• Why do our soldiers fight so hard, well?

    Re: Richard Kweicienski’s recent letter to the Chronicle: Mr. Kweicienski reminded us how well, how hard and how honorably our American troops fought during the Korean war, a war in which Americans suffered 128,650 casualties, including 33,686 combat deaths, as well as up to 50,000 captured.

  • Letter conveys feelings with respect

    Please allow me the space and opportunity to thank Mr. Donald Schultz for his letter to the editor of Nov. 18 titled “This is for Hillary woters.” Mr. Schultz with class, clarity and the conviction of millions upon millions of voters for Donald Trump “president elect” was able to compose a letter projecting the thoughts and emotions of those of us who are no longer a silent minority, who became vocal through the privilege of the voting process to be heard loud and clear. 

  • My letter is being misinterpreted

    You are mistaken if you interpreted my essay as in any way advocating or promoting rioting as a form of protest. I was merely pointing out that the citizens of this country have a right to protest. How one chooses to exercise this right is above and beyond my or your control. With your logic, then, the Second Amendment giving citizens the right to bear arms is, thereby, promoting mass shootings of schools, malls, movie theaters, etc. Shall we take that right away because some people choose to use it for evil?

  • Turmoil will be terrible


  • We may be back to a familiar dilemma


    It has been reported in the past two days that two national security advisers to President-elect Trump have been pushed out of the Trump transition team. One of those is former congressman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., a respected voice on national security. The most obvious reason is that Trump insists that his family members be provided with national security clearances and I am sure that these two advisors have informed Trump that that is not appropriate or doable.

  • Trump may trigger progressive renewal


    On Nov. 10, in the midst of my grief and shame over the outcome of the Presidential election, the president of the College of William and Mary (of which I am an emeritus professor) sent out a message to the college community intended to comfort faculty and students. 

  • Show off your muscle car

    I read the Nov. 10 letter printed in the Chronicle (Turn youngsters onto classic cars). The writer lamented that young kids today cannot afford a new car, plus the fact that some area car shows are just that: new muscle cars that just peeled off their window sticker. You want to see a new Challenger? Just go to an area showroom; even take a test drive!

  • More power to Pantsuit Nation

    Just want to give a shout-out to the person who left the following note on  my windshield while I was shopping at the Citrus Hills Publix. Thank you, you gave me a smile and warm heart today.

    “I love your Hillary sticker! I am still with her!”  

    Solidarity — Pantsuit Nation.

    Maggie Pickel


  • Thanksgiving — the harvest festival

    The Mayflower ship boated Pilgrims and strangers from Plymouth, England in 1620. They headed for their new world, their land of America, a place where religious freedom came first.

    There were Indians to befriend, and a new colony to build and a celebration to be had called Thanksgiving.

  • Thank you for help with haunted maze

    Our 17th annual “Nightmare on Pine Bluff Street” haunted Halloween maze and graveyard was enjoyed by many people this year during the two nights it was open, Saturday, Oct. 29, and Halloween, Oct. 31.