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Friday, August 18, 2017

MIKE KEELER: Man’s Best and Oldest Friend . . .

This one is about man's best friend. Who, as it turns out, is also man's oldest friend. No one knows for sure when civilization first...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: The Kindness of Strangers

Unexpected illness is never a welcome event but when you are in the midst of a vacation it is all the more daunting.  I...

DICK BAYNTON: Education 101

One of the solid foundations of every nation is its dedication to educating its people. Countries that lag on education for children and young...

JOHNNY ROBINSON: Lessons From The “Old Maids”

Miss Annie worked for my dad as a dental assistant for many years. She was quite a bit older than him, and she in...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Does Our Democracy Work?

“The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet.  It requires a certain relish for confusion.”  So said the...

DICK BAYNTON: The High Cost of Immigration

Two types of migration seem to be fervor and fear. In the fervor category, a person or family or even a group of individuals...

DENNIS GARVIN: Symbols of The Confederacy

The removal of visible confederate symbols from our visual culture has become the latest dance craze, usually encouraged by the same folks who celebrate...

JOY SYLVESTER JOHNSON: Not Proving, Nor Protecting

We will know we are making spiritual progress when we no longer have anything to "prove or protect." Do you remember when you were losing...

DICK BAYNTON: Angels Among Us

Occasionally, this column features the biography of what might be considered a charismatic person.  This week, it’s a married couple. She is Carole and...

MIKE KEELER: The Fall of The Great Mosque of al-Nuri

This is about how a symbol rises, tilts, and suddenly falls. It starts with a man with the epic name of Nur ad-Din Abu al-Qasim...