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W Gregory Ward, Author at Valley Times-News

Opinion

Will it just be two today?

I spent the week watching serious news. Things happened, people got into trouble—you couldn’t miss it no matter what you did or where you went. ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:59 am

Opinion

Here’s to new beginnings

Well, 2020 slithered out and 2021 waltzed right in.  Here’s to new beginnings. We need a theme for this new year, and maybe we should ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:17 am

Opinion

New Years Resolutions

Congratulations. You’ve successfully navigated 2020, and you’ve made it to New Year’s Eve, eve. My granddaughter dubbed this year “the weird times”, and she was ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:24 am

Opinion

Keep sight of the original meaning of Christmas

When my children were small, we referred to today as Christmas Eve, Eve. Now my daughter tells my excited grandchildren that it’s “One more sleep ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:21 am

Opinion

Having fun with anagrams

One of my earliest school holiday memories comes from just before the Christmas holidays. I was in, I think, the fourth grade, and we were ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:58 pm

Opinion

Be civil, even during rivalry week

With the 2020 Iron Bowl in our rear-view mirrors, I think its time that we paused to take a look at the rivalry. The Iron ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:41 pm

Opinion

Enjoy the holidays like never before

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Christmas is less than a month away. I propose that we enjoy this holiday season like none we’ve ever had. No one ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:33 am

Opinion

Joe Biden and the 25th Amendment

People suggest column topics.  The most prominent this week was a request that I explain what happens if Joe Biden can’t complete his term as ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:16 pm

Opinion

The Presidential election of 1828

With the voting over and done with (probably; maybe), it’s time we all sat down and tried to gain a little perspective. History is a ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:43 am

Opinion

How the election process really works

My filing deadline for these columns was Monday, the election was Tuesday, and these words appear on Wednesday. No matter how the voting turned out ... Read more

by W Gregory Ward, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:08 pm

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