An exposé – part one: Mount Rushmore & things acquiescent

An exposé – part one: Mount Rushmore & things acquiescent

My wife and I recently had the opportunity to tour a few Western states and it gave birth to a flood of stirring thoughts — it was perceptive in...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Killing in America

I don’t know how to write a column on this theme except to say, stop, stop, please stop the killing.Killing somebody is the not the answer. Kill...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Another time

Another time

Today an elderly lady looked at me and said about herself, “I look like heck without my lipstick. You young girls don’t have to worry abou...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Bad trade deals keeping economy in neutral

Standing beneath a statue of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam earlier this year, U.S. president Barack Obama bragged about his ability to ram a rigged, crony ca...

July 17th, 2016 |  


‘Extremely careless’ usually has consequences

When I was 16 years old I drove my old ‘64 Chevelle about 70 mph to school one morning and ended up over a steep bank which resulted in a two we...

July 17th, 2016 |  


What they’re fighting over

Barring a surprise at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month, the race for the presidency is set. So this seems a good time ...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Shortleaf pine troubles

Shortleaf pine troubles

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is my favorite of the pines. It is a beautiful tree to behold with its long straight trunk of map-patterned bark. It a...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Millennials shouldn’t gamble wealth on health

Millennials are increasingly making traditional “adult” purchases. In 2015, Americans in their twenties and thirties bought four million v...

July 10th, 2016 |  


Obama pulls bait, switch on Atlantic offshore drilling

President Obama just had a change of heart on offshore energy development.Last year, the president put forward a blueprint to expand oil and gas explo...

July 10th, 2016 |  


Let that old flag wave

Flying high across the sky is such a sight to me.It represents love and a whole lot of blood given for folks like you and me.It stands so grand across...

July 10th, 2016 |