Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Keep in, not out

“It will destroy the character of our small town!” “It will bring more traffic onto our streets!” “We will never be the same!” Sound familiar?… Continue reading

 

Think About It: It could happen … you never know

Nothing in the lifestyle, past or family history of my friend could have warned her that she would be struck by an aggressive form of… Continue reading

 

Think About It: Careful what you wish for

Here’s what we know about the politics of health care in America if we listen to and watch what politicians do. The Republican party (Repubs)… Continue reading

 

Think About It: Mob squad

The president’s 2020 campaign was kicked off with a frontal attack on four freshman congresswomen for their views on health care and immigration policies. Candidate… Continue reading

Think About It: The best America can do?

Perhaps it’s a naive point of view, but I thought America had gotten over separating and marginalizing vast groups of people. The last president to… Continue reading

Think About It: We had to fight, we had to win

June 6, 2019, the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, brought together leaders of the United States and European nations to commemorate the sacrifices… Continue reading

Think About It: Leading from the dark side of the moon

Did you miss me? Not really? Even so now that you know, you might be interested in where I’ve been. I paused to take on… Continue reading

Think About It: 5G whiz!?

A couple of weeks ago, we took our car to Lynnwood for its well-car checkup and big-mile maintenance. In fact, it was so big the… Continue reading

Think About It: My take on thinking

The most offered advice we receive nowadays is to stop thinking. We are advised by religious leaders, gurus, yoga instructors and other wise spiritual leaders… Continue reading

Think About It: Gut punch to our health care

Sometimes I think that we who flee to the comforts of political sides do so because we don’t have the time, energy and inclination to… Continue reading

Think About It: Land use is the people’s work

We learned during the government shutdown that 40 percent of Americans have an average of $400 in the bank and live paycheck to paycheck. From… Continue reading

Think About It: Power circuits interrupt us

Poor president. He’s having a hard time getting his way. He’s having to work the angles extra hard to find a way through this thorny… Continue reading

Think About It: The sound of silence

At first, I thought the greyness I felt was January, the dead of winter, the greyness of the sky, the straw-colored landscape and the still… Continue reading

Think About It: Lucy has the football

Most of us remember the comic “Peanuts” created by Charles M. Schultz (1922-2000). For those that don’t, and I can’t imagine there are many of… Continue reading

Think About It: Bowled over

I am not someone anyone could possibly call a football fan, but I am a football loyalist. By that I mean I root for and… Continue reading

Think About It: Happy New Year … or not

I am mustering up good will for the new year. Yes, that’s the word that comes to mind: “mustering.” The verb mustering, as defined by… Continue reading

Think About It: Christmas for creatures

Little is known about creatures’ Christmases. Years of observations have led me to the conclusion that creatures do indeed celebrate Christmas. There is no special… Continue reading

Think About It: Light, dark sides of giving

I thought I’d better write this column early in the season, lest I be accused of grinching too close to Christmas and all the other… Continue reading

Think About It: Women’s work never done

In two years, the League of Women Voters will celebrate its 100th birthday. The League was established the year that women were granted the right… Continue reading

Think About It: Safety first … but when?

Last summer, I listened to an interview of a man whose daughter was shot and killed during the Parkland shooting. Grief was etched in his… Continue reading