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Negativity is all around us. Environmentalists tell us the world is coming to an end because of climate change. Democrats are afraid that President Donald Trump will become another Adolf Hitler. And … more
Safety rises in my attention span, for self and others. Lots of threats exist, but we must not panic but prioritize and continue. The farm-boy ethic of no sick day just might not be wise. Farm boys … more
Many times when someone decides to run for a national political office the reason they give for running is to serve humanity and make the country a better place to live. But politicians in a … more
In a recent letter to the editor, entitled “You are what you swallow,” the Democratic Club’s premise works both ways. It seems to me they are swallowing whatever the national … more
To the Editor: The USA has two problems. Actually more than two but I don’t have time to solve all of them today. 1) China has become a single source of failure to the global (especially … more
Spring sprung. Winter fled. Four robins in my front yard wouldn’t lie to me! They hopped about looking for worms in 52-degree weather. I’m sure these early migratory arrivals were shocked … more
Because of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the American public has become educated about Hunter Biden. Specifically the enormous income he made in the countries of Ukraine and … more
A recent lawsuit filed against the Missouri House has highlighted a growing conflict between demands for openness in government versus the expectation of Missouri citizens for personal … more
To the Editor:   The title of this letter is a rephrasing of the old expression “You are what you eat,” meaning your diet absolutely informs your physical makeup. Eat … more
My science curiosity perked up on news of a virus in China. There, 100 people a day died from a pneumonia-like disease. Now, the NY Times says 142 people died in the last 24 hours. To me, … more
The headline on the latest issue of GQ magazine’s cover is entitled “The New Masculinity Issue.” On the cover is a photo of Pharrell Williams — someone I have never heard of, … more
To the Editor: First I want to thank the Democrat club for pointing out my really dumb mistake in tying President Bush to a comment made in 2011. I could blame the computer when I typed in a … more
To the Editor: I watched President D.J. Trump preside over a Blue Collar Boom, in the Predominantly Red USA. He spoke of school choice, the space force and vocational education in high school, … more
Winter wears on. Is this a test of our soul? Plentiful ice with a light coating of rain tests our fragile bones and old muscles. I took my test, early. My slick shoe soles were no match for wet … more
Since this Friday is Valentine’s Day I want to confess to you that I’m in love with my wife, Connie. I have been for over 30 years. Because I adore her I treat her like the lady she … more
To the Editor: I have been conservative all my life but I could not agree more with The Gasconade County Democrats Club regarding Mr. Rogers and President Trump. Tragically, civil discourse has … more
To the Editor:  We hope that you give us a chance to respond to some points in Mr. Hoernschemeyer’s letter to the editor which referenced a previous letter sent by us. There are … more
In days of yore, I went to Spring instead of it coming to me. After the first week of February I flew to Arizona, leaving in 18F degrees and arriving Phoenix at 68F. I’d pull off winter garb … more
It’s a beautiful day with the sun shining (finally) as I sit down to write this column on Superbowl Sunday and Punxsutawney Phil has predicted that spring will come early this year. But, the … more
To the Editor: Somewhere in this no-man’s land of distrust and bad faith that we all live in these days, there needs to be the protective cover of reason and honor. Our country has eroded … more
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