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Most Sundays right before the service begins, I teach a portion of the Catechism to children and “eavesdropping” adults. This past Sunday the portion was the Fifth Commandment (Exodus 20:13; … more
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
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