Herald Forum

Forum: Patience, please, for those of us with limited mobility

One in 4 adults have a disability, yet many seem inconvenienced when they have to wait for us to get around.

Ron Friesen

Forum: Rather than trading contempt, we can build bridges

For our democracy to survive we must make efforts to find common goals among our different ideas.

Ron Friesen

Forum: Bill of Rights’ guarantees come with limits and duties

The rights it offers each citizen, such as the Second Amendment, are balanced against the rights of others.

Sid Roberts, mayor of Stanwood

Forum: More thought, care needed to avoid unintended consequences

Too often, government efforts meant to address problems can end up making things worse for everybody.

Sid Roberts, mayor of Stanwood

Forum: Our reliance on first apperances needs a second look

It’s natural to draw conclusions from initial apperances, but they often ignore who someone really is.

Dan Hazen

Forum: What will future generations think of our monuments?

A 20th century stone cross with an engraved sword seems a contradiction of Jesus’ message. But what of our monuments?

Dan Hazen
Ron Friesen

Forum: Learning an instrument offers lessons that last a lifetime

Kids may not ever make a living in music, but music classes teach permanent lessons in living.

Ron Friesen
Sid Roberts

Forum: We don’t have to endorse others’ beliefs to accept them

You don’t have to endorse another’s causes; those differences offer a place for dialogue and understanding.

Sid Roberts
Michele Graves

Forum: Pasado’s volunteers share love, care for Bruno and others

Bruno Dog, once abused, lived out his life among the volunteers and staff at the Sultan shelter.

Michele Graves
Edie Everette

Forum: What to do with the phone number of a long-ago friend?

Mister B. was 20 years my senior when I was 19. Would a call bring more than book recommendations?

Edie Everette

Forum: Gun laws threaten our right to protect ourselves

On average it takes 11 minutes for police to respond to a call for help. Don’t infringe on our self-defense.

Forum: There are reasonable gun reforms; Reagan knew that

Balancing constitutional rights is difficult but schools, at least, must be made safe from gun violence.

Kathy Solberg (Herald file photo)

Forum: Don’t have to be a fan to find meaning in March Madness

The NCAAs tournaments captivate with Cinderella stories, involvement and the proof of perseverance.

Kathy Solberg (Herald file photo)

Forum: Don’t allow hate to go unchallenged in our communities

Arlington and Snohomish County can’t stay silent in the face of hate crime attacks of family and friends.

Dan Hazen

Forum: When our thoughts don’t square with beliefs, we justify

We seem easily able to dismiss nagging thoughts when our actions don’t match our stated viewpoints.

Dan Hazen

Forum: Two encounters point to our behavioral health failures

Two women, both appearing confused and agitated, needed more help than I or my husband could offer.

Ron Friesen

Forum: Good teachers, coaches focus on growth to reach perfection

A music professor showed me that perfection comes through growth. We can take that path with America.

Ron Friesen
Edie Everette

Forum: On aging gracefully, gratefully (and parenthetically)

Regardless of my accomplishments, I still doubt I can fulfill my ‘promise’ with the time I have left.

Edie Everette

Forum: A license isn’t needed to speak; same goes for a gun

Any weakening of the Second Amendment opens the door to threats to our other Constitutional rights.

Forum: Herald failed journalistic duty in canceling ‘Dilbert’

The newspaper’s editors should have used this as an opportunity to “tell the rest of the story.”