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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DICK BAYNTON: Eclipsomania and Eclipsophobia: Do Not Delay Treatment!

Finally, dear friends and readers, political adversaries are on similar paths. Now these paths of parallel have some tributary loops off them, but on...

LUCKY GARVIN: Terror and The Unknown History of Masada

“Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” Shakespeare knew whereof he spoke, especially in the case of Saladin. Saladin first united many Persians in...

JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON: Out of The Mouths of “Babes . . .”

Some grandmothers are all about babies. Not me. It's when they start talking they have the ability to reel me in. Last week Peter said he "predicted"...

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...