A New Adventure
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D o you remember your first day of school? That experience was exciting and a little scary. Mrs. Cunningham was my kindergarten teacher. She taught us the alphabet and our numbers. I remember, her … more
S ince today is Valentine’s Day, I want to confess that I’m in love with my wife, Connie. I have been for over 38 years. Because I adore her, I treat her like the lady she is. In … more
I n my column from Jan. 10, I reviewed M. Scott Peck’s book, “The Road Less Traveled.” Now, I want to touch on another of his books, “People of the Lie, The Hope for Healing … more
L ast Friday, President Joe Biden released a statement assuring America that the long-awaited immigration bill, currently in the U.S. Senate, would solve our problems and allow him to shut down the … more
R eleased as a single in April 1975, Charlie Daniels’ “Long Haired Country Boy” only reached 56 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It’s a great song. Although the refrain would … more
As the new year is upon us, I would like to look back at “old man time” and reflect on some of the outrageous deeds the progressive left displayed in 2023. You may ask why this is … more
F rancis B. Church, editor of the New York Sun in 1897, printed his reply to a little girl’s question, “Is there a Santa Claus?” And “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa … more
“Yes, indeed! “Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age — they do not believe except what they see — they … more
Scanning back issues of the Gasconade County Republican I ran across the following column by my Uncle Tom Warden. Enjoy. O ut here in these frosty foothills of the Ozark Mountains, the weather … more
The world witnessed the failure of a planned economy with the collapse of the Soviet Union on Dec. 31, 1991. “The total number (of people) who died unnatural deaths under communist … more
On Nov. 22, 1963 — 60 years ago today — the 35th President of the United States was riding in the presidential limousine, a Lincoln with the top off, through the city of Dallas, Texas, … more
A s I grew up, my parents were proud season ticket holders to Mizzou Football at the University of Missouri in Columbia. This tradition lasted almost 30 years until they were priced out of the market … more
As one of my readers recently pointed out, “The first casualty of War is Truth,” — a 1918 quote attributed to Calif. Senator Hiram Warren Johnson. It turns out many antisemitics … more
When the Corps of Discovery Expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, met in St. Charles to start their journey up the Missouri River in 1804, the native Americans in the central part of … more
Over the last eight years, there has been an estimated 580 percent increase in Americans being taken hostage around the world, according to a report in the New York Times . Currently, over 50 … more
T he Palestinian Islamist terrorist group Hamas launched a surprise attack against Israel on Saturday, Oct. 7, where they executed, raped, tortured, beheaded, burned alive and kidnapped over a … more
E ven though Missouri is landlocked with no access to the ocean, I was fascinated with sailing ships as a young boy. My favorite models were not of cars, but of clippers (a fast sailing ship). … more
I t was a fellow journalist, short-story writer, and novelist Rudyard Kipling — the author of “The Jungle Book” — who is credited with being the originator of the phrase … more
Empathy — not to be confused with sympathy — is the capacity to understand another person’s point of view and, by extension, their suffering. According to thoughtco.com, … more
Elvis Presley fanatics only need to take a short one-day journey to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., to realize their dreams. For a newspaperman/printer like myself, the ultimate pilgrimage is not … more
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