Category: Views

Local Voices

Let’s Get Serious About Gaithersburg Business Development To the Editor: I am extremely disappointed with our Mayor, City Council and City Manager Jones for their stated push for economic development. What are they thinking? The Knapp contract is at the…

Say YES! to the Book

Most moms and dads are all too familiar with the childhood malady that I like to call “I-want-itis.” “I want this” and “I want that” becomes the clattery chorus immediately upon entering … well, any type of store. When they…

In Egypt and Around the Earth, Will Truth Set Us Free?

“God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please — you can never have both.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson The critical importance of Egypt to American national security has apparently led us to support…

Your Views

“Libraries Matter” — No More Cuts To the Editor: [On Jan. 10] the county executive, [Isiah] Leggett, held an open forum at the regional government offices in Germantown to present the details of the county’s financial budget and the problems…

When Telling a Lie Isn’t so Bad…

In my entire life, I’ve fibbed dozens of times — usually to be polite or to get out of attending some mind-numbing social event — but I’ve only told one really big lie. … Are you on the edge of…

Library Meditation

Just in case anyone was thinking that Internet access at public libraries is some kind of frivolity … “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither…

Your Views

Reforestation Concerns To the Editor: I am sending in my response to your [online] article on the planting of trees at the end of Diamond Drive in West Riding. In addition to things already mentioned by JoAnn Schimke, our homeowners’…

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Oktoberfest Friendly faces, good food, beer, a new hay ride route and lots of entertainment. This annual Kentlands festival is a fall favorite, and this year’s attendance broke records. Congratulations to the Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA) and the city of…

Life on Life’s Terms

Recently my psychiatrist suggested we once again “tweak” the meds I take to treat my bipolar II illness. He added something; he is subtracting something. As a result, I feel bettter than I have in a long time. For people…