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Did the job of parenting become significantly more of a challenge within the past year with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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While it may not rank up there with profound questions such as, "Why is the sky blue?" and "Who really killed President Kennedy?" I periodically will find myself asking just how many miles of …

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If a person lives in a neighborhood long enough, and pays a little bit of attention, he or she will see a shift in the age demographics. I mention it only because I have witnessed it happen in…

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Like any number of people I am probably guilty of taking for granted the bountiful number of blessings with which I was given during the first half century or more of my life. These days, spen…

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Like any number of people, I am probably guilty of taking for granted the bountiful number of blessings with which I was given during the first half century or more of my life. These days, spe…

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The elimination of "stuff" at the Henley hacienda is ongoing, only the items being disposed of changed significantly last week. Rather than work in the cold basement throwing away things that …

A funny thing has happened at the Henley hacienda over the past 18 months or so. While the number of licensed drivers has been reduced by half, the number of vehicles available for use has increased.

The government needs to spend lots of money to rescue the economy. It also needs to spend this money well. That is, Congress must make sure that as many dollars as possible reach those who gen…

An autopsy of Donald Trump’s presidency can proceed from an early example of his memorable utterances. On his 13th day in office, Feb. 1, 2017, the first day of Black History Month, he said: “…

When I was about six or seven years old, my mom came into my bedroom with a sweet little pink box that had my name etched in gold on it. Whenever you opened it, a tiny ballerina would pop up a…

This is my fourth New Year’s Eve column and most of them have either made the “New Year/New Me” declaration or came to the conclusion that I’m fine just the way I am and I’m not changing a thing.

The COVID-19 virus is to blame for any number of things this year. Realistically, however, I cannot blame it for the steep decline in the number of photographs that I have taken in 2020.

It has been over a month since my father-in-law, Don, passed away. However, the mourning period continues, as it likely will for quite some time for my wife, Nancy, who loved her father very much.

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…

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…

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…