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A parade without a marching band is like peanut butter without jelly, Sonny without Cher or Donnie without Marie.That something was missing last Thursday during the Gasconade County Fair Parade … more
I am proud to be an American and I am proud to live in rural Missouri where a significant majority agree with that statement. Over the weekend, Connie and I attended three 4th of July … more
In two columns from February 2020, I covered ways politicians and their family members get rich off their name and influence. And it’s all legal. This is so common among senior-level … more
Most of my favorite memories growing up include my father and my two grandfathers. They involve hunting, fishing and camping. I remember my parents being there for all my extracurricular achievements … more
Monday was Flag Day. Celebrated every June 14, it commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.  The Second Continental Congress, on June 14, … more
There is no denying it. Coco, the cat, was shot in cold blood. The crime happened towards the middle of the last century, located in a small rural community in central Missouri. The culprit was a … more
Democrats and their allies in the national media repeatedly claim that Republicans win close elections because of voter suppression. The source of the “suppression” are laws in states … more
Terrapenes, more commonly known as the box turtle, have an average life span of 50 years, with many reaching the centenarian mark. They are found in the wild exclusively in North … more
Cori Anika Bush represents Missouri’s 1st district in the U.S. House of Representatives after she upset 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay in the 2020 primary election. She was sworn into office on … more
I am not going to call President Joe Biden a liar in this column. Let’s say that his advisors and speechwriters gave him wrong advice and he passed it on. Maybe they are ignorant of the … more
A quick search on the Internet gives us these ten popular activities to do with your family on Mother’s Day weekend. Sip Tea Enjoy brunch at a local restaurant Hop along a wine … more
Two weeks ago, I struck a nerve with many Democrats when I dared to judge our current President, Joe Biden, with the same yardstick they beat Donald Trump over the head with for four long … more
In my formative years, and as a father of two Boy Scouts, I spent many nights away from the comforts of home in a collapsible shelter — more commonly know as a tent. These shelters have been … more
President Joe Biden signed several executive orders in the Rose Garden last week concerning gun control. “Cities across the country experienced historic spikes and homicides. As law enforcement … more
Many in the Democrat party have been showing their hypocrisy lately when it comes to their professed belief in science. As I pointed out in this column two weeks ago, teacher unions — giving … more
Last year this week the unthinkable happened — Governor Mike Parson issued a stay-at-home order, because of the coronavirus, closing our churches and in affect canceling holy … more
In the latest covid relief bill that was just passed by congress — without any Republican support — $130 billion was earmarked to open schools safely with hopes of returning children to … more
One of Joe Biden’s first official acts as the 46th President of the United States was to sign an executive order to stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline and eliminate up to 11,000 jobs. There are … more
More than once in this column I have promulgated the idea of reading aloud to children, something Connie and I did with our three offspring and continue to do and promote with our two grandchildren. … more
I hate to admit it but it’s true. France is the world leader, producing 93 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources. They do all this at half the cost of electricity than their neighbor … more
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