My First Date

By Rick Moore As a very stylish twelve year old, I wore my Panama Jack hat whenever possible. The truth is, I was more concerned about impressing others with my debonair style than keeping the sun from harming my skin. Since fellow students were not cool enough to wear such...
By Rick Moore A boxer sends his opponent to the canvas, and the referee counts down from ten. As soon as he reaches zero, the fight is over and the referee raises a hand of the winner high into the air, proclaiming the new heavy-weight champion of the world! A...
By Myrna Conrad The world was created in and functions through order. We can look at any living organism and see the order that must take place for it to function properly. We can examine any social system and see how order or chaos determines the success or failure of...

Homemade

By Sean Dietrich It’s late. And I wasn’t going to write this, but I have to. Not only for me, but for the good of our children, and our children’s children. No matter how hard it is to address. I’m talking, of course, about the highly controversial issue of homemade...
By Tim Norris Two of our great Founding Fathers, George Washington- our nation’s first President, and John Adams, our second President, both mentioned Religion and Morality as “Indispensable Supports” to our constitution. They believed freedom was dependent on each individual citizen “constraining themselves” or society would break down and our freedoms...
By Rick Moore Behind-the-scenes programs show how movies are made. They reveal green screens and special effects that can take an audience to new worlds and exotic places. For decades, Hollywood has teased us with brief glimpses behind the curtain to see how the magic is made. One trick-of-the-trade used...
By Myrna Conrad Communication is the art of giving and receiving information. There must be at least two participants in any act of communication. There are three methods of communication: verbal (speak and hear), written (write and read) and nonverbal (express and interpret). Some experts add a fourth, visual communication such...

Summer

By Sean Dietrich Remember back in church when they used to tell us to pray for the shut-ins? Well, that’s exactly what I’ve become. A shut-in. A lot of people have become that way since this coronavirus thing started, millions have been stuck inside. And it’s the little things we’ve lost...

Minneapolis

By Sean Dietrich It was an average Tuesday morning at the VA hospital. Elderly Sam Nilva awoke in his bed with crusty eyelids from sleep. He blinked at the ceiling a few times. A nurse brought some good news. “You’re going home today, Sam,” she said. Home. After being stuck in a...
By Rick Moore As we consider Father’s Day and what it means, is it possible that technology is our friend and not our foe? Yes, the “machines” from smartphones to tablets have disrupted our family time for the past decade. But is it possible technology can actually be used to...

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