Many Factors

By Bob Houghtaling It’s been said that substance abuse does not occur in a vacuum. With this stated, perhaps it is imperative that we begin to view one of our nation’s biggest concerns from a contextual perspective. Factors like; family history, socio-economics,...
A Serious Look

A Serious Look

By Bob Houghtaling The battle over marijuana’s legalization continues into the New Year as politicians grapple with a number of pros and cons. While this issue certainly is an important one, it’s a shame that terms like “battle” and “war” have to be used when...
Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

By Bob Houghtaling For many, the holiday season ends with the emergence of a New Year. All too often the optimism and resolutions that come with this time begin to be contested almost immediately, by a myriad of life’s challenges. Trying to maintain good intentions...
Op/Ed: Thoughts on Inauguration Night

Op/Ed: Thoughts on Inauguration Night

Mark Schwager prepared these remarks for Monday night’s swearing in ceremony. By Mark Schwager I’ve never felt so much a part of something bigger than myself than I do tonight. And I’ve never been more proud and honored to have the opportunity to contribute to...
Radical Civility

Radical Civility

By Bob Houghtaling A significant portion of my job is working with young people regarding leadership, problem solving and critical thinking. These skills can help prepare students become more capable citizens. I wrote this article shortly after an EGHS Philosophy Club...