-horned dodo

Recently, I had a close call with serious injury because of a thoughtless driver. These two ancient references immediately came to mind. I will amend them both at the end of my tale.

First: Euclid, the great ancient geometer, famously said to a king having difficulty with his attempt to learn geometry, “There is no royal road to learning geometry.” 

Second: The Roman Empire was celebrated for its network of roads that linked all to Rome, i.e., “All roads lead to Rome.”

Letters to the Editor - Lakeville Journal - 9-28-17

Disagrees with columnist Piel’s assessment of the U.S. tax code

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — September 1917

Herbert Edelman of Salisbury is another Salisbury boy to give his services to Uncle Sam. He enlisted recently and is now at Fort Terry.

The Allyndale White Marble and Lime Company of East Canaan, through lawyer Louis Sperry of Hartford, filed a petition in bankruptcy Saturday. The amounts due to local business houses and to individuals for labor and other work is estimated at $3,000. 

SALISBURY — L.C. Boice is entertaining his brother and sister.