NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: The blessing of baling wire
One man’s trash, they say, is another’s treasure. When Carole gets in a “cleaning out and throwing away” mood, she sometimes mistakes my treasures for trash. One of my trashy treasures that has escaped her purges hangs on a hat rack in our Texas room – a small bundle of rusty baling wire.
TISCIONE: The decline of our culture … what is happening?
What happened to our culture? Why is reality ignored? Where are those who are able to think critically about issues without being offended?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A biblical argument against abortion
My prayer is that someone reading this would not take the life of her unborn child.
NOW HEAR THIS: Nurturing the Tower of Babel
Although it seems to be debatable in certain segments of society today, the primary attribute of mankind that distinguishes us from lower mammalian forms is our intellect. This superior cognitive ability has enabled us to achieve a level of sophistication without peer in the animal world. I would suggest that the keystone of this intellectual achievement is our ability to communicate and document our thoughts.
Should there be options for filling short-term city council vacancies?
Proposition 7 on the Nov. 5th ballot would authorize a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter a procedure other than a special election to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.
- TISCIONE: The great provider
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Get on the right side of political correctness
Our younger generations are starved for real challenges and battles to fight as long as there is a DJ involved.
NOW HEAR THIS: Keeping my tires round
Last week, I experienced one of those “life defining” moments that I fear greatly. Well, maybe it isn’t quite that bad, but the sight of a half-flat rear tractor tire sitting in a pool of antifreeze is a terrifying sight to this old farmer.
LETTERS TO EDITOR: Modern day persecution in America
Persecution has been around for a long time. Historically, Cain was the first murderer, and Abel was the first martyr. Why did Cain persecute Abel? “Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.” (1 Jn. 3:12)
NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: Lovers’ quarrels
Toward the end of his life, Robert Frost, in a long poem entitled “The Lesson for Today,” summed up his life in these words:
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