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I’ve spent considerable time exploring human conflict in recent months.  My physical condition coupled with the precautions necessary to avoid becoming a COVID statistic have given me … more
I  was planning to finish up my medical adventure story in this column, but I changed my mind.   Two factors have led to my making this change. First of all, last week began with the … more
I ended my last column just as my real medical adventure became more interesting.  I was scheduled for surgery in mid-February, one year to the day after I took my trip to the ER in Powell. … more
A couple of days ago, it dawned on me that this month marks an anniversary for me. Ten years ago last week, I experienced a life-changing event one Saturday afternoon. I was at home after … more
At Christmas, I can always count on receiving one particular gift, and my daughter came through once again in December, handing me a gift-wrapped book. Erica knows me very well, which she should, … more
Here we are, in the final countdown to Christmas. If you were anywhere near my house, you would be well aware of that — or at least you would be if I were free to play my collection of … more
As it does every year, Thanksgiving rolls around this week — the perfect time to tell my faithful readers some of the blessings that an old hymn tells me to count. I don’t remember what I … more
I would guess that just about any American with some education about our nation’s history can complete that directive voiced by a member of Virginia’s House of Burgesses (that’s … more
My own health, and the health of the nearly 8 billion people that I share this planet with, has given me considerable time to pursue one of my favorite hobbies: studying American history. As I … more
I spent last week in recovery. I needed it after spending a little over a month back in the Midwest; Minnesota to be more precise. The trip was a welcome respite from the restrictions I felt were … more
It seems as though our lives are slowly finding their way back to normal. I’m not sure what normal is, but I think it means less worry about being too close to other people so as to avoid being … more
I’ve always been a reader.  I can’t help it; it’s in the DNA handed down from my father, so I’m stuck with it. Whenever Dad had a spare minute with nothing going on … more
I’m seeing a faint light at the end of a pretty long tunnel.  Whether the light will get brighter or fade to black is an open question. True, the spread of the COVID-19 virus seems to … more
I have been debating whether to comment on January’s upsetting events in the capital of our republic. I have decided to do that today, and what I have to say might actually upset some of you … more
Two weeks ago, I began my annual Christmas music marathon — an attempt to listen to all the Christmas music in my library during the last two weeks before Christmas. One of the first things I … more
The election is only a month away, so it’s time to put in my 2 cents worth concerning how people should vote. If you have been reading these columns for any length of time, you are no doubt … more
We Americans always seem to find some reason to fight among ourselves. As you might expect, this being a presidential election year, we have more than a few reasons to take issue with our neighbors … more
The COVID-19 virus has hopelessly scrambled the world of sports. Because of the pandemic, baseball players are playing before crowds of cardboard cutouts instead of real people, and plays are … more
In 1944, Army Air Corps pilots stationed on the island of New Guinea were looking for possible sites for an additional air strip on the island when they found a large river valley in a place that … more
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