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It is over and yet it has just begun

Twenty-two months ago a young African-American stood on the steps of the old Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois. He announced that he was running for the office of President of…

Children are born to be lawyers

The Girl held the Matchbox car like it was the memory of her first prom. She’s almost two, so that wasn’t it, but she sure wasn’t letting go. “We don’t…

Be nice. Today is World Kindness Day

The other day, my 19-year-old son called me because he was frustrated. He just had punched out from his shift at his job and was trying to back out of…

You can’t judge the season by store decor

It doesn’t seem so long ago that, besides looking at the calendar, I could tell the time of year just by walking through a store and seeing the monthly displays.…

Toys send kids the wrong message

The baby doll was wrong. That’s baby doll the baby doll, not babydoll the nightie. Just wanted to clear things up before being banned from Sunday school discussion groups ……

Help! There’s a ladybug in my bed!

“Ladybug! Ladybug! Fly away home…” Is your house infested with ladybugs? Mine is. They seem to be everywhere I look; attached to the walls, the ceilings and batting around the…

It’s almost over!

From the mouth of the man who will probably be the next President of these United States, he stated “21 months ago on the steps of the old Capitol building…

Love, love me don’t

I have a confession to make. A dangerous confession. The kind of confession the Apollo astronauts probably made to their wives/families/priests/bookies because they had no idea they were ever coming…

This is their time

Maybe this is the voter youth movement pundits have been talking about for years. Among Missouri’s 4.2 million registered voters heading to the polls Tuesday are a tremendous amount of…

Quaking aspens, loose moose and bears at the dump

In the late 1960s, my brother, [an Episcopal priest) took a church in the mountains of northwestern Maine. The church was modern and situated 75 yards from Rangeley Lake. The…