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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Bringing an out-of-control ego under control

Of all my nasty habits, and I have many, ego was and is the most self-destructive. ...

Pleasant memories of the past

Facebook brought back pleasant memories of the past on this Saturday morning. One was a wedding anniversary note from Martha Weeks Boswell, a great lady...

Dealing with a bitchy problem

Mother Nature is a mythical creature based on the Greek Goddess Demeter, whose daughter was abducted by Hades as his Queen, which brought wrath...

Using God to sexually abuse children

Wife Amy grew up in a Catholic family in Belleville, Illinois, a moderate-sized city across the Mississippi river from St. Louis. This week, a report...

Spring, with busy weekend ahead

Spring officially arrived at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday as our area moved into a weekend with dry weather, highs in the 50s and sunshine by...

Who reports what happens when newspapers die?

"Newspapers have been dying in slow motion for two decades now," writes Douglas McLennan and Jack Mles.  "A once unimaginable scenario has lately become...

America, thankfully, is not just white

A lot of social media comments this weekend on the killing of 50 Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Facebook removed 1.5 million...

Is religion dying in America?

Statistics say religion is dying in America.  In a rural area like Floyd County, such a predicted death can, and will, be discarded by...

‘Polar bear plunges’

Some years ago, back in my single days while reporting for The Telegraph in Alton, Illinois, I had a girlfriend who talked me into...

Mother Nature’s last snow job?

The snow that arrived Friday looked for a while like it might be something to worry about but turned into more of a non-event...