Time to Cash Out

Written by Rebecca Branle, Ephrata Township. This piece was first published on January 11, 2021 Rebecca’s blog, basicallybeckyblogs. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Money makes the world go round. And it makes small people sell their souls, and their country, for more. More money, more power, more money, more power – the cycleContinue reading “Time to Cash Out”

It’s Time to Move Forward

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This piece was first published on December 16, 2020 in LancasterOnline/LNP. Reprinted here with permission from the author. If you are one of the majority of Lancastrians who voted for Donald Trump for another four years as president, you may be feeling sad or angry orContinue reading “It’s Time to Move Forward”

Football, Politics and the Importance of a Handshake

Written by Irma Ilustre, Manheim Township. A shorter version of this piece was first published on November 29, 2020 in LancasterOnline/LNP under the title “What Happened to Good Losers?”. Reprinted here with permission from the author. Fall is a great time of year – not for the leaves or the pumpkin spice lattes, but forContinue reading “Football, Politics and the Importance of a Handshake”

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”

The Real Story of this Election

Written by Perry Hazeltine, Lancaster City. This piece was first published on November 10, 2020 in LNP/Lancaster Online. Reprinted here with permission from the author. It turns out that citizenship itself is the winner in this year’s election. We had record-breaking turn out despite a pandemic.  At a rally in Lancaster this week, a womanContinue reading “The Real Story of this Election”

A Global Perspective on American Greatness

Written by Kathy Becker, East Cocalico Township. An abbreviated version of this article was published on Sept. 26, 2020 in LNP/Lancaster Online. This longer version was first published on Nov. 1, 2020 in the Lancaster SPEAKS Up Blog with permission from the author. I went to bed on the night of Nov. 8, 2016, stillContinue reading “A Global Perspective on American Greatness”

Braver Angels – Holding the Divided Country Together

Written by Dr. Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb, West Lampeter. This LTE was first published on October 18, 2020 in LNP/LancasterOnline. Reprinted here with permission from the author. In her Op-Ed on Sept 27th, Jess King pleaded with Lancastrians to find what we have in common for the good of the community. Currently, we are aContinue reading “Braver Angels – Holding the Divided Country Together”