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5 to go, will America make 250?

July 3, 2021
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Forty-five years ago this weekend, I was between my Freshman and Sophomore years of High School.  A lanky Kansas farm kid who was now fully useful on either a tractor, combine, pickup or wheat truck. But the biggest event that summer for this budding history geek was that America had made it to 200. ...

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Every Dad has a story

June 19, 2021
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For far too many, Father’s Day 2021 will not be a celebration with dear ol dad but a remembering of how one day he was there and then all too soon he was not.  For some this is already the second fatherless Father’s Day,...

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Manchin vs the Mob

June 12, 2021
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Robert Miller, Billings, MT – Harold Zuckerman, East Hampton, NY – Barbara Baird, Rayland, OH – Matthew Lefluer, Albert, VT – Bruce Gasber, Summerfield, FL – Carol Hart, Napa CA – Kent Johnstone, Katy Times Reader – Leslie Darga, Edgewater MD – John Gacnik,...

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Trump v Patton and the Biden disaster

June 5, 2021
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There’s a scene in the movie Patton where Karl Malden playing Omar Bradley informs General George Patton (George C. Scott) that Third Army supplies are being diverted to British...

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It’s not the sale, it’s their sacrifice

May 29, 2021
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The task seemed simple enough.  Take to the internet in search of a new patio rug. I started with one of the more popular online sites and before I...

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Through strength and perseverance, a pride well earned.

May 22, 2021
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When Joplin was ripped apart on that afternoon of Sunday, May 22, 2011 I was safe at home recovering from outpatient surgery.  It would take an agonizing four more...

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