Fatherhood, Part One

Fatherhood, Part One

I have the privilege of sitting on a porch my great-grandfather sat on as our republic prepared for WWI. The same porch my grandfather sat on as he lived through the depression and our republic prepared for WWII.  The same porch my father sat on as he worked through the issues of the Cold War. […]

Following Up

Following Up

This week’s column follows up on two columns from the May issues of The Edgefield Advertiser. The first topic is easy to describe: a correction from last week’s article about the June 14th Primary election. I mentioned that every registered voter may vote in that election, regardless of political party affiliation, and that there is […]

Reflecting on The Normandy Invasion

Reflecting on The Normandy Invasion

This week is the 72nd anniversary of the Western Allies Invasion of Normandy. According to The National WWII Museum, total military dead from WWII is over 15 million. Civilian dead estimates are 45 million.  Over 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed during the Normandy invasion.  An extremely heavy price was paid for the liberty achieved for […]

Open Primary – State Senate

Open Primary – State Senate

I hope that the readers of The Edgefield Advertiser are enjoying the political columns on this page and are thinking about the issues that Scott Cooper and I have been bringing up. Our perspectives are different, which is why the Editor has invited us both to write. One issue we have both written about is […]

The Importance of Work

The Importance of Work

I want to continue my theme that most of life’s issues are “non-respecter of person issues. When I reflect on creation, one of the things we often don’t think about is that one of the first things God did after creating man was to give him a job: “Then the Lord God took the man […]

Welcome the Stranger (Continued)

Welcome the Stranger (Continued)

Readers who follow the news will recognize that we as a society have been of several minds about what to do about refugees in America. To some, political refugees might be terrorists – that is, hidden among several thousand refugees from Syria and other predominantly Muslim countries might be individuals who are sham refugees; they […]

Privacy and Government

Privacy and Government

Now that both political parties have settled (or almost surely settled) on their respective Presidential candidates, the debates setting out each party’s agenda are expected to begin in earnest. One issue that hasn’t yet made it to center stage involves privacy and government. If you are a follower of political issues, you will remember not […]

Discouragement

Discouragement

I want to continue my theme that most of life’s issues are “non-respecter of person issues. One afternoon this week I travelled down an incomplete road. Indeed, this time three years ago, this road did not even exist – except in my head! Back then, when it was still just in my head, the road […]

The Importance of Attitude

The Importance of Attitude

This week I want to continue the theme that the laws of life are “non-respecter of person issues.”  Last week I wrote about the Laws of Wealth Creation and Poverty, which I felt was an appropriate follow up to writing about Tax Day for two weeks, both Tax Day 1986 and Tax Day 2016 and […]