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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

 

Covid-19, churches, and the art of shaking hands

In the old days, church pastors frowned on their church members staying home to watch television preachers Rex Humbard, Jerry Falwell or Robert Schuller. The sick and the very... — Updated 4/1/2020

 

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

 

Who Will Decide Your Death?

After battling multiple sclerosis for 12 years, my wife was in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital. The care had been good and everyone was attentive. The physician in charge of... — 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

 

Don't be fooled by terrorists 

Iran seemed to intentionally avoid killing Americans in their recent airstrike against our American military base in Iraq. Reports indicate it was more about “saving face” with... — Updated 1/15/2020

 
 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion

Hold tight to Christmas memories

Make a mental decision that Christmas is going to be great. Our world exists in the space between our ears known as our brains. We can dread or hate something or just decide it’s... — Updated 12/24/2019

 
 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion

Your Best Christmas Gift?

I hope all are doing great and enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family this past week.  I ate far too much cheesecake but will strive to work off those extra... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

Choosing A Holiday Strategy

The holidays can be glad, sad or bad. Take your pick and choose a direction.  I choose glad. Who wants to be sad and who needs bad? I don't want either one and neither do you.... — Updated 11/27/2019

 

Nothing is Impossible 

A lot of us are faced with the impossible. We may have what seems to be impossible debts, physical illnesses, human relationships and vocational pressures.   Too often we hear som... — Updated 10/23/2019

 
 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion

July 4th and the American Spirit

The Fourth of July is here and all Americans hopefully will embrace the day without fear, total liberation and the American spirit.    Nik and Lijana Wallenda on Sunday night,... — Updated 7/3/2019

 
 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion

Don't Answer The Telephone

In January a Denver couple received a scam phone call from a man who told them he had kidnapped their daughter. The man was very convincing that their daughter was in his... — Updated 3/27/2019

 
 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion

Bush Decency and America's Christmas List

Christmas is coming and wish lists vary. Here are ideas from which most can benefit.  Medical care for all Americans. Congress must sever ties with lobbyists working on behalf of t... — Updated 12/5/2018

 
 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion

Enjoy Christmas Before It's Over

Christmas is coming fast but try to slow down. Before you know it Christmas will be over.   Most of us live our lives in a hurry. We hurry to finish school, hurry through meals,... — Updated 11/28/2018

 
 By GLENN MOLLETTE    Opinion

Thanksgiving and Very Thankful

This Thanksgiving I am thankful to not have cancer. I hope. Six months ago my family doctor sent me for a CT scan because I went in to be checked out for something that felt weird w... — Updated 11/21/2018

 

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