Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

Columns

Proud to be like close friends

As the expression goes, “You become like the people you surround yourself with.” I used to think that was nothing but a story that adults told to try to get children to make good choices and hang out with the right crowd. However, I now...
Published: 11/12/14

Buzzwords are enough to give you synergy

If you’re like me, every once in a while you get fed up with certain subjects, ideas and buzzwords that are so much in vogue they’re being beat to death in the marketplace. For me, they are often things I’m actually interested in...
Published: 11/09/14

When the fit is just right

I can’t parallel park well. Heck, I can’t parallel park at all. In fact, if my computer didn’t correct me, I wouldn’t be able to spell parallel, that’s how much I don’t like the word or the action. It is luck...
Published: 11/08/14

Uncertainty is only thing that’s certain

The Wall Street Journal is full of it. To be fair, so is the rest of the news. Liberal or conservative, left or right, there is no escape. Even within religion, it haunts us — at least in the short term. And yet, in an October piece for the Wa...
Published: 11/07/14

Trouble connecting to the internet

“What box is my deodorant in,” my daughter questioned, with complete expectation Momma would be able to readily answer. Normally I operate like a well-oiled and highly maintained performance vehicle, but I had hit the wall. “I ha...
Published: 11/06/14

National FFA convention offer plenty of excitement

For most FFA members, the highlight of their FFA career is getting to attend the National FFA Convention and Expo. Every three years, the location of the convention rotates. Currently, the annual event is held in Louisville, Ky. This year, myself, an...
Published: 11/05/14

Our health care system is failing most Americans - or will

It often takes bad fortune to open your eyes to real problems afflicting many people. That’s been my experience as I navigate through cancer surgery and now chemo. I see people hurting, not just from a particular disease, but from the care or ...
Published: 11/02/14

The quick and the dad

Happy All Saints Day! If you’re reading this, I assume you had a safe and (hopefully) fun All Hallows Eve. I’m confident it’s my daughter’s favorite holiday. She looks forward to Christmas and Halloween each year, but I th...
Published: 11/01/14

Let’s bury the walking dead

Just when we thought we had seen it all, the Mormons stole the Halloween spotlight by showing their underwear. What a clever idea for a costume — except, wait, the white, two-piece, modified long johns, referred to as “temple garments,&...
Published: 10/31/14

100 Happy Days

Like most teenagers, I can shamelessly admit that I love social media. A lot of what is posted on the Internet carries an extremely negative connotation. Over the last year or so, I have seen several of my friends participating in something called th...
Published: 10/29/14

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