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Looking out the kitchen windows located on the south side of the Henley hacienda, a couple of hundred yards or so beyond Chestnut Street, is a tree-covered hillside.

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It is not uncommon to see a vehicle parked on the side of the road, the victim of some sort of mechanical failure. However, considering all the traffic which passes through Riverview Park, I a…

Fingers pointing at each other, they stood in front of a sink full of dishes fighting the same fight that breaks out every single time I ask for help around the house.

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As more and more cases of the coronavirus are being reported in almost every region of the country, I was not the least bit surprised by the results of a couple of surveys which appeared in my…

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The Supreme Court stimulates America’s most vibrant industry, which manufactures synthetic hysteria. The nomination to the court of Amy Coney Barrett occasioned high-decibel warnings that her …

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Lest it get lost in the ballot-counting frenzy: The house is still very much on fire. And regardless of who ultimately controls the White House and Congress next year, those currently in offic…

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When it came time to look for the house that would become the Henley hacienda back in the mid ‘80s, I thought it would be neat to have a home with a fireplace.

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In the smoldering aftermath of an electoral outcome that the nation needed to avoid, but that the president and his party hoped and planned for, the American project is more battered than at a…

The relationship I have with my wife of 45 years, Nancy, began not when we were in high school, but when we were both students at Rolla Junior High School. She was a cute cheerleader and I was…

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In the middle of his first year in office, President Donald Trump endorsed a bill so radically anti-immigrant that even most Senate Republicans couldn’t stomach it.

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By a circuitous route to a predictable destination, the 2020 presidential selection process seems almost certain to end Tuesday with a fumigation election. A presidency that began with dark wo…

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I am not a woman of few words. Most of the time, I have too many. At least that’s what people tell me. And by people, I mean my husband.

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With the Senate’s confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump has cemented his legacy as the most important president in the modern era when it comes to shap…

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A flub, a gaffe, a red flag for radicalism. At the final presidential debate last week, Democratic nominee Joe Biden stumbled worse than he has in ages — at least according to Republicans.

In 1906, Werner Sombart, the German economist, explained America's resistance to socialism in five words, "roast beef and apple pie," his shorthand for affluence. In 2020, however, semi-social…

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A couple of Saturdays ago, with a bill needing to be dropped in the mail and the outdoor temperature quite comfortable for mid-October, rather than grabbing the car keys and driving to the pos…

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At a first glance, the final presidential debate might have seemed to some like a draw. President Donald Trump had arguably his best debate performance ever and did not alienate the reluctant …