Important and controversial “stuff” is happening and I’m asking myself, “What should I think about this?” Distinguish that question from “What DO I think about this?” I’m trying to move from a quick emotional reaction to an objectively reasoned op
As usual, I read Steve Bakke’s piece and find both things with which to agree and disagree. For the sake of brevity, I will address both—but one in more detail than the other.
Many years ago, my great uncle purchased a grocery store in Hopkins, Missouri from a previous owner.
Americans disagree with one another on all kinds of issues. We need to accept and tolerate those differences, because we are far stronger when we seek to reconcile them rather than ignore or exacerbate them.
LMCS is graduating another group of seniors this weekend, with thousands more across the country graduating in the next several weeks, and once again, those graduates will be greeted by a challenging world.
Resolving the conflicts dividing our country will require a devotion to facts, dialogue and compromise

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Important and controversial “stuff” is happening and I’m asking myself, “What should I think about this?” Distinguish that question from “What DO I think about this?” I’m trying to move from a quick emotional reaction to an objectively reasoned opinion. There’s a major student youth movement afoot...
As usual, I read Steve Bakke’s piece and find both things with which to agree and disagree. For the sake of brevity, I will address both—but one in more detail than the other. I agree that the March for our Lives and similar movements coming in the aftermath of the latest school shooting have at...
Many years ago, my great uncle purchased a grocery store in Hopkins, Missouri from a previous owner. When he and his family started preparing the store for the grand opening, they found that many of the items they thought were on the shelves were actually empty containers and that the actual goods...
Americans disagree with one another on all kinds of issues. We need to accept and tolerate those differences, because we are far stronger when we seek to reconcile them rather than ignore or exacerbate them. Our republic is under stress. So much so, in fact, that if you’re not worried about its...
LMCS is graduating another group of seniors this weekend, with thousands more across the country graduating in the next several weeks, and once again, those graduates will be greeted by a challenging world. Not much has changed in some respects over the roughly 40 years since I walked across the...
Dear Editor, In the beginning was the Matrix And then came the Citizens And the Citizens were without form And the Matrix was completely without substance. And the darkness was upon the face of the City Council And they spoke among themselves, saying “It is a crock of ****, and it stinketh...
I find it ironic, that much of the abortion talk in our state and national legislatures is dominated by men—who are only tangentially involved in that process. While it is ultimately women who largely have to make the decision, and live with the consequences. I also find it ironic, that many of...
My opinion about abortion has evolved dramatically. Years ago, I didn’t even think about it. Later, while more informed about the abortion issue, I didn’t seem to care. I have trouble admitting that to you. And now, I’m in a different place, and on behalf of others like me, I want to share my...
A Funny Thing Dear Editor, It’s a funny thing. Try to protect your home, you’re labeled. Expect to breathe clean air, you’re labeled. Want a clean lake to take your kids to, you’re labeled. Fight for your rights, someone calls you names, someone “warns” you about what you’re doing. Ask your...
Resolving the conflicts dividing our country will require a devotion to facts, dialogue and compromise In a world riven by tension, there’s one skill that stands above all others: the ability to resolve conflict. It is the paramount challenge of our time. There are so many divisions that fracture...

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