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Broken Clock

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.  She is also the House Republican Conference Chair, third highest-ranking House Republican in the House of Representatives.  Representative Cheney wants her fellow Republicans to stop lying about the 2020 Presidential election. On Monday, May 3, 2021, she wrote “The 2020 presidential election […]

End the Politics of Spite

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Have you ever heard the Medieval saying, “Don’t cut your nose off to spite your face”?  Spite is an uncommon word today.  It means to hurt or offend.  Often spite is an act of revenge.  One person feels offended and responds spitefully.  Revenge makes us feel vindicated or justified. Unfortunately, spiteful behavior is too often […]

Remodeling Our Home

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Not many things are more exciting, or frightening, than buying a new home.  With it comes both freedom and responsibility.  The owner has the freedom to change it at will but also must pay for the maintenance and repair. We’ve owned this particular house in Sherman for about twenty years.  When we moved into it, […]

Happy Easter

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Reading the Gospel of John on Easter provides a great insight into “Christian Leadership” and “Christian Citizenship.”  John expresses in clear, unequivocal language the call to service and self-sacrifice. The mystery of Easter starts in John 13.  Jesus is sitting down with his disciples for his “Last Supper.”  He surprises them by getting down on […]

Act of Terrorism in Grayson County

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Studying history shouldn’t take a profile in courage.  Too many people want history to be a safe space for ancestor worship. History is part of the humanities.  We study humans.  Humans can be beautiful.  They can be ugly.  We should try to replicate the beauty and avoid the ugly. We can’t do either if we […]

American Recovery Plan

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Joe Biden promised to “Build Back Better.”  The liberals in Congress just passed the American Recovery Plan.  They set the agenda because Democrats won elections for the House, Senate and the Presidency,. Liberals believe government programs can, and should, alleviate suffering.  Conservatives reject this approach.  They believe individuals should be left to struggle on their […]

Progressive America

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

I am proud to live in Modern America.  America is a progressive country.  Our democracy allows us to create laws to improve our lives.  Over the past 230 years much has changed for the better. The progress has been slow but steady.  In the 1820s white laborers won the right to vote.  In the 1870s […]

Heal the Sick

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

One month after the installation of my pacemaker, I’m well on the way to recovery.  I missed a couple of days of work, but with paid sick leave and good insurance coverage, only a slight tingling on my chest remains. Reading the news, I can’t help but notice that I am abnormal for a working […]

I apologize

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

I’ve been involved in public politics for more than 20 years now. Criticism and disagreements are all part of the process. Often it is just name calling without any substance.  Every once in a while, I will get a comment that makes me stop and think a little bit more. The following letter did just that. The […]

Truth Creates Unity

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

We all know to take the keys away from a drunk driver.  Drinking impairs decision making and judgment. In government, lies produce the same results.  Over 400,000 of our neighbors have died because of Covid 19 lies and political denial.  Will our democracy be next? On Jan. 22, 2020 a reporter asked Donald Trump whether […]

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