The hillside is covered with well-worn tombstones that are over 200 years old.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Thursday, October 07, 2021
The walk along the well-worn path in the woods awakens your senses, as the sounds of nature communicate their indistinguishable language. As the sun begins to rise, the nocturnal creatures make their final nighttime jaunt through the brush before they settle down with the break of morning.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Fall foliage radiates across the rolling hills of the countryside. The flatbed trailer is loaded with bales of hay, strategically stacked and arranged for riders of all ages. The evening is graced with a harvest moon, and a cool gentle breeze. A bonfire has been set ablaze for the wiener roa…
Last week Democrats released the details of their upcoming budget reconciliation deal, but thanks to the work of a group of Democrats in the House and Senate, the revised $1.5 trillion dollar plan falls far short of the ambitious plans set by President Biden and ultimately fails to address t…
President Biden hasn’t hesitated in boasting about the supposedly “historic middle-class tax cut” making its way through the halls of Congress. But, his speeches delivered behind teleprompters hide the inconvenient reality of the “historic” agenda.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
With wonder and anticipation, my eyes beheld cases of soap products brought into the house by my father.
When my local daily newspaper announced they were going all-digital, the response was fast and furious.
I have heard that a few leaders in state government believe, “all teachers are liberal.” I interact with educators across the state daily, and their political ideology — just like most Tennesseans — is all over the map. There is not one political box you can simply lump educators into. To in…
Thursday, September 16, 2021
We were driving west on a late autumn afternoon as mostly cloudy skies stretched across the horizon of the Welsh Hills of Ohio.
President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is a military, diplomatic, and geopolitical disaster, but for the women and girls of Afghanistan, this betrayal put their fate directly into the hands of terrorists. One Afghan woman described the conditions under Taliban rule: “In these 20 y…
Thursday, September 09, 2021
It was a beautiful sunny Tuesday, the third of September, in central Ohio.
Hospital CEOs call for COVID-19 vaccinations
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 are so fresh in my mind. It’s hard to believe that today’s high school seniors were not even born when terrorists took so many lives, and changed our world forever.
Thursday, September 02, 2021
I took solace seeing light shining through the bottom of my bedroom door.
Recently, the FDA gave full approval of the Pfizer Vaccine, with approval of the Moderna and J & J vaccine to follow. This removes the Pfizer Vaccine from the emergency use classification to full approval classification as all other FDA approved medications.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
The race was on! We had just received our weekly allowance from Mom, and we were headed to Keyes’ Carryout to buy some penny candy. My sister Lauren and I hustled out the back door of our home and quickly mounted our bikes.
Democrats’ reckless $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend spree will be an unprecedented disaster for hardworking families.
Since one COVID-19 vaccine has received emergency use authorization for individuals ages 12 and up, I have received many questions from parents who want to do the best thing for their child’s health and wellness — now and in the future. In some cases, parents have just recently become comfor…
Thursday, August 12, 2021
The morning began with two kids scurrying around in preparation for school. Our school clothes were laid out by Mom the night before, and she always prepared a hot breakfast. The uncertainty of when the school bus would arrive always generated apprehension.
It’s back to school time, at least for now. Can we be sure of anything these days? After the students return, if the new COVID variant starts spiraling out of control, will it soon be “back to home” time again?
Here’s the least controversial statement you’ll read today: We need to solve Tennessee’s litter pollution problem.
The cozy relationship between Big Government and Big Tech has blossomed into brazen collusion. When the White House doesn’t like what Americans are saying, they pick up the phone and use government power to pressure unaccountable Big Tech corporations to censor Americans.
Thursday, August 05, 2021
The annual routine had become very familiar. I would celebrate my birthday over the Labor Day weekend and start school at a new location the next day.
Public education is about to be back in session for all students. Across Tennessee, districts are starting the journey back to school. It is an exciting time for students and teachers alike. After a pandemic-riddled break, we are starting a new academic year as normally as possible. Despite …
As a kid, I would read my favorite newspaper columnists. I loved looking up the big words used by George Will. Lewis Grizzard’s humor was solid gold, every single time. I enjoyed the show business name-dropping of Earl Wilson. I even liked the gossipy “scoops” uncovered by government watchdo…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s federal eviction moratorium expired on July 31. According to The National Equity Atlas, approximately 167,000 households in Tennessee are behind on rent right now and at risk of eviction. If you are a renter, now is the time to ensure that you…
Thursday, July 29, 2021
My Google search was complete and my eager eyes beheld the images my curiosity longed to see.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
In a heightened tone of excitement, he announced that he had something to show us. As my father coaxed my sister and me outside, a 1960 Oldsmobile 88 Convertible was sitting in our driveway. It was the most beautiful automobile I had ever seen. Daddy said it was ours.
Several congressional Democrats just announced plans to draft a bill that would create a public health insurance option.
Growing up in the early years of Major League Baseball in Atlanta, the sport was so easy to love. Teams had pitchers who could go the whole nine innings, hitters who could bunt and steal bases, and managers who could fire up an entire stadium by getting in the umpire’s face.
For months, parents have raised the alarm about the left’s effort to brainwash our children by injecting Critical Race Theory (CRT) into public school curriculum.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Regret in life can be overwhelming. There are a multitude of scarred people who struggle daily with their past and the recollection of failures, sins and/or missed opportunities. The root of bitterness settles deeply within the soul and poisons the spirit. The ball and chain of life’s conseq…
Each week the Associated Press publishes “Not Real News: A Look at What Didn’t Happen Last Week.” It is a collection of fake news, most of which has been shared online. The stories usually include quotes taken out of context, Photoshopped images, and doctored audio.
As in Vietnam from 1965 to 1973, the year our prisoners of war came home, America did not lose a major battle in Afghanistan.
Thursday, July 08, 2021
The great Biblical “Hall of Faith” is recorded in the New Testament book of Hebrews, Chapter 11.
Walter Shaub, who served as the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics under former President Barack Obama, wrote, “Authoritarianism and corruption go hand in hand. If we don’t clean up government, we’re setting the table for the next authoritarian.” Surprisingly, Mr. Shaub was not…
Frederick Douglass addressed students and fellow abolitionists at Rochester’s Corinthian Hall on July 5th, 1852 where he stated, “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to o…
“Do we want to give the wealthiest people in America another tax cut, “ asked Joe Biden, “or do you want to give every high school graduate the ability to earn a community college degree?”
Thursday, July 01, 2021
I am unapologetically Christian. My personal faith in God is the anchor of my life and the doctrines of the Bible define my worldview. While my faith serves as my “true north” and “moral compass,” I respect the differences of others in a pluralistic society. I endeavor to demonstrate love fo…
The electronic signs are on interstate highways across the nation: “Watch for motorcycles. Look twice, safe a life.”
Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. Aside from barbeques, fireworks and getting together with family and friends, it’s a day we take pride in our nation and reflect on what unites us as Americans.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Christians are encouraged with promises found in the Holy Bible. Those precious promises are the fuel necessary to keep moving us forward, for His glory, and to fulfill His purposes for our lives. Our hand in His hand, all the days of our lives. What an exciting expedition we take together!
The redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts every 10 years can make and break political careers, providing new opportunities for some and placing brick walls in front of others.
The best investment you can make is in yourself.
The Democrats’ promises of free healthcare, education, and citizenship have thrust our southern border into chaos. Even after illegal crossings reached their highest rate in two decades, border czar and Vice President Kamala Harris still refuses to visit the U.S.-Mexico border. The Biden adm…
Thursday, June 17, 2021
June is an extraordinary month that distinguishes itself above all others in the year.
“Take away this pudding; it has no theme,” is a comment attributed to Winston Churchill, when a disappointing dessert was put in front of him.
My 110-year-old friend Halie Forstner was reminiscing about the two pandemics she has survived. (How many people do you know who can say that?)
This Sunday many families, including mine, will celebrate Father’s Day. Being a father is one of the most important parts of my life and has only intensified my belief in protecting the sanctity of life. I am grateful for my two sons, Guy and Sam, and all that I have learned and experienced …