Isn’t it time to tellthe emperor he isn’twearing any clothes?

Isn’t it time to tellthe emperor he isn’twearing any clothes?

I really try to stay neutral during the political season. I enter the booth on election day with one vote and that’s how I was taught to represe...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Trying to solvereligious, racial,foreign problems

Trying to solvereligious, racial,foreign problems

I typically like to talk about observations in my little column about nothing. Frequently I look at animals and give them human personalities, especia...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Anxious squirrelcauses accident:Why plan whenyou can react?

Anxious squirrelcauses accident:Why plan whenyou can react?

I was sitting out in my backyard the other day, admiring my handiwork.I’m not a lawn and garden fanatic, but I did manage to make time to mow, s...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Is it instinctiveto like watchingthings blow up?

Is it instinctiveto like watchingthings blow up?

I just saw R. Lee Ermey on TV the other day, a former Marine turned actor who was promoting the next season of his shoot ‘em up military show. T...

July 5th, 2016 |  


Practice 10,000 hours and counting

Practice 10,000 hours and counting

It is said that to become an expert at anything, you would need to practice your craft for 10,000 hours. Maybe there is some truth to that, but how ma...

July 5th, 2016 |  


Balance the budgetand shop locallywherever possible

Balance the budgetand shop locallywherever possible

These days everyone who pays attention seems to be watching his or her finances, trying to balance the budget — well, maybe everyone except the ...

June 27th, 2016 |  


The day I truly grew up

The day I truly grew up

Father’s Day has arrived and it is a day I honestly felt I would never take part in, but when we go back four years and nine months ago, we woul...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Forced to take timeand pay attentionto all the details

Forced to take timeand pay attentionto all the details

I had the opportunity to explore more of Southwest Oklahoma recently.Actually, I was headed someplace without understandable directions — turn a...

June 13th, 2016 |  


What happened to the book?

What happened to the book?

Books are a very important part of my life. I own a rather large collection, though I have downsized over the years. One of the things that has gotten...

June 5th, 2016 |  


As for me and my house…

As for me and my house…

There has been some debate over the past several years about what to say when greeting one another at this time of the year. For most, saying “M...

December 21st, 2015 |