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Facing death

As soon as the sheet of metal roofing hit the back of my leg I knew I was in trouble. Working on my timber...

Africa 1998 — Part 6

(Continued from last week.) Of all the people I met in Africa, a group of police officers were among the most memorable. We were in...

A Toy’s 4 Acts

Children usually receive toys on Christmas, birthdays, or special holidays. Unfortunately, around our house, the gift-giving has gotten a bit out of control. So...

Dealing with children’s feelings

Feelings are a wild card. On the one hand, the ability to experience deep emotion is one of the things that defines us as...

Logical vs. illogical on border

The televised presidential address from the Oval Office, a staple of communication between the chief executive and the people in the second half of...

Resolved for 2019: To speak English

“Why can’t the English teach their children how to speak?” asked Professor Henry Higgins in the musical “My Fair Lady.” It’s a good question...

Why not a conservative woman president?

As if the Democrats lacked causes for nail biting — the shutdown, impeachment, Rashida Tlaib’s big mouth — here comes a venerable ally, The...

We have an identity problem

According to a recent report in The New York Times, Health and Human Services Department officials have been circulating a proposal to define sex....

Rural Route 1

When I was a child growing up, our address was simply Rural Route One. Our road had no proper name and, for the first...

Running the Race in 2019

A man weighing over 300 pounds sought his pastor’s counsel. He said, “Man, I have to do something. I can’t lose this weight, I...
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