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Starting 2014 with a prayer

December 27, 2013 Starting 2014 with a prayer.. more »»

Jackpots and teachable moments

December 24, 2013 As of Dec. 17, the Mega Millions jackpot was a record $648 million, and if nobody hits it this time we could see the world’s first billion dollar jackpot. more »»

Advent marks season of waiting

December 20, 2013 When I was small, December dragged on forever, it seemed. Each day went by like the slow pour of molasses, and the closer it got to Christmas, the slower the days became. more »»

The gift of small businesses

December 17, 2013 “Black Friday” is well behind us now, and there was even a day celebrating small businesses and encouraging consumers to purchase items from these entrepreneurs, especially those who are local. more »»

Mandela set example of acceptance

December 10, 2013 Every night, my family’s dinner prayer begins with the words, ‘‘God bless our family in America and in Africa, and help all of the people in the world who do not have food to get food. more »»

Grateful for Warren’s warmth, charm

December 6, 2013 For the Thanksgiving holiday, my wife and I returned to Chicagoland for what I’ve come to call “The Great Gratitude Tour of 2013. more »»

New Magi, new gifts arrive

December 3, 2013 Perhaps it is the daily choice of holiday classic stories that has caused me to ponder the plight of immigrants who come to our valley. more »»

After the feast comes famine?

November 29, 2013 By the time you’re reading this, you’ll most likely be recovering from the excesses of way too much tryptophan-filled turkey, whipped potatoes and cranberry relish. more »»

Do turkeys have souls? Some food for thought

November 26, 2013 Animal spirits often personify moral lessons of good or evil in Native American cultures. more »»

Do atheists ‘worship?’

November 26, 2013 Evidently they do, according to recent reports of the tremendous rise of “atheist mega-churches” across the world. more »»

Churches on the front lines

November 22, 2013 When tragedy strikes a community, it’s commonplace for government officials to “call on members of the clergy” for their participation and input in responding to the crisis. more »»

A case of judicial success

November 22, 2013 The verdict is in! The jury is recommending that Louis Mann “serve the rest of his life behind bars for murdering his parents two years ago. more »»

Address takes on new meaning today

November 19, 2013 Today, in addition to the usual November events, holidays and seasonal commemorations, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. On Nov. more »»

Perfection or excellence? You choose

November 15, 2013 I recently saw this sign stuck on a mirror in a local business: “Remember how good perfect felt? Why don’t we do it again?” When I read that, I felt utter revulsion. more »»

Drugs-n-thugs require decisive action

November 12, 2013 In America criminals have more rights than law-abiding taxpayers. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled against using drug-sniffing dogs at traffic stops without probable cause. more »»

Does Obama really care?

November 8, 2013 The “Obamacare” production of so-called “affordable health care act” has saturated the daily news these day. more »»

No change without courage

November 8, 2013 I have not looked forward to writing today’s column. more »»

Teachers earn high marks

November 5, 2013 One of the most enduring marketing strategies is the Procter and Gamble claim that Ivory soap is “99 and 44/100 percent pure” which is more than 100 years old. more »»

Do you know where your extra hour is?

November 1, 2013 Tick, tick, tick. No, it’s not my biological clock. That ran down quite some time ago; thank you, Mother Nature. It’s the clock ticking down to 2 a.m. more »»

Here’s some reasons to vote yes on school levies

October 29, 2013 If you need a good reason to vote [x] yes on your local public school levy, please read to the end of this column. more »»

 
 

 

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