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Roosevelt’s words
March 21, 2017 – 10:19 pm | No Comment
Roosevelt’s words | Test

Editor: Everybody usually has a favorite president. Some people will automatically say Abraham Lincoln. Others pick Ronald Reagan. My dad’s favorite was President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The new parable of the loaves and fishes
March 21, 2017 – 10:16 pm | No Comment
The new parable of the loaves and fishes | Test

Editor: 1:1 — And when the disciples Ryan and Mulvaney saw the hungry being fed with 5,000 fishes and loaves, they spake as one, saying: “Stop! Thou art behaving like unto evil Socialists! Give 4,999 of those catfish and hush-puppies to the richest among us, that the benefits may trickle down to the hungry. Someday.”

I thank you for the conversations
March 21, 2017 – 9:56 pm | No Comment
I thank you for the conversations | Test

Every week, complete strangers welcome me into their homes, into their offices, into their businesses and, often, into their hearts.

I sure hope I don’t cross her path when I’m out on the road!
March 21, 2017 – 9:54 pm | No Comment
I sure hope I don’t cross her path when I’m out on the road! | Test

Willie, I have a bit of a small issue to address about the Oconee County complex at Pine Street.

Brother, I can’t spare a dime
March 21, 2017 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Brother, I can’t spare a dime | Test

There’s no detour around this issue: South Carolina roads and bridges need repair.

Education or proselytizing?
March 21, 2017 – 12:22 am | No Comment
Education or proselytizing? | Test

Nothing is wrong with students being taught world religions … the problem is at what age should that be considered essential learning?

Wardrobe change
March 20, 2017 – 9:39 pm | No Comment
Wardrobe change | Test

Well, I pretty much stopped looking good in black two decades ago. But now I will not wear anything black or navy because of my big, beautiful George.

Am I Rip Van Winkle, or am I a chicken who’s registered to vote?
March 20, 2017 – 9:37 pm | No Comment
Am I Rip Van Winkle, or am I a chicken who’s registered to vote? | Test

Willie, I think a few people are confused about what to do during the national anthem.

Losing’s teaching prowess really is vastly overrated
March 18, 2017 – 12:03 am | No Comment
Losing’s teaching prowess really is vastly overrated | Test

One of my favorite “Peanuts” cartoons depicts Charlie Brown sitting on the front stoop with his pal, Linus, who turns to Charlie and offers the consolatory advice, “We learn more from losing than we do from winning.”

We’re broke, who’s to blame?
March 17, 2017 – 11:29 pm | No Comment
We’re broke, who’s to blame? | Test

I’m a born optimist and have never been one who always looks on the dark side of every event. But now, I must confess, I’m worried.