Some Perspective on Russia, Putin

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on February 27, 2022 in LancasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Franklin & Marshall College professor Abby Schrader’s Feb. 20 Sunday LNP op-ed shed light on why Russian President Vladimir Putin has been obsessed with annexing Ukraine and attemptingContinue reading “Some Perspective on Russia, Putin”

Alcohol Abuse by Russian Soldiers

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on April 14, 2022 in LacasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. In 1988, at a medical conference in Izhevsk, Russia, where I had been invited to speak about addiction and addiction recovery, I met Valerie Viner, a strategic RussianContinue reading “Alcohol Abuse by Russian Soldiers”

Reflections on CRT and MLK

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 17, 2022 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP and PennLive for consideration as an OpEd.  The Russian History Museum in Moscow was empty except for one lone wheelbarrow when IContinue reading “Reflections on CRT and MLK”

CLIMATE CRISIS: WHAT IS COP26 AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Written by Jim Sandoe. This piece was first published on November 11, 2021 in an email from Lancaster Stands Up. Reprinted here with permission from the author. You have probably been hearing about it on the news and online, but what exactly is COP26 in Glasgow? It is the 26th yearly Conference of Parties for membersContinue reading “CLIMATE CRISIS: WHAT IS COP26 AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?”

Why White People Should Like Critical Race Theory

Written by Irma Ilustre, Manheim Township. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on July 1, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  People are trying to get Critical Race Theory (CRT) banned from being taught in school districts (evenContinue reading “Why White People Should Like Critical Race Theory”

The Trumpism Movement

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on January 17, 2021 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor.  The mob that desecrated the Capitol building, ending with destruction and death on theContinue reading “The Trumpism Movement”

LNP Best Workplaces

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This piece was first published here, the LancasterSpeaksUp.com blog, on December 16, 2020 with permission from the author. It has been submitted to LancasterOnline/LNP for consideration as a Letter to the Editor. The LNP should be lauded for sponsoring the idea of a “Best Workplaces” insert.  No doubt itContinue reading “LNP Best Workplaces”

We Must Live Up to the US Motto

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on Nov. 16, 2020 in LNP/LanasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. As we ponder the aftermath of the presidential election, one thing is clear. We are still a divided nation.  Bridging that divide and learning how to communicate with oneContinue reading “We Must Live Up to the US Motto”

Breaking Stone – A Poem

Written by Irma Ilustre, Manheim Township. This piece was first published on June 17, 2019 in Irma’s Blog. Reprinted here with permission from the author. I looked at you With your short hair and black square glasses An 80s band t-shirt tucked into slim waist, denim shorts that fell a tad below your knees IContinue reading “Breaking Stone – A Poem”

COVID-19 Testing in Lancaster County

Written by Eric Kearsley, Willow Street. This piece was first published on June 8, 2020 in LNP/Lancaster Online. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Last week the politically polarized Lancaster County Commissioners came together and unanimously approved a plan to use some of the funds provided by the CARES Act passed by Congress toContinue reading “COVID-19 Testing in Lancaster County”