Wall Street and Washington Don’t Listen to Bible as Debt Continues to Build

Usually coffee shop talk on Monday mornings this time of year is focused on the weekend’s football results.  “Hey!  How ‘bout dem Cowboys?” is, at least occasionally, overheard in many Texas coffee shops.   But, not these past two Monday mornings.  It’s been more along the lines of “Hey!  Did you see what the stock […]

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Media Editorial Boards Buy Up Presidential Votes – But At What Cost?

True to form, senior citizens turned out in full force on the first day of early voting in Texas in what has been billed as an “historic” election with the presidential battle between McCain and Obama at the top of the ballot.    As I stood in line to cast my “secret” ballot (voters on […]

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Retirement + Grandchildren = One Great Life

Caution.  This column may not be appropriate for reading by wives of “too busy” retiree husbands who don’t have time for the grandchildren.   For many male senior citizens today, their earlier vision of “retirement” hasn’t quite worked out the way it was expected to.   In the long run, that may turn out to […]

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Pearl Harbor Day Remembered in Seguin, Texas

Do you recall the 1325 Crow Creek Massacre in present-day South Dakota?  How about the 1565 Spanish Massacre of French Huguenots at Fort Caroline in Florida?  Maybe the King William’s War from 1689 to 1697?  Perhaps the 1739 to 1748 War of Jenkins’ Ear with Spain?    You don’t recall those?  Then, how about the […]

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The Family: A Proclamation to the World

The Family:  A Proclamation to the World View as .pdf Print The Family: A Proclamation to the World,  788943600000 The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © 1995, 2008 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. English […]

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Alaskan Bush Country Thanksgiving Feast

It was about one month before Thanksgiving in the late 1960s.  I was living in a one-room cabin with sleeping loft on Kodiak Island, Alaska and I was wondering how my “sourdough” (long-time Alaskan) friend, Jon Tollefson, was doing at his two-and-a-half-room cabin along Question Lake near Talkeetna some 439 miles to the north.    […]

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Election 2008 Thoughts

The last time I visited with Mrs. Rumbleheart, my fifth-grade teacher, she had already surpassed “senior citizen” age—but, she never would fess up to her birth date.   That was not uncommon half a century ago when many subjects were “never” discussed in public.  Like many personal matters, to ask a woman’s age was simply […]

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