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Part of what makes the holidays so enjoyable, particularly to me, is that the songs, movies and other media bring me back to a simpler time, one that made sense and one that put others ahead of … more
The political landscape lately has been exhausting to the point of madness. The hate, trolling, half-informed spewings of just about everybody has really been soul-deadening. So to start … more
There’s an old adage that people throw around to denote both inevitability and, well, slowness. Christmas is coming. You’ve probably used it on someone — “I’m coming! I’m … more
There’s lots of turmoil in the world and even our country today. A lot of that I’ve even touched on here. You know, there’s the nonsense with the latest election, especially in Florida. … more
The biggest question in my mind in the latter half of election week was not how Texas Republicans could lose long-time seats in the House to Democrats, or why Ted Cruz didn’t have a better … more
I’ve made many a comment about being proud to be the son of an immigrant. My heritage is important, you see, but not as important as the rights and citizenship I enjoy as an American. For … more
For the second time this year, a caravan of people is headed toward the southern U.S. border, and the country has pitched camps on each side of this issue. Frankly, I’m not sure why it’s … more
In all of my world travels, the longest I’ve ever lived in one place was in New Mexico, where I spent 35 years after my father retired from the Air Force. (No offense meant to my latest … more
In case you missed it, last week passed, and along with it, the deadline to register to vote in the November general election. Early voting will start this coming Monday, Oct. 22. According … more
The current groupthink that has taken over the nation is Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation circus. Trump should sell popcorn to everyone watching this slugfest; it could help shave the national … more
A funny thing happened last week as I was looking for a topic that was 180 degrees from the garbage we’ve been subject to in the news and, sadly, in premiering tele-vision shows. I … more
I can’t even process completely the miasma of misinformation, inflexibility, demands and accusations and everything else that is making up the hearings surrounding the current nominee for the … more
I’ve become more and more critical of my profession lately, in case you haven’t noticed, what with my weekly Headline of Note feature. That criticism, while mostly designed to elicit a … more
Found out Thursday afternoon that a paragon of 1970s cinema, and certainly an example of rampant masculinity, Burt Reynolds, passed away at age 82. Reynolds was the quintessential man’s man, … more
I’ve been to Europe a number of times, and the thing that most stirs my passion is the history of the continent. I like the feeling I get when I walk on ground that I know has been under the … more
To the editor: Righteous indignation expressed by the media over claims of bias in, and manipulation of, the news falls on deaf ears here. The following information was gleaned from George … more
When I was getting started in the news business, my favorite comic in newspapers was “Bloom County.” One set of panels, very early on and in the mid-80s, dealt with people making comments and … more
I can’t seem to traipse through my normal news channels without some mention of a sexual nature. I don’t mean the act, but more of the “determining of” variety, meaning it’s because … more
As the mainstream media spends the majority of their time asking anyone who listens if they see them as “an enemy of the people,” they continue to sink further and further into blatant hypocrisy. more
The NFL season got underway this week with every team competing in a preseason game. Many rookies from April’s draft showed the league what they were capable of in a competitive atmosphere for the first time. more
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