I have mastered the art of comforting a teething baby, but as of Sunday, I will now have to learn a different art: pulling teeth.

Our Founding Fathers resolved that without freedom Americans could not enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To secure it, they fought a war to break free from the bonds of tyranny.

It’s that time of year again. Just Sunday night, I saw a big streak of green in the sky, followed by a pop and an explosion of green light. It wasn’t loud or particularly annoying; I was just startled to see it. My dog, who is not a fan of fireworks, just took a glance in that direction. No …

Declaring independence requires one to identify the real enemy. Doing so, can make people who would otherwise be at odds (and still may be) work together and cooperate in ways that are astounding. Working with people would not ordinarily get alone is at the heart of some of our best dystopia…

Hey y’all! Welcome to the Opinion page. Here you will see various viewpoints — sometimes conflicting — on one page.

Phil Niekro confounded the best hitters in baseball for 24 Major League seasons using a knuckleball that Yankee outfielder Bobby Murcer said was “like trying to eat Jell-O with chopsticks.” Only three hurlers pitched more innings than the durable Niekro, and just nine players appeared in mor…

As the frequency of school shootings continue to rise each year, we are starting to see a disturbing pattern: Public outrage followed by political inaction.

If you’re reading this column in your local newspaper, congratulations! Just by skimming your eyeballs over this page, whether it’s in print or online, you’re doing a vital service for your hometown, and for democracy as a whole. (Go ahead and take the rest of the day off.)

We tend to compartmentalize our lives. Our heads ache, yet we don’t consider the small amount of sleep we’ve had this week. We feel sluggish, but have forgotten about the donuts we finished off a few hours ago. A spouse or friend seems distant, and we have no memory of the harsh words we spo…

The fact that President Donald Trump doesn’t own a pet is interesting to some people and I guess that’s why the topic was brought up to me recently.  Apparently, Trump was to receive a golden doodle, but the transaction fell through,

When I was 11 years old, I sat on my uncle’s front porch one lovely summer Sunday evening, absently gazing at our church across the street. In that moment, the words of the hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” came over me with real impact. “On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross.” The jolting…

There are two traits that any successful person must have that are difficult for many people to hold together. The first is that there must be some ability with which to work. It might be natural ability, or it might be something that takes some development with limited ability. The other is…

Every now and then, I get the urge to declutter and unplug. The urge must be pretty strong as I run an office and a home — which are both difficult to keep tidy — and I use technology to complete my job as an editor and to communicate with all those involved with caring for my children.

Do employees have a right to wear clothes that promote political messages? Even if those messages violate the beliefs of the business owner? Those questions are making state news. An Elizabethtown specialty food market owner asked one of her employees to not wear T-shirts with a political me…

The concept of the Rapture is not new. It was not fabricated by John Nelson Darby, Margaret Mitchell, Clarence Larkin or Schofield. It was taught by Jesus himself.

In case you didn’t know, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Your mom is probably not going to remind you of the holiday.

It never hurts to remind myself or readers the motivation I have for sharing thoughts each week. It has to do with the ancient story of Cain and Abel and the resulting exile of Cain from his family to the land of Nod (wandering), east of Eden. John Steinbeck provided a compelling midrash of …

“If you aren’t making mistakes, you probably aren’t leading.”

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