This, that and ‘tuther

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Jane Webb and Dawn Wells. * * * LET ME START by saying thank you to the good folks at St. Bernard’s. They invited me to share some highlights of the Israel trip, and even went out of their way to feed me. How’s that for a great day!…

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Where Are We With Taxes? Let’s Ask

I’d like to think that my talent with the written word is responsible for the landslide of response the last two weeks. But I suspect the topics – politics as usual and the insanity of our massive national debt – has far more to do with it. Whatever the reason, I’ll take it. The more…

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Politics As Usual . . .

A good many of you responded to last week’s babblings about the fiasco the U.S. House went through in electing a Speaker. To a person, you agreed that it was just another example of the ineptitude our government sadly exhibits now. But a lot of you went further. Much further. The anger, the frustration, the…

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Here’s 6 Predictions For 2023 . . . Sort Of

Newspapers attract the oddest people sometimes. I have had people waltz into my office to tell me about the alien spaceship that landed in their field as well as multiple folks who said they had to remain anonymous because they uncovered the JFK conspiracy and their lives were in danger. Still, last week, topped them…

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Answering Questions From Readers

I’m 65 years old and started working for my high school newspaper when I was a sophomore in 1972. If I’m counting on fingers and toes correctly, that means I’ve been involved with the craft for right at 50 years. During that time I’ve been fortunate to have a fair amount of reader reaction. Some…

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Odds And Ends From Israel Trip

Let me repeat something I wrote earlier. Jet lag is real. As of this writing, we have been home a little less than 24 hours. The clock and bright daylight tell me it’s mid-afternoon, but my body tells me it’s time for bed. In addition, my wife and I both feel like death eating a…

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Day Five From The Manger In Bethlehem

As our trip reached its penultimate day, we are finally getting to the major sites in the life of Jesus Christ. Today began with a trip to the Mount of Olives – a place with so very many important historical events. It’s from here that Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1). Right across the Kidron…

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