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    Christianity survives

    The scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church has had some far-reaching effects. It has cost the church a lot of money and a lot of embarrassment. It has cost the victims who were harmed emotional and physical damage. All of this comes at a time when pe ...

    Our freedoms are in jeopardy

    What does the Fourth of July really mean to you? Do you know,or even care, about what we are celebrating. Or is it just a great day for a party and a parade? Every time you shoot off one of those bottle rockets, do you think about the freedoms we enjoy in ...

    Victory in Iraq

    Certain members of Congress are urging us back into Iraq. They say we left too soon after declaring victory. Define victory, if you would, and also acknowledge that we were asked to leave by the Iraqi government. Let's see if I have this right. The p ...

    Fathers

    So Sunday the 15th was Father's Day and I received some welcomed good wishes from my children and grandchildren. I also spent some time reflecting on three of the great fathers I was blessed to know in my lifetime, my dad, my wife's dad and my g ...

    Roman Empire

    One of the reasons the Roman Empire finally collapsed, after a 500 year reign, was because it could no longer sustain itself fiscally. In other words it went broke. And one of the reasons it went broke is because of the constant wars it had to wage to try ...

    Subsidized

    There is a word I have learned to not like in our government's management practices and that word is "subsidized." It is all too often a euphemism for some government department helping you to be successful in a business, with a product, th ...

    Advice to new graduates

    Sometime this August, God willing, I will attend my 55th class reunion. On that spring day in 1959, 91 of my classmates and myself, cut our ties to the school that had been ours for 12 long years. We set our eyes and ambitions on carving out a niche for o ...

    Playing with fire

    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, from an overdose of heroin on Feb. 2, 2014, brought back a bad memory to me. I would like to share this with everyone who, right now, is fighting with drug addiction. I think, all too often, those who are addicted don’t rea ...

    Effects of greed

    With propane selling for close to five dollars a gallon this winter, you wonder what’s going on. The government says its looking into claims of price gouging. Really? They’re looking into it? It was $1.50 a gallon three months ago and it’s $5 a gallon now ...

    Football needs to be slowed down

    With the season nearly over maybe it’s a good time to talk about this. Recently a judge ruled that the amount of money the NFL put aside for brain injuries will not be sufficient to meet the demand. I think the number they put aside was somewhere close to ...

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