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Three compliments to every sting rule

Last week I challenged you to smile at people. This was fairly easy for me to do since it is …

May 29th, 2016 |  

The iron claw, a tight hold

The iron claw, a tight hold

Imagine signing up for the Ohio National Guard in 2004 to join your friends and expecting a time to mature …

May 28th, 2016 |  

Obsessed with tomatoes

Numerous readers of this column have been calling or emailing me over the last couple of weeks to inquire about …

May 28th, 2016 updated: May 28th, 2016. |  

In the footsteps of kings and queens

In the footsteps of kings and queens

I’ve been temporarily hooked on Ancestry.com research. I surely didn’t expect to find all that I’ve found so far. I …

May 27th, 2016 updated: May 27th, 2016. |  

A Homestead Act for Appalachia

A Homestead Act for Appalachia

Appalachia, especially its coal mining region, is experiencing a revived bit of attention as shuttered mines, a rise in income …

May 26th, 2016 |  

The case for limited government

The case for limited government

It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as president — the one in which he said, …

May 26th, 2016 |  

Warm breeze of early summer

Warm breeze of early summer

Steve looked out from the turret of his cabin and watched the sun set behind the mountain. Branding is over …

May 26th, 2016 |  

Finally, a victory for the Constitution on nationalized healthcare

Finally, a victory for the Constitution on nationalized healthcare

A federal judge just ruled that Congress never appropriated the funding for the cost-sharing reductions in Obamacare. Judge Rosemary Collyer, …

May 25th, 2016 |  

Threat to sovereignty

Article 27 of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact could be the beginnings of a Pacific Union — a …

May 24th, 2016 |  

Democracy’s insurance policy

In the midst of the Great Depression of the 1930s, millions of Americans were jobless, homeless, and hungry. In desperation, …

May 23rd, 2016 |  

Swaying trees

Swaying trees

I took one of our dogs outside this morning about 4:30am. The wind was blowing and there was a slight …

May 22nd, 2016 |  

Smile wrinkles: Spread the joy

I was in a store I often go to when one of the clerks, someone I’ve never met, approaches me …

May 22nd, 2016 |  

Sin, righteousness and judgment

As a Christian have you ever wondered what the Holy Spirit is doing in the world? When Christ was explaining …

May 22nd, 2016 |  

Iraq War veterans: Bearing the cross every day

Iraq War veterans: Bearing the cross every day

We hear the acronym PSTD, and we know that it’s not good – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We realize the …

May 21st, 2016 |  

‘Short Britches Winter’ has hit us

Angeletta Adams Fields tells me that this current, or most recent by the time you read this, little cold spell …

May 21st, 2016 |  

A reunion of traveling friends

A reunion of traveling friends

One of the friends I met on our tour of Ireland a couple of years ago, Karen Rhode, came to …

May 20th, 2016 |  

Unprincipled clan(s)

Around the beginning of April, a friend of mine shared something that would later trigger an epiphany in me. He …

May 19th, 2016 |  

Officers — unsung heroes

This week, May 15-21, is designated National Police Week. Recognition weeks and days are on the calendar for many occupations, …

May 19th, 2016 |  

Cheaters never prosper

Cheaters never prosper

I was studying my card when the guys walked in for coffee. “What did you get?” asked Doc. “D-24.” “Just …

May 19th, 2016 |  

Will presidential candidates use Constitution in problem solving?

Will presidential candidates use Constitution in problem solving?

It is indeed pathetic that a constituent has to remind Trump, Clinton and Sanders of basic Government 101 constitutional principles …

May 18th, 2016 |  

#NeverTrump? Never mind

Calling Donald Trump the “presumptive nominee” after his decisive win in the Indiana primary as Texas senator, Ted Cruz dropped …

May 17th, 2016 |  

Vacationing on a budget

Vacationing on a budget

Sunshine, warm temperatures, and more flexible family schedules make summer the ideal travel season. However, summer is also the most …

May 17th, 2016 |  

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