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A path to reduce abortion | Ott Observations

A friend of mine recently asked me why I was for abortion. I told him I wasn’t. He got a puzzled look and said...

Noticing progress (and those opposed to it) | Ott Observations

I spent the past few weeks on a vacation, driving to the east coast and back.  There were road construction delays on virtually every...

Negligence and abuse; subtle or not so subtle? | Mark’s Remarks

en we think of abuse, we immediately think of the physical; things we can see.   We hear about and experience stories of abuse. It’s...

The Jekyll and Hyde voter | Ott Observations

A couple of recent national surveys got me thinking about how disconnected our voting ideology can be from what we really want.   The Pew...

Why we have sports in schools | Ott Observation

gh school girls volleyball coach. The lawsuit claims the coach subjected the team to demoralizing and degrading activities.  I’m not unfamiliar with the behaviors and...

Live and Let Live | Ott Observations

A conservative friend who reads my columns recently asked me what I thought about transgenders, specifically about athletes.   He knows I have a stepdaughter...

Idiocracy – The Sequel | Ott Observations

Recently I found myself thinking about a movie made back in 2006 called “Idiocracy.” The movie is a science fiction comedy, with a plot about...

Raising the dialogue | Ott Observations

egan writing letters to the editor, which eventually led to this column. I had an objective. I was frustrated by the level of almost...

A reformed conservative | Ott Observations

Recently, I was looking through my high school yearbook, trying to find inspiration to attend my 50th reunion (It didn’t work).   Reading all my...

It’s not that hard | Ott Observations

Most Republicans in Congress are self-congratulating themselves for passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.   Yes, it’s an effort to rein in mass shooting...

Flunking the Supreme Court

So much has already been said or written about the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision that I hesitated to write a column about it. For...

Re-examining states’ rights | Ott Observations

When I attended the smash Broadway musical “Hamilton,” it stirred in me an interest in digging deeper into the origin of our country and...
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