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Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
A Nation Divided
Posted Wednesday, May 1, at 4:55 PM
In my last blog I said that I wanted to do a blog on the Second Amendment.I have tried to write this blog several times but thought better of the timing and my view point in relation to the events in Newtown. Hopefully now cooler heads and real discussion will result...

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Politicians Promises & Money
Posted Monday, September 24, at 1:07 PM

I've heard it said that you're not supposed to talk about religion or politics at a gathering. If you think about it, religion and politics affect just about every aspect of our lives. Whenever someone calls me or wants to talk to me about my vote or giving a contribution for their candidate, I tell them I make my donations to my state political party...

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The Checks In The Mail
Posted Saturday, April 14, at 4:01 PM

Recently I've been going at it with the telephone company. Doing battle with an oligopoly is a little like tilting at windmills for the average consumer. Had it not been for a couple of egregious statements that I received I doubt that I would have ever jumped into the fray...

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Separation of Church & State
Posted Saturday, March 3, at 3:47 PM

When the United States was established as a new nation the Constitution of that nation expressly provided for a separation of church and state. The United States is often called a Christian nation. And yet after two hundred and thirty-six years of this new nation's history the Christian Church has continued to fail to live up to her responsibility inherited in the teachings of the founder in which she takes her name. ...

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They Burned My Flag
Posted Thursday, March 3, at 12:42 AM

I had the occasion to return to Southeast Missouri where I am originally from several weeks ago and visit with my family and my new granddaughter. I was greeted by the giant American flag flying at the sports complex as I drove into town. I was proud to see the reminder of what America stands for soaring as it flew atop the hundred foot flag pole. The flag itself is about fifty feet by twenty-five feet in size...

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It's Snowing In More Ways Than One
Posted Sunday, January 23, at 10:50 PM

It seems that the drug craze has swept the world. I couldn't help but wonder how so many people can get caught up in that horrendous cycle of addiction. One day last week as I was filling the tank on my truck I noticed a sign on the pump. On the sign was the picture of an ordinary fellow telling how he had lost everything, his home, his family and his job because of a drug addiction...

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I've Got To Say It!
Posted Wednesday, December 29, at 1:18 PM

The end of the year is about to roll around and I've been reflecting on how things have gone over the year. Sometimes a person holds their feeling to themselves and then there are times when things that have been bottled up for a long time just have to come out. It's my time!...

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Posted Monday, October 25, at 3:53 PM

I was visiting with the owner of the Irish Pub the other and he gave me a tour of the premises. I couldn't believe all of the brand new restaurant equipment that was purchased and put in the building. The construction work on the inside looked liked many of the most elementary commercial construction work was attempted by some local contractors that are totally incompetent...

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What Racial Profiling?
Posted Thursday, May 20, at 12:42 AM

You may not know it but I was a police officer in my younger days. When I was a policeman we worked open cases, did paperwork and many times traffic enforcement. If someone was speeding, failed to stop, expired plates or whatever the reason might be for the traffic stop most of the times they were just routine. ...

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He's Back
Posted Monday, April 19, at 8:56 AM

The other day I happened to be eating at a fast food restaurant in Marshall. Their were more students in the restaurant than normal for that time of day. An elderly gentleman walked in wearing a baseball hat with the bill turned up. This was a common practice in the 40's and 50's. You had better visibility if your work required you to look upward...

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My Home Town
Posted Tuesday, August 18, at 5:00 PM

I was born in the Boot Heel and grew up on the east side of the state. My parents moved to Saint Louis in 1951 where I spent my youth immersed in the culture and history of the Mound City as it was called back then. As soon as I was out of the house I moved about the country for sometime but I never really put down roots anywhere. ...

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Rays Of Hope
Posted Sunday, August 2, at 5:26 PM

All you have to do is turn on the television or watch the news on your computer and it's enough to cause despair. In this fast pace society, accelerating at break neck speed,we seem to have been caught up in a cycle of life that sometimes leaves me feeling empty. And yet sometimes Serendipity happens. I accidentally stumble upon Rays of Hope where I didn't expect them...

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Illegal Immigration
Posted Monday, July 27, at 9:56 PM

What did Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower have in common? Ask any person who is out of work or working for poverty wages how they feel about illegal immigrants working in the United States and you won't be able to print some of the answers. The problem with illegal immigration is not new. The problem had to be addressed by President Hoover, President Truman and President Eisenhower...

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Bird Dogged Again
Posted Thursday, June 11, at 8:09 AM

As you can tell by the time on this posting I an somewhat of a night owl. Most of my friends know this so it's not uncommon to receive a late night call. Tonight I received another call from some friends who partied until closing time and were smart enough to call me to get a ride home...

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Honest To Jesus
Posted Thursday, February 19, at 9:15 PM

I first started my seminary training at Saint Paul School of Theology (a United Methodist Seminary) in Kansas City, Mo. At the beginning of one 6 credit hour Bible class I learned that Robert W. Funk PhD. had just be awarded the United Methodist Church Scholarly Teacher of the Year Award. ...

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