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I realize I tend to go on about today’s kids and how this latest generation seems to be made up of undisciplined, irresponsible, indifferent and unprepared brats who someday will be in charge of running this country. (See last week’s column.)

I’ve touched on this previously, which is why chances are excellent we’ll be rehashing it in the future because, unquestionably, it’s now a veritable rolling snowball.

There’s an old adage that goes something like this: “Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see.”

Earlier this week most Americans took a moment out of their everyday lives to remember the infamous day that befell our country 17 years ago.

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When it comes to the sources of cancer, the frequency of cancer, and the reason why after decades of time and billions of dollars in expended money for research mankind is still awaiting a cure, well, little doubt everyone can and very frequently does offer an opinion on the subject.

Clearly making His judgments powerfully and in no uncertain terms, while condemning the Pharisees and teachers of the Law for their discriminatory, self-interested and very much hypocritical views of God’s direction for all peoples, Jesus said, “Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat and sw…

Sometimes my grade school science teacher would veer from science altogether and instead begin class by telling us about an interesting news item that he had read or heard about.

Just because you have lived, say, 62 years, as I have, that fact in and of itself doesn’t necessary mean you’ve come even close to having seen or heard it all.

With the current state of the country being what it is, you know and I know there are probably dozens of topics out there that would be far timelier and even more fitting for me to harangue about than what I’ve chosen.

I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I’ve left more life experiences floundering in the wake than I’ll possibly have time and opportunity to create and experience in the years I have remaining on this Earth. This coming to terms, of course, would explain why I’ve lately found myself…

Let’s imagine there are 30 perfectly picturesque and idyllic suburban houses surrounded by an otherwise dangerous urban sprawl.

Believe me when I say I’ve grown as tired of writing about the liberals’ incessant dissemination of double standards as much or more than, I’m certain, most of those in the liberal camp have tired of reading it.

I realize the human experience is vastly different from when I was growing up and now — apples and oranges, Space Shuttle versus Model T, as it were — but sometimes I simply can’t wrap my mind around just how dissimilar the world is today compared to then.

I have a question for all of those folks who are voicing their opposition to this “immigration and separating kids from their parents” firestorm that’s now sweeping over the country.

Stay with me until the end. This will all become relevant.

As I’ve mentioned before, one of my all-time favorite writers is the great, incomparable World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle.

I’ve mentioned this before. But for the sake of this week’s offering, it probably warrants mentioning again.

I’ve written and you’ve read several op-eds in which I’ve ranted, if you will, about how way too many people in today’s society not only want everything handed to them on a silver platter without so much as raising a finger to get it but also darn well expect it to boot.

Someone remind me, because an important detail I simply don’t remember is precisely when it was that many of this nation’s laws became more worthless than the paper they were originally written on.

You read and hear things all the time that, at first glance, cause you to shake your head in pure, unadulterated disbelief.

I don’t know the first thing about Monroe, Louisiana, other than it is probably rural and not anything remotely similar to Chicago or Los Angeles when it comes to crime. But to illustrate a point about no place being completely safe anymore, allow me a few lines to tell you about an event a …

It is said that you can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never fool all of the people all of the time.

A question for the ages: Why does a teenager choose to walk into a school with some kind of deadly weapon and then indiscriminately shoot and/or stab and kill as many fellow students and teachers as possible before being stopped by his own hand or that of another?

I didn’t know Redman Turner Price Jr. nearly as well as I would have liked. In fact, until just a few weeks ago only one of the few things I knew for certain was that this lifetime Williamson resident was a good businessman.

A few weeks back I wrote about Purdue University’s new writing guide that ostensibly from now on will require the usage of both faculty and students alike.

Because school shootings and students ostensibly marching in protest continue to dominate the news, I think anyone on the side of the Constitution would be very much remiss if he/she discontinued commenting on it — at least just yet.

I find the left to be incredibly self-serving and just as reprehensible for using kids to further their anti-violence, their anti-NRA, and their anti-Second Amendment movement instead of trying to determine why so many kids are killing each other.

Working for a newspaper in the capacity I do, I’ve seen and covered more car accidents than I care and want to remember. I’ve seen minor mishaps that didn’t knock even the dust off the vehicles involved and I’ve seen horrific collisions that, upon first glance, I believed it impossible for a…

Most of us know what a paradox is. However, for those of you who think you might know the meaning but may not be completely sure, allow me to list a few synonyms per Microsoft Word’s instantly accessed thesaurus. They are: inconsistency, absurdity, irony, contradiction, and oxymoron, just to…

Have you ever wondered just how many actual words there are in the English language that encompass the word “man,” either at the beginning, middle, or end of them?

Since I generally write this column as much as a week in advance of a particular edition’s deadline, primarily due to the long hours and effort needed for everyday news content, it’s very difficult if not impossible for the subject matter for all of them to be as current as I and I’m sure yo…

You know me. Sometimes I sit around contemplating deep thoughts — thoughts about this, thoughts about that, even thoughts about the proverbial other thing. Thoughts like how and why we who live in this great land of ours arrived at the point we now find ourselves; which, if you’ve been payin…

Should I have already mentioned this before, don’t bear me a grudge because, as usual, there’s a point to be made later on.

Remember the so-called “Year 2000 problem?” No?

Today’s kids have been labeled — and I might add many times unfairly — as sort of an odd, self-centered and indifferent generation; the proverbial enigma wrapped up in a mystery, as much of a chore to figure out and understand as Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

The world was given its so-called wakeup call in 2006 when former Vice-President Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” came out and warned us all about the inevitability of global warming and the catastrophic consequences that were coming as a result.

Like so many of you 40, 50, 60 and even older-somethings, I grew up watching the exceptional, wonderfully entertaining Warner Bros., MGM, and Hanna-Barbera cartoons.

Like so many other topics I’ve previously touched on due to their seemingly incessant presence in the consciousness of mainstream America, I’ve heretofore also addressed the issue of racism and how it continues to be portrayed by some people.

In just a couple of days there will be another one upon us, upon us in its entire boldness, in its entire ambiguity.

The primary and obvious point of an op-ed is for the writer to pick a topic that he/she hopes will be of general interest and then — ultimately depending on the view of the reader, of course —  either objectively or not-so-objectively, correctly or incorrectly, offer an opinion on it.

Last week I waxed nostalgic, you might say, about how much I miss the good ole days when holidays — particularly my favorites, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas — were observed and celebrated just as they came on the calendar.

In the old days there was continuity, a fixed sequence, to living. What I mean by that is every facet of life sandwiched in between birth and death was ordered in such a way that a thing would happen first, followed by something else, then something else, and then continue on like that, perf…

A story about it appeared in both the Mingo Messenger and Appalachian News-Express. So did an editorial.

You didn’t think so much about it when you were a mere youngster and just starting out on your own. And you probably didn’t spend a great deal of time dwelling on it over the next 20 years or so.

Another week, another mass shooting.

These days there are lots of us — which certainly includes the Baby Boomer Generation (my generation) — who seemingly want to blame and/or sue everyone else for all the not-so-good things that happen in our lives.

If you live long enough, chances are at least fair that sometime between birth and death you’re going to have an experience that you can’t necessarily explain in a way that it even makes sense to you, much less to anyone else.

Although I’ve mentioned this before, because we’re once again being forced to come to terms with another mass shooting — the worst we have experienced in modern times — I’m going to bring it up again because, I think, it best illustrates what’s really ailing this country.

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