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The Edge of Reality

Now that the Duck Dynasty uproar has subsided, and A&E has “relented,” allowing the star of the show to return after a controversy involving his remarks about gays, African-Americans, and whoever else he supposedly offended, I think it may be time to consider what the real root of the problem may have been. I am a big fan of the concept of the gathering of spiritual advice from the type of leader who is willing to lay down physical concerns to follow the right path. I find the motives of people who stand to make a kajillion dollars from ...

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Clean up your own backyard

Yard-sale season is almost over, and in a few weeks all that will be left are the half rotten pink and green posterboard signs littering the base of every signpost in town.

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For What It's Worth

For what it’s worth, graduates, here are a few of my thoughts on you and the rest of your lives.

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Learning things that I should have already learned

When I was a teenager, already plotting by what means I might escape this backward little ‘burg ( or ‘ville, I suppose), my father told me that he thought Smithville was a crappy little town when he was a young man too, and that he couldn’t wait to get away from here.

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