The Opinion Page is your place to spout off. This section contains letters to the editor, longer My Shot opinion pieces, obituaries, and Mike English’s award-winning Shine On comics. Submit your opinion to editors@moonshineink.com.

Uncivil Liberties Becoming Way Too Common

The regiments of the rude. Once an irritant on the periphery of our lives, has become a mighty army. And especially in a Tahoe August, with the crowds of tourists, traffic and Caltrans, it’s inescapable.

Billboards: Signs of the Time

As I was rounding a corner and driving down a hill, a billboard caught my attention. Above a picture of a new housing development at one of the local resorts, these five words are written: 'Owners have all the fun.' This got me thinking.

The Art of Slowing Down

Are you feeling over busy? Stretched to the limit? I've got just the thing for you.

Flummoxed by Techno-gadgets and Changing Weather

Imagining another tomorrow

White Quicksand

Thoughts from the top.

Message from the sky

Editor's Box 
My oldest brother, Juan, has been living in Iraq for the past few years. He works for a company that contracts out with the military – the job pays well, and he’s relatively safe in the Green Zone. But early in December, I got the call.

Editor’s Box

Editor's Box
Mayumi ran across a couple pieces of news recently that made her cock her head sideways and say, ‘huh?’

Though it ain’t everything, it’s something to think about

Ed Box
For us, it ain’t just about the money. Not even close, but we've all got to think about it

Rolling With The Punches

In an effort to save some gas, and to go back to the time-honored tradition of playing in your own backyard, my boyfriend Chris and I built a luge run on the hill behind our house.