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Surviving a pulmonary embolism

On Saturday, Oct. 2, I had to go to the hospital emergency room. The prior Tuesday I had an unusual leg spasm from my left thigh to my groin area. I’ve had pulled muscles from sports off and on and thought it was from exercise... — Updated 11/30/2021

 

Give our guns to Afghanistan women

Afghanistan has guns, but they are in the hands of the wrong people.  Television news reports have confirmed the Taliban has our helicopters, our tanks, our trucks, along with... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

Financial suicide is not necessary

There is some risk to all of life. A friend and his wife had a house paid for and a substantial savings account. At the age of 65 he was retired and bored and bemoaned he had never... — Updated 8/4/2021

 

Don't give up your personal freedom

You may create instability and insecurity for your personal life if you put others in charge of your decisions.  The idea of a child or acquaintance "shouldering" your life's conce... — Updated 7/6/2021

 

Invest in yourself

The best investment you can make is in yourself.  You can work, invest, save and accumulate wealth but what good is it if you ignore yourself? A friend of mine once said, "If I... — Updated 6/23/2021

 

Work on memories for Mother's Day

Plan your telephone call to say hello to mom this Sunday. Better yet, if possible, make a visit with a card or even some flowers or maybe some brownies or a special treat. Moms... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Welcome hard-working, legal immigrants

Americans can expect more immigrants to enter our country in the months and years ahead. Most Americans aren't opposed to more citizens. Many of us are not favorable to undocumented... — Updated 1/26/2021

 

The Bengals and The Browns stood together: a lesson for America?

I haven't watched much professional sports over the last few months. Last Thursday I did tune into the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns football game.  My attention grew... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Voting should not be one of America's problems

Some of America’s problems can be fixed. Voting in the November election should not be a problem for Americans. Open the polls for at least two days. Every state should open their polls from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m.. Some states already... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

Every American has troubles

Everybody has troubles. If you don't believe it then ask any American living in the year 2020. Most of us are accustomed to having troubles occasionally. Some have more than... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

Helping unemployed Americans

Unemployed Americans need cash. We go to work in return for a paycheck. With unemployment we lose the paycheck. It's a simple but very painful formula for millions of Americans.... — Updated 8/12/2020

 

Whose life doesn't matter?

I understand and affirm that black lives matter. Some of my dearest friends are black people. I love them and they matter. There are many black people, who I do not know, but they matter just the same.  Red people matter. Yellow... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

How many friends do you really have?

How many friends do you have? Thousands? If you are on Facebook you may have close to 5,000 friends and tens of thousands of more “friends” via Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or various other social media connections. Are you... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

A good bicycle ride

I’ve been a bicycle rider my whole life. Fifty years ago this month I was riding my bike about six miles round trip to Bible school at Tomahawk, Kentucky. I did so for an entire week. During the week I was one of several young... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Life is a puzzle

 — Updated 7/8/2020

 

July 4th - America's Hope

Americans hope they will never be bullied by a police officer. A man or woman with a badge and a gun can be an intimidating figure. If a cop pulls you over and bullies you, what... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

George Floyd, protest violence: how to solve this

The death of George Floyd at the hands of police should never have happened. It was murder and a dark moment in America. The looting, terrorism and burning of American cities by... — Updated 6/10/2020

 

Hate never solves anything

Some of the nicest people I’ve known have been police officers, from county to state to city cops. I have some dear friends who wear badges, and they are good people. The police officers who killed George Floyd on May 25 in... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Making the best of Mother's Day

By Dr. Glenn Mollette I wish mom were still here so I could take her out to Sunday dinner. The problem with Sunday dinner this Mother's Day is that most of the restaurants either... — Updated 5/6/2020

 

Walking in the wilderness

Most of America has been addled from our normal lifestyle. Today, we aren't for sure what normal is anymore. Covid-19 has been and is like a walk in a wilderness where we have... — Updated 4/29/2020

 

COVID-19, we will find a way

Social distancing is tough for most of us. We love gathering in ballgames, movies, theatres, restaurants, churches and with family.  Seeing our neighbors and friends in the local... — Updated 4/22/2020

 

No Easter for America this year?

Because of COVID-19 many churches will not be in their sanctuaries for Easter, April 12. Easter Sunday can fall on any date between March 22 and April 25. The dates change because Easter happens on the Sunday following the Paschal... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

Coronavirus, taking life for granted

The Coronavirus is a pandemic that most of us don’t understand, but we are learning. This disease has taken over 9,000 lives and made over 220,000 more people sick. We’ve heard via television about it starting in China and its... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

Healthcare - this feeling has to change

Americans need options for healthcare and every American needs healthcare. Too many Americans are walking around hoping they don't have to go the hospital. A friend recently said... — Updated 3/18/2020

 

Kobe's death is solemn reminder

The world was shocked Jan. 26, 2020, by the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others. A helicopter that spiraled through a California sky and crashed took the life of one of the world’s greatest... — Updated 1/29/2020

 

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