Friday, October 24th, 2014

Last week, the Clarendon Board of Aldermen addressed the religious billboards and staggering number of sewer-pipe crosses – sort of, that is. Alderman Sandy Skelton brought the issue up of regulating signs. We have an ordinance. However, that was about it as far as it went. A passing reference was made that perhaps it might […]

‘Tis true, the scientist, people in the know, are now suggesting that we can expect up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week, by the end of December, no less. This pandemic could easily spread into the worst outbreak of death since the middle ages. We must remember that those outbreaks of the Black Death […]

Some of my earliest memories of my Dad are of him reading the funny pages to me on Sunday morning. I would crawl up in his lap or on the arm of his rocking chair and lose myself in the adventures of Nancy and Sluggo, Alley Oop, Rick O’Shay, the Peanuts gang, Prince Valiant, and […]

Perhaps living in the sparsely populated middle of a magnificent continent, surrounded by two really big oceans is not such a bad thing after all. In light of the spreading Ebola virus, along with the seemingly never-ending, horrific beheadings by the Islamic pond scum in the Levant, it is nice to live in an area […]

I love Jesus for many reasons, one of which happens to be beer. In terms of food and drink, I think alcoholic beverages are among the greatest blessings we have received from our Creator. Aside from the variety of great flavors and the relaxing effects of alcohol (in moderation of course), alcoholic beverages have played […]

The ancient and beautiful Arabian civilization that once flourished has putrefied and disintegrated. It will not be good and virtuous again in my lifetime, if ever. Yet, President Obama has once again led us into the frenzied internal affairs of Iraq and Syria, both societies long gutted of any meaningful virtues, long before the US […]

A couple of weeks ago, when the news that star football running back, Adrian Peterson, had been charged with child abuse, for spanking his son with a “switch,” I immediately thought about how absurd it was to charge a parent with such a serious crime just for spanking his son. During discussions with friends about […]

Thursday marks 13 years since the attacks of September 11, 2001; and as the intrepid Fred Gray points out this week, we aren’t doing too well in the struggle to win the War on Terror. This column isn’t going to rehash the events of that fateful day. Suffice to say that your editor – and […]

This Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attack on America. I still remember exactly where I was when the announcements the attacks first came over the radio. I was driving to work in Boise, Idaho. At first, it appeared that an airplane had accidently hit the World Trade Center. Shortly thereafter, the radio […]

It isn’t easy being free. Threats come from all around you. Sometimes it’s from those close to home; other times it comes from far away. Being a journalist is particularly treacherous, especially in some parts of the world. Last week, a group of barbarians literally removed the head of one American reporter. The Islamic State […]