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Breaking the Rules

June 17, 2018


We all would like to be good “law-abiding” citizens, not breaking the rules or doing anything illegal. And, for the most part, we know the rules. Just read the Ten Commandments for starters. But there is a part of me that doesn’t mind breaking the rules. Law-abiding though I may be in the main, I […]

The Age of the Old Guy

April 13, 2018


Ok, I’m not being sexist here. The title could be the Age of the Old Girl. Old Lady sounds like a sitcom line from a comedy of years ago. Old Person sounds so impersonal and antiseptic. Old Human Being might be the choice of the super sensitive, modern Progressive, but they’re not writing this. I […]

Whom Do You Trust?

April 12, 2018


Not too long ago a ranking of “professionals” appeared in a pretty reliable online journal named Christian History Today. The article was in the News and Reporting section and entitled “The 8 People Trust More Than Their Local Pastor.” Being a professional of sorts myself, I quickly looked at the sources used by the author […]

Priorities Not in Order

January 29, 2018


Not too long ago the University held a “Harbor Training” workshop for faculty, staff, and graduate students to “have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of resources available to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking in a Harbor training session available through the Women’s Resource Center.” That’s good. Furthermore, the flyer said the […]

Christian principles, family are paramount

December 4, 2017


Who is responsible for teaching good standards among our people? By “standards” I mean good and proper thinking and behavior. I think it must start within families. And families need to be founded upon and living according to religious principles. Since the principal religion in this country is Christianity, I’ll use Christianity as my reference […]

Veterans Day, 2017

December 4, 2017


This column is dedicated to all who have served in the military, or, for that matter, all who are now serving and will one day become veterans. It is a time to remember not those who have died in service — celebrated on Memorial Day — but recognize those still living. In my family, at […]

Golf and Christianity

September 24, 2017


I know a lot of you out there are golfers, or indulge in one sport or another. And I know a lot of readers are Christians. The other day as I tweaked my golf swing in preparation for a tournament, I thought of my faith, which I seem to be always tweaking as well. Maybe […]