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I miss LIFE magazine, I grew up reading photo stories in that weekly magazine. Long after I became a photojournalist, I realized the influence that reading had on my career. Learning from photo … more
Dear Editor, It seems anytime anyone helps anyone, most Republicans scream Socialism. You are immediately branded a Democrat a liberal or a socialist or all three. Back in the 1930s, then … more
To the Publisher: In regards to your writings in the paper, they are what the last of the real down-to-earth people feel. I do construction and drive about 100 miles in every direction of … more
Dear Editor, I had a wonderful dream last night. I was with dad at an open AA meeting. His drinking had gone from bad to worse. Mom was forced to divorce him. AA transformed his life. He and … more
As a Democrat Club and as a party, we would like to define ourselves…rather than have others define us. We believe in inclusiveness, compassion, equality, diversity, justice, facts, peace, … more
Mid-Missouri weather flirted with frost Saturday morning. But nothing like the cold front in Northern Corn Belt states. Our low at MU Sanborn Field was 33F, which stayed above the killing-frost temp … more
In a previous column I talked about the lack of God in our society as one of the possible causes of violence in America, specifically gun violence. Case in point. When I grew up there was not a … more
President Donald Trump’s recent news conference pronouncements involving allegations by federal-government whistle blower reminded me of my growing experience in Missouri’s statehouse by … more
One piece of legislation that is now law in Missouri is meant to provide a helping hand to veterans who want to further their education. During the 2019 session, lawmakers approved a bill that … more
This past week, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna announced new job numbers for the state’s ongoing transportation infrastructure projects. Despite gaining 2,300 construction jobs, a survey of … more
Cellphones with cameras bring snapshot photos into view every day. But, I doubt communication improves. What story does a photo of a dinner plate tell Facebook viewers? You had to be there to … more
Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment. The blood of patriots is the … more
Dear fellow citizens, The speaker of the U.S. House, Nancy Pelosi, recently and rightly quoted Ben Franklin-that the government our founders created was “A republic, if you can keep … more
Marjorie Campbell turned 103 last Friday and had a great birthday party. There was a good crowd on hand at Baptist General to help our birthday girl celebrate. I visit Marjorie – not as much … more
Two weeks ago I traveled to Kansas City for the 153rd Missouri Press Convention. One of our speakers was Missouri Senator Roy Blunt. Blunt did not have a prepared speech for the journalists … more
A couple of weeks ago this column focused on the fact that many Democrats continue to spread the lie that President Donald Trump is a racist. A lot of people in America continue to be ignorant of the … more
Litter is terrible. It’s found on our highways, streets and parks. From there it makes its way into our streams and eventually the ocean, even from here in mid-Missouri. A couple of weeks … more
I don’t know if Donald Trump is a racist, frankly, I don’t care. What I do focus on is what he does, and there’s a lot of things I don’t like. However, I agree with you that … more
A recent visit my wife and I paid to Harry S Truman’s library and museum in Independence caused me to reminisce about Truman’s legacy in Missouri’s statehouse. It’s a … more
Labor day became an official holiday in the Untied States in 1884. It honors the American labor movement which built this country with blood, sweat and tears, and made America great. With labor day … more
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