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In 1770, six years before the Declaration of Independence, the population of the 13 colonies in America was just over 2.148 million. For comparison, the metropolitan area population of St. Louis is … more
As Connie and I raised our three children almost 30 years ago, we brought them up the best way we knew how. Part of that job is protecting their innocence. Like most parents, we wanted them to … more
One of my favorite stories from the late Zig Ziglar is entitled “The Balloon Salesman.” Many years ago, a balloon salesman was selling balloons on the streets of New York City. When … more
Hotels are the most popular vacation accommodation in the United States. To meet this demand, over 91,000 hotels and motels have 9 million rooms available for use every day of the year. According … more
Have you ever purchased a product or service at the recommendation of a celebrity spokesperson? Many of us have. Nothing helps sell a product like a celebrity endorsement. One that comes to mind … more
Let’s get one thing straight, politicians lie. No matter what their political leanings, they lie, believing that many, if not most, voters will never discover the truth.  There is one … more
Francis B. Church, editor of the New York Sun in 1897, printed his reply to a little girl’s question, “Is there a Santa Claus?” And “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa … more
Some believe there are no significant differences between the two major political parties in the United States. They are mistaken. There are five main differences in what the left stands for … more
I want to organize society into three groups for this week’s column. First are those who have never heard of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The second group includes Catholics and non-Catholics who … more
Since 1812 there have been several attempts to terrorize or overthrow the government of the United States with violent attacks on our capitol. I covered this in detail in my column dated Jan. 20, … more
Thanksgiving is America’s oldest holiday. It encompasses all races, religions and cultures. Most families, including my own, have Thanksgiving traditions.  The Wall Street Journal also … more
Everyone knows Amendment 3, legalizing marijuana in Missouri, was approved last week in the mid-term election. Just over 53 percent of Missourians voted yes, giving the marijuana cartel a … more
Last Thursday, Nov. 3, was the “International Day against Violence and Bullying,” as declared by UNESCO. According to verywellmind.com, “Bullying is the repeated infliction of harm … more
The Missouri Democrat Party is trying to scare voters with false claims. Last week most Missourians received  flyers in the mail attacking Eric Schmitt for banning abortions in … more
In my last two columns, I have given several reasons why I believe legalizing marijuana for personal use is wrong. But I understand that most Missouri citizens have a different opinion. So, on … more
With any law or constitutional amendment, there are always — always — unintended consequences. Here in Missouri, we are fortunate. We can learn from other states. The state of Colorado … more
When I was around 10-years-old, my little sister and I — learning the harmful effects of nicotine at school — convinced our parents to quit smoking. The decline of cigarette smoking, … more
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
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