The fleecing of the flock

The fleecing of the flock

Each Sunday morning just before morning worship at our church, the children march around and through the congregation to the tune of Father Abraham, c...

January 6th, 2020 |  


I guess it’s time to let it go

I guess it’s time to let it go

I know I should be moving on into the new year, but I just can’t quite let go of 2019 yet. Specifically, I seem unable to file into the past the...

January 3rd, 2020 |  


Lies, lies and more lies

Lies, lies and more lies

As a former school superintendent, one of my most important, difficult and frustrating responsibilities was trying to stay abreast of state and federa...

January 2nd, 2020 |  



Trains: A blessing or annoyance?

Trains: A blessing or annoyance?

When I drive to work, I am delayed from time to time by a train traveling north or south through the small city where I live.Do I get impatient, wish ...

December 31st, 2019 |  


A wish for the new year

A wish for the new year

As we say goodbye to 2019, I can’t help but look back on the completed year and try to find something, anything, that I can take from my experie...

December 30th, 2019 |  


We all have more than we deserve

We all have more than we deserve

Remember the Modern Stone Age Family? The original Flintstones aired from 1960-1966. It was so much fun to watch.In one of the spin-off shows, there w...

December 27th, 2019 updated: December 27th, 2019. |  


Pay attention to things that matter

Pay attention to things that matter

Christmas with our children and grandchildren is something we always look forward to each year, and this past weekend was ground zero for this year...

December 25th, 2019 |  


The one thing America needs this Christmas

The one thing America needs this Christmas

When I first joined the United States Army Reserve in 1998, Bill Clinton was president of the United States. I didn’t vote for Bill Clinton, but...

December 23rd, 2019 updated: December 23rd, 2019. |  


Have a very merry Christmas

Have a very merry Christmas

Sometime not long after Thanksgiving, the sounds of Andy Williams Christmas songs would fill my childhood home daily, and the house would smell of the...

December 20th, 2019 |  


End rationing of ‘Merry Christmas’

End rationing of ‘Merry Christmas’

The conversation with an old friend, who I see about once a week, was coming to a close.“Hey, if I don’t see you before Dec. 25, Merry Chr...

December 19th, 2019 |