A New Adventure
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Starting in the mid-16th century, young aristocrats — mainly from Britain — took extended trips around Europe to complete their education. It was called the Grand Tour. The goal of … more
I love a good book on history. One of my favorite historical authors is Hampton Sides. I have read all four of his books. My first book by Sides was “Hellhound on his Trail.” This … more
Young adults growing up in America repeatedly hear from politicians, educators and social media that capitalism is wrong. Capitalism receives blame for everything, including climate change, the … more
I graduated from high school in May of 1978, ready to transition to college life at Mizzou and study my chosen profession of journalism. I was prepared to move on from my job as the custodial … more
I heard this quote on the radio last week; “Republicans believe Democrats are people with bad ideas, Democrats believe Republicans are evil.” Last Thursday, President Joe Biden, in a … more
Local Democrats have often told me I need to be less divisive in my weekly column. One letter to the editor stated, “ Tearing down the other side, whether its one’s spouse or a person of … more
It was the summer of my sophomore year in college when I cut the strings from my parents and became independent. That was the summer I signed up to sell books door-to-door for Southwestern Publishing … more
I am sorry, Gary, but I will not be able to attend the “Solutions to Climate Change” seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 20. I am regularly at the office until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. I am aware … more
Last week I argued that climate “alarmists” continually fail in their doom and gloom predictions. I need to walk that back.  I found one area where their predictions of doom and … more
Last month President Joe Biden declared that climate change had reached “code red for humanity. This is an emergency, and I will look at it that way,” the president said during a speech … more
I now have a granddaughter in the “terrific” twos. You read that right — terrific, not terrible. Of course, it is at age two that children begin to extend their boundaries. On … more
The word woke first appeared in the New York Times 1962 essay by William Melvin Kelley. It was added to the Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionaries in 2017. “The word woke became entwined … more
Time and time again, supposedly “educated” adults show their ignorance when it comes to the government of the United States of America. Let me clarify a couple of items. First, the … more
Some of the most successful movies in 1972 were The Godfather, Deliverance,  and The Poseidon Adventure. Ranked number 13 in popularity for 1972 films by IMDb.com was a coming-of-age western, … more
It’s the end of the world. The sky is falling. Democracy is over. Those are just a few cries from the progressive left since the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade on … more
We affectionately called her the “Blue Goose.” That was our name for the newspaper’s van in the early 70s. This blue half-ton panel van picked up each week’s edition of the … more
Whenever we have a gas crisis and gas prices shoot up — like now — something happens. I become obsessed with getting the highest miles per gallon from my vehicle. Consequently, I … more
It was 1987 when Connie and I moved from Hannibal to an apartment in Owensville. It did not include a refrigerator. So, we purchased an Amana side-by-side. That was 35 years ago. The Amana now serves … more
Occasionally I scan the comments below the articles I read on-line. A statement from GeneKS grabbed my attention. He said, “When I graduated college in chemical engineering. I was asked one … more
The month of May brings us flowers and Mother’s Day, along with high school and college graduations. What better time than now to discuss the state of education in America. There is one word … more
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