There is life after high school, so ‘don’t be stupid’

I once had a high school American History teacher call me “stupid.” The reason she did so is that she felt that I was a severe academic under-achiever and was wasting my opportunities. I told her that I wasn’t stupid, to which she replied, “You certainly can’t tell it by your grades.” With that, I […]

The last Father’s Day

Last Sunday was Father’s Day. That being said, I’m not late with this story, but rather, right on time. Because you don’t really know when the last Father’s Day will be. I know I didn’t. This was my first without him, and even though words can’t describe the loss, it has made me realize something […]

Diversity, inclusiveness harmful?

In conversations with most college officials, many CEOs, many politicians and race hustlers, it’s not long before the magical words “diversity” and “inclusiveness” drop from their lips. Racial minorities are the intended targets of this sociological largesse, but women are included, as well. This obsession with diversity and inclusion is in the process of leading […]

Parent and child: ‘Leadership’ vs. ‘relationship’

By John Rosemond A column of mine that originally appeared in January of 2017 has been circulating on the Internet ever since, accumulating over a million hits to date. In a nutshell, its message is simply that parents, not children, are the most important people in a family and the husband-wife relationship should greatly “trump” […]

Baptists and the modern world

I live in amity with the Southern Baptists, whose general tolerance for my fellow “Whiskeypalians” I take kindly. I wouldn’t dream of joining the media whoop-de-do over who among the Baptist faithful did what to whom, and when, and what to do now. You have read it all; I will not recount the imputations of […]

A tribute to Charles Krauthammer

I have often thought that tributes to those we love are best made when the object of our affection is still with us, rather than at their funerals. I do not know Charles Krauthammer well, though we would occasionally see each other at Fox News when I worked there and at Washington Nationals baseball games. […]

Missing mandolin player

Not long ago, I went to the funeral of a man I did not know. I had never even seen him or heard him speak a word. Saddest of all, I had never heard the talented musician play a single bluegrass note on his mandolin or banjo. His son, Kris, a preacher, has meant a […]

Do you overlook the flaws of others?

One of the easiest things to find for many people is fault. There are a lot of fault-finders in the world. There’s always a critic. In fact, some people think criticism is more blessed to give than to receive. Working with people is a wonderful blessing, but sometimes it gets rather interesting. People are going […]

What is the most important part of church? Poll says . . .

Recently, the pollster George Gallup released the results of a survey of 1,500 people across the nation. Gallup wanted to know why people went to church (or another place of worship). He listed seven items and asked people to rank them from the most important to the least important. The results of the survey may […]

A $973 toothpick

Like so many folks, my entire life can be found inside my phone. Years of irreplaceable pictures (26,834 to date), videos, and, of course, passwords to everything are electronically locked away inside. Therein lies the problem. If my phone somehow magically disappears or can’t be charged then life as I know it comes to a […]

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