The road trip and what happened next

For all my law enforcement friends out there, please stop reading this story now. But if you elect to continue, be advised: I wasn’t the one driving. The Wife was. Guess we need to start this story at the beginning. This time, the story doesn’t start a long, long time ago on that old familiar […]

Why so much rage?

“Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing?” (Psalm 2:1 KJV) That didn’t take long. Less than 48 hours after the shooting rampage targeting Republican members of Congress and their staff on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, followed by the picture of Republicans and Democrats kneeling in prayer at Nationals […]

The violent political left

By Michael Barone Violence is in the air these days. It was visible to the world in Manchester, Birmingham and London in the days before the British general election June 8. It was visible on the baseball field in Alexandria, Va., on a Wednesday morning as a Donald Trump hater and Bernie Sanders volunteer took […]

Uncle Oscar and Aunt Fairy

One Saturday morning, I ran by the bank to pick up a checkbook that had arrived and found the place to be unusually busy. I did a double take when I saw my nephew, Jay, a financial advisor, in an office with clients. He’s a family man who devotes weekends to his kids. “What’s he […]

Schools are for learning, not gender counseling

Isn’t it time to stop the ridiculous focus on what some misguided liberals define as political correctness? It seems something is permissible only if the liberal political correctness “police” decide it is so. I’ve grown quite tired of it. I rather expect most children can use any bathroom in their home. Isn’t that enough? As […]

Let’s put aside our willful ignorance

I heard a new term the other day: Willful ignorance. We can apply it to politics today. Why do we have to talk with disdain about anyone who disagrees with us? I submit that many people suffer from willful ignorance. Anytime someone uses the term liberal or conservative, people automatically dismiss anything that doesn’t agree […]

Who would fight for freedom today?

In June 73 years ago, 19- and 20-year-old “men” saved the world from Nazi oppression and unfathomable evil. My father was older than most at 26, among the first wave to hit the Normandy beaches on June 6, D-Day. One out of 10 were killed that day. Every soldier had a buddy who died. Only […]

Russia not our biggest threat; our own government is

The results are in after the congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey and the winner is the Russians. The losers are the citizens of the United States. Comey did massive bipartisan damage to his reputation in regard to his integrity and professionalism. Comey’s pre-election comment on Hillary Clinton, “Although we did not find […]

I love VBS

Yes, indeed, I do love VBS, Vacation Bible School. We just finished our VBS week at Prince of Peace, and I’m still celebrating the joys and fulfillment it provided to all the children who attended and to those of us adults who taught and helped. These are the things I love about VBS. I love […]

Ideas for summer reading

Summer often brings us hours at home with children, time for sitting beside the pool, or leisurely spending time on a beach, on a cruise, in airports, or in a summer cabin. Several times over the years I resolved on New Year’s Day to read a book a week. I’ve never regretted it when I’ve […]

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