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Imagine being invited to meet the president. If you’d prefer to decline that invitation currently, then imagine any president of past years. For most of us, I suspect we’d consider it an honor. … more
IN their 2018 selection of applicants the Yale Young Global Scholars admitted 1,768 students from 126 countries and all 50 of the United States to a summer program dedicated to international exchange … more
HE IS A SPIN OFF from his grandparents even though he kept it secret from the whole family as long as possible. And it came a point where his name was announced so often in the bull riding arenas … more
The word “concession” can be defined as “something agreed to, usually grudgingly, as an acknowledgment of defeat.” How appropriate, then, that I was tapped to help operate a concession stand … more
William Wordsworth said it best when he wrote: I wander’d lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; … more
My first ever trip to Nashville, Tennessee, began with a connecting flight aboard a small commuter plane designed to comfortably transport exactly 44 Lego Minifigures. My seat and its proximity to … more
There is a tendency to think most bad things happen in large cities when, in reality, many rural towns are shrouded with mystery or a particular incident that stays virtually alive through many … more
Snow in East Texas is only slightly less rare than a parade of CNN reporters wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps while singing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in downtown … more
What is “a great moral leader”? President Trump recently claimed that description for himself. Is there some objective standard to measure such a claim? I’m not interested in passing judgment … more
Since my last column, America on January 22nd marked the sad 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion and resulted in the slaughter of more than … more
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