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I don’t want anyone to misinterpret what I’m saying in this column. I’m not saying authorities are overreacting and I’m certainly not saying that people should not take … more
Unclean. Unclean. Unclean. Because Connie and I traveled to the state of Illinois last week we are suddenly being treated by some like we are lepers. Some people seem to believe that because we … more
A Missouri incident nearly a decade ago demonstrates the danger of politicians trying to control health information as the administration of President Donald Trump has done to deal with the … more
One million, expressed as a number, is 1,000,000 and has six zeroes. One billion, expressed as a number, is 1,000,000,000 and has nine zeroes. One trillion, expressed as a number is … more
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My friend and photojournalism mentor, Duane Dailey, has written his final column, ending a Missouri journalism career spanning more than 55 years. His death March 10 came rather suddenly, … more
Trying to find a story on a national newscast or website that isn’t about the coronavirus is like trying to whistle with your mouth full of saltine crackers. It’s not impossible, but … more
Negativity is all around us. Environmentalists tell us the world is coming to an end because of climate change. Democrats are afraid that President Donald Trump will become another Adolf Hitler. And … more
Safety rises in my attention span, for self and others. Lots of threats exist, but we must not panic but prioritize and continue. The farm-boy ethic of no sick day just might not be wise. Farm boys … more
Many times when someone decides to run for a national political office the reason they give for running is to serve humanity and make the country a better place to live. But politicians in a … more
Spring sprung. Winter fled. Four robins in my front yard wouldn’t lie to me! They hopped about looking for worms in 52-degree weather. I’m sure these early migratory arrivals were shocked … more
Because of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the American public has become educated about Hunter Biden. Specifically the enormous income he made in the countries of Ukraine and … more
Dear Editor, Trump promised to “drain the swamp in D.C.”  Democrats fearing exposure in using foreign governments, the Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI, State Department to affect … more
My science curiosity perked up on news of a virus in China. There, 100 people a day died from a pneumonia-like disease. Now, the NY Times says 142 people died in the last 24 hours. To me, … more
The headline on the latest issue of GQ magazine’s cover is entitled “The New Masculinity Issue.” On the cover is a photo of Pharrell Williams — someone I have never heard of, … more
To the Editor: I watched President D.J. Trump preside over a Blue Collar Boom, in the Predominantly Red USA. He spoke of school choice, the space force and vocational education in high school, … more
Winter wears on. Is this a test of our soul? Plentiful ice with a light coating of rain tests our fragile bones and old muscles. I took my test, early. My slick shoe soles were no match for wet … more
Since this Friday is Valentine’s Day I want to confess to you that I’m in love with my wife, Connie. I have been for over 30 years. Because I adore her I treat her like the lady she … more
In days of yore, I went to Spring instead of it coming to me. After the first week of February I flew to Arizona, leaving in 18F degrees and arriving Phoenix at 68F. I’d pull off winter garb … more
It’s a beautiful day with the sun shining (finally) as I sit down to write this column on Superbowl Sunday and Punxsutawney Phil has predicted that spring will come early this year. But, the … more
Enough about ice and snow. Hang with me as I tell of heifer sex. It’s a multi-million-dollar topic for Missouri farmers. For consumers it means better beef. The Show-Me-Select Replacement … more
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