A New Adventure
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I can see it now. To appease protesters — so they don’t feel threatened and unsafe — everything in the future will be named with numbers, similar to the numbers on our credit … more
If you’ve ever welcomed a new puppy into your house you can relate. This new addition to the family needs to be house trained. On the other hand, if you tolerate the puppy’s accidents on … more
Before the dawn of the digital camera, photographs in all newspapers required film, a dark room, plus chemicals for developing and fixing the film. To save money we purchased Kodak Tri-X 400 black … more
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution spells out five rights that are guaranteed by our government. If you ask any random person on the street what those rights are, most would … more
Each week this column averages a little over 700 words. At times a subject or idea will pop into my head that doesn’t need 700 words to explain. So for this column I decided to break it up into … more
It was the summer of 1969. I was just 9 years-old. Like most young boys I had two plastic models I had assembled — one of the Saturn Rocket and a second of the Lunar module — just like … more
Sitting around the dinner table in the fall of 1999, our first born, Jacob was all excited about a character in a book his fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Hall, was reading in the classroom. Connie … more
A couple times a year Connie and I will go shopping out of town for items we cannot find locally. When that occasion presents itself I always visit Barnes & Noble, or another book store. With … more
One thing most of us have in common — white, black, Republican, Democrat, tall, short, rich or poor — is a love of music. It’s no secret, I love music. I love to listen to music. I … more
There are two types of people in America, those who get their news from Fox News and those who don’t. Many who get their news from other sources believe that Fox News viewers are all … more
Last Wednesday the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a photo on its front page that caught my eye — what it was meant to do. Maybe you saw it too. On April 21 there were demonstrations in downtown … more
This may come as a shock to many of you, but social distancing, business being shut down, school closure -— elementary through college — and the cancellation of all sporting events will … more
I am going to start my column this week with a quote from Otto von Bismarck, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” Bismarck — whose full name and … more
This is Holy Week. A Holy Week unlike anything anyone has ever witnessed. One that just a few months ago, was unimaginable. It’s a Holy Week that will be experienced, for most of us, from the … more
We all need a good laugh now and then — especially now. With the overwhelming majority of news today concerning the novel coronavirus I am constantly looking for distractions. If you spend all … more
Unclean. Unclean. Unclean. Because Connie and I traveled to the state of Illinois last week we are suddenly being treated by some like we are lepers. Some people seem to believe that because we … more
Trying to find a story on a national newscast or website that isn’t about the coronavirus is like trying to whistle with your mouth full of saltine crackers. It’s not impossible, but … more
Negativity is all around us. Environmentalists tell us the world is coming to an end because of climate change. Democrats are afraid that President Donald Trump will become another Adolf Hitler. And … more
Many times when someone decides to run for a national political office the reason they give for running is to serve humanity and make the country a better place to live. But politicians in a … more
Because of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the American public has become educated about Hunter Biden. Specifically the enormous income he made in the countries of Ukraine and … more
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