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This is the second year of my first elective office as a school board trustee in the town where I taught high school for 16 years. Two years ago we elected a state representative in our district that I personally find quite unpleasant. This past June we were assembling for the high school graduation when […]

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College Football Is Back, Baby!

 

At long last, after nearly nine interminable months, my favorite time of year is at hand: college football season. Unlike the increasingly politically correct NFL, the American flag will be properly honored and politics will be sidelined for love of the game. And beautiful young women on the sidelines will vigorously cheer their schools on to victory. Truly, there’s no place I’d rather be this fall than at Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, rooting for my Texas Tech Red Raiders as they take the field. Alas, I’ll have to make do with television.

So, what will transpire during the 2018 campaign? Will the Alabama Crimson Tide repeat as national champions, or will they be upended by such SEC rivals as the Georgia Bulldogs or the Auburn Tigers? Could the Clemson Tigers continue to dominate the Atlantic Coast Conference? Might the Oklahoma Sooners win a fourth consecutive Big 12 title, or will a dark horse like the TCU Horned Frogs knock them off? Could the Oregon Ducks (hey @thegreatadventure!) return to Pac-12 glory? And in light of Urban Meyer’s suspension, will the Ohio State Buckeyes continue their mastery of the Big Ten?

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Low carb, high fat diets are very much the rage these days.  A few weeks ago I found that an old classmate of mine whom I knew back in sixth grade had been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and she adopted a ketogenic diet to treat the disease.  What is a ketogenic diet?  It’s […]

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Quote of the Day: Workin’ for a Livin’

 

“A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work”

This phrase came back to mind on a recent airline flight, as a bright young man regaled us with hard-earned wisdom about the pizza pie business. I grew up hearing this phrase from my rock-rib conservative father, whose conservatism is shaped by his Calvinist Christian faith and by growing up in the 1940s and 1950s. I just learned its origin, worth a brief reflection at the outset of Labor Day Weekend.

The tall, but thankfully lanky, younger man sat down in the middle seat, because that was what was left on the Southwest Airlines flight. He clearly did not do a lot of air travel, but was excited about the trip. I helped him sort out the link on his smart phone to the free flight tracker and streaming TV. As he settled in, he began to regale me, and the woman in the window seat, with his story.

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I like to do things in order. Start at the beginning and work to the end. First things first. I also like to keep things orderly. (Sort of. My definition of an “orderly” desk might look a bit cluttered to some people but I can find what I need fairly quickly. Usually.) Order is important in […]

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Somehow, the TV coverage McCain wanted but rarely got in life, has arrived in force in death.    He has been the non-stop center of attention for a week on every network large and small.    If half these people actually liked McCain half as much as they pretend to now, McCain would have been […]

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