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It was at a collegiate Christian fellowship meeting back in the late 1970s when I first met the guy who would become my closest friend in my adult years. A tall, lanky, bespectacled fella born in … more
How is it that mandate became a dirty word in America? Sure, we’re the land of the free, but we’re only free because we have mandates, otherwise known as laws. Without laws, we … more
With my column due in another two days, I am up at 5 a.m. sipping coffee, sitting at my old wood desk that has been dragged over to the middle of the dining room. A heavy-gauge orange extension cord … more
If the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately upholds the Texas anti-abortion law, known as SB 8, far more than Roe v. Wade will be overturned. America’s courtrooms could be turned into a free-for-all … more
This week I was in a discussion where the concept of freedom came up, and I’ve been tossing it around in my mind ever since. What does freedom mean to you? Looking beyond the flag-waving … more
The release last week of the EMSRB’s rural ambulance assessment for the Tower Area Ambulance Service, raises some interesting questions— some of which we’d like to see the … more
This story begins in March of 2007 when I took ownership of a nearly one-hundred-year-old dwelling in one of Virginia’s south side neighborhoods. It continues over the next fourteen years while … more
It would be a mistake for officials in Greenwood Township to think the recent dismissal of a criminal complaint against the town’s two top fire officials means case closed. While the … more
316-382-3381.That was the very first phone number I ever memorized, the home phone number for the Colburn family, beginning in the mid-1960s when we only had to twirl the dial using the last five … more
The Ely School Board was wise to resist calls for prohibiting “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness,” by author Austin Channing Brown. The book recounts one … more
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