Wednesday September 02, 2015
06/02/2015 - 1:18pm
Let's not make exceptions
American exceptionalism has a broader meaning than “we rock!” It has come to mean “except for.”
We, the community of humans on earth, really are God's creation, right? You won't convince me that He made a special race within a...
05/19/2015 - 10:18am
Clint Eastwood's biggest failure
Clint Eastwood has been in my life for as long as I can remember. Rowdy Yates in “Rawhide” driving cattle on the open range was foreign to me in Los Angeles, but now here I am with cows myself. In his 20s Clint was even a choker setter (a logger who attached cables to...
05/05/2015 - 1:54pm
Lost, but not forgotten
We recently lost another good friend. Violet could sing and play the piano in such an uninhibited way she belonged in a honky-tonk, but she never touched a drop. When she moved to the nursing home she gave Dawn all her music and me a wooden handled scraper made out of a flattened garden hoe....
04/21/2015 - 12:09pm
Truth or consequences
I lied. I can’t even remember about what, but I was caught and my dad gave me a short lecture.
It went like this: “The reason to never lie is a totally selfish one. Once you lie you may have to tell a hundred other lies in order to cover up the original lie...
04/07/2015 - 3:06pm
Statist versus freedom
We are in South Carolina as I write this. We have family here who deserve our effort to visit because they’ve made the trip to our place every year for 35 years.
Charleston has a huge amount of history as its foundation. Every historic place we visited was a...