Editorials

Letter to the Editor: Charlie's Plumbing

June 09, 2016 - 11:37

Dear Editor,

I recently was in Hernando county doing repair work on a rental property and needed a part to fix the faucet in the tub. I went to the big box stores to no avail, then to several plumbers and plumbing wholesalers with negative results, with the exception of a recommendation that i try "Charlie's plumbing" in Brooksville.

An Over-Achiever is now Stigmatized

May 31, 2016 - 11:17

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Dr. Domenick J. Maglio

Throughout history there have always been people who take pride in their work and others who just get by with as little effort as possible. The ones who want to be recognized for their effort see their production as a reflection of themselves.

Many others needed incentives to get them to do the simplest tasks. It is the percentage of the doers versus the takers that determines the vitality of the nation.
At different stages of history nations went through periods of rewarding merit and others rewarded family status.

Editorial: I tried my best does not get the job done

May 26, 2016 - 18:20

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Dr. Domenick J. Maglio

In our permissive culture hardly anyone is held accountable. People do not want to get involved with correcting anyone else. It is less aggravating to accept an unacceptable excuse than to investigate the circumstance to decide if the person’s reasons for their actions were legitimate. Even if the authority figure arrives at the truth of the person’s behavior he still has to confront the individual. This responsible approach will tarnish the person’s reputation as a “nice guy,” which has become more important than doing his duty.

Finding Fulfillment in Life

March 10, 2016 - 18:42

Special to Hernando Sun, Keryth Rowland
Ms. Rowland is a high school student at Wider Horizons School in Spring Hill

Sunset

The secret to finding fulfillment in life is different for everyone. The main hope for people is to live a long, happy life where all goals are achieved and there are no regrets.

People by nature are busy creatures. As much as we complain that we want to lie in bed all day and do nothing, there are very few people who could actually do that and find happiness. Fulfillment cannot be found by being lazy and doing nothing. However, some people, especially younger people, often find it difficult to think of something fulfilling to do.

Consequences of Ignoring Reality

February 14, 2016 - 17:36

Special to Hernando Sun, Caitlyn Deam

This country was founded on the principle of hard work, the opportunity to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for every citizen, and the will of good American citizens hoping to make America the best it could possibly be. Throughout America’s history, which includes violence and struggles inside the government and society itself, American citizens have often realized their issues and risen to the occasion; whether it be a nationwide call for war or a simple community issue.

Where Have We Gone?

November 15, 2015 - 20:22

Caleb Zapata

History is a unique concept; just when you think you understand it, or grasp the patterns, you lose it. Many people believe the United States is heading for a strenuous path. Our youth today are unlike anything seen before. Ignorance is not only accepted but expected among the adolescents and juveniles who take part in ludicrous activities like “anonymous” or rioting in cities like Baltimore. Where has respect gone?

No Consequences, No Accountability

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:39pm

Although authority figures, especially politicians, often say, “I take full responsibility” for an egregious act on their watch, they remain in the position with no disciplinary action taken. They usually blame the opposition or their underlings for the problem or hide under the table.

The whitewashing of irresponsible, reprehensible and illegal behavior has become the new normal. From local to state to national events we are witnessing obvious dereliction of duty and criminal events identified and investigated by authorities without any demotion, firing or criminal actions.

“Yes” or “No” on Half Cent Sales Tax

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 8:44pm

BY DENNIS PURDY

The residents of Hernando County are being bombarded by the cry to vote “yes” for a half cent sales tax for the schools. They are pretty much the only voices being heard, the only side backed by big money that should have actually been spent on an expert to make the current budget work for the students. Those opposing the tax have had no money for advertising or a web page, but are their arguments any less valid? What will be best for the students, a “yes” vote or a “no” vote?

Parents Have a Right and Responsibility to Control their Child's Learning

Submitted by admin on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 4:50pm

In tribal times the necessary skills were passed down from parent to child. The roles and expectations were clearly defined by the clan’s spoken history. Choices were simple and limited. People learned from adult role modeling. They also shared their knowledge in specific activities and chores.

In the Golden Age of Greece philosopher -teachers were sought after by the powerful. They wanted these self-educated men to shape the minds of their children through learning. They chose the educator, specified the areas of learning and intimately monitored the process.

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