Dr. Bill Atwood

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  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Our community will benefit

    Three weeks ago my wife and I brought Noelana into our home. She is a wonderful addition to our family and we have seen a great deal of growth in her during this short time. Noelana is a Siamese kitten who had become lost or abandoned in the Parlier area and the fine people at The Cat House on the...

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Worst president ever

    When Gutzon Borglum began to carve the heads of the four presidents into Mount Rushmore and later, following his death, his son, Lincoln Borglum, finished the enormous project it was intended to honor leaders of America who had done great things.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    No Churchill

    On a shelf in the office, where I write my columns, is a bust of Sir Winston Churchill that serves to honor the memory and the deeds of a true world leader. Churchill was a man who knew how to lead, and his fellow English subjects were willing to follow him because they knew that he could be trusted...

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Misstatements

    Last week, the president addressed the two Houses of the Congress with his sixth State of the Union message. The only problem with his 70 minute speech was that Barack Obama misstated the state of the Union. I keep wondering what universe he occupies.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    No time for Paris

    When our friends are in need, we show up. It may be a friend who is hurting and needs a hug, or a friend in the hospital, or at a funeral, but we know the importance of showing up. Woody Allen was known for the quote that 80% of life is just showing up.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Free at last

    This coming Monday the nation will pause to honor the memory of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. who served as the leader of the civil rights movement of the 1960’s that helped change the racial attitudes of most Americans.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Community meals provide food for thought

    Happy New Year - If you happen to follow the Christian calendar the 6th of January marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Epiphany. An epiphany is the moment when something is revealed and causes the onlooker to learn a lesson. Some refer to it as “The ah-ha moment.”...

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year - It is difficult to believe that we have celebrated the end of 2014 and are heading into 2015. I remember how nervous we all were for the changeover from 1999 to 2000 and the concern for the computer glitches that could have happened. Not a student in our local schools can remember...

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    A child is born

    I hope that your Christmas season was filled with happiness and joy and my further wish for you is that the joy of this holiday season lasts a very long time into the new year.

  • DR. BILL ATWOOD

    Time for giving

    Next Wednesday (Dec. 24) at sunset will begin the real Twelve Days of Christmas. The 12 days refers to the Christian season of Christmas that will extend 12 days to the Night of the Epiphany in January.

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