Rose Nolen columns
Rose Nolen had a family of storytellers. Wherever news was being made in Missouri, chances were some family member was nearby.
Sharing stories about departed family members is one way to bring back happy memories of forgotten times.
Dreams and expectations are different for everyone, but a backup system always proves to be valuable.
The prevailing thought seems to be that students have lost interest in school, so unless they are provided with the right answers to test scores they are unable to pass.
Most of the time, men and women have had such different upbringings as young adults that it could strike one as amazing that they would not require infinitely more socializing before they agreed to marry.
The vote against background checks for gun owners proved that Congress is in favor of special interest groups rather than U.S. citizens.
We have gotten to the point where we are willing to blame someone else for every wrongdoing an individual commits.
We can’t allow our wounded children to sit round and suffer, waiting until we get the money to treat them.
People used to use their office phones for business during the day and reserved social calls for evenings on their home phones. But when cellphones came on the market, it seems people began to use them full time for everything.
Being in love with a library is easy. They’re loyal. They never let you down. There’s always another book to read. Always.
Even when we pass a federal law, such as the Affordable Care Act, people are struggling with some states' innumerable attempts to annul them.
As people grow older, parts of black history falls away, unable to reach future generations.
Two sisters differed for a long time on their opinions about having pets, but eventually, they found the animals were a source of comfort.
Schools are laboratories for learning, not armed camps. When we can no longer provide safe places for children to learn, then we need to keep our children at home.
In America, we need to get a handle on work. If there are jobs to be done and not enough money to pay to have them done, then we need to figure out what we are going to do about it.
I think I went off the fiscal cliff shortly after 9/11, and I don’t think I ever got back on. The two big wars were enough to keep me struggling just to keep my feet on the ground.
Allowing people who want to secede could help the country make up years of progress just by not having to listen to the negativism these people espouse.
Missouri legislators reject right-to-work laws that prohibit unions from requiring workers to pay dues as a condition of their employment.
This election season I’m getting the opportunity to observe how much our lives have changed over the past few years. It’s been a long time since the country has been split on the basis of political parties.
In ordinary times, people of goodwill would certainly put the operation of good government ahead of whatever role they might play in their political party. But these are not ordinary times.