Let me tell you about my grandpaw

Let me tell you about my grandpaw

One of our daughters-in-law, Jessica, led her two oldest children, Kinsley and Zaven, into sending to me a grandpaw recognition for Father’s Day...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


The beautiful, deadly ocean

The beautiful, deadly ocean

It’s Monday, the first full day of a weeklong vacation at Myrtle Beach, and the ocean is sparkling and inviting. Children laugh as they bob in t...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Getting comfortable at 35,000 feet

Getting comfortable at 35,000 feet

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.I’m high on a plane — 35,000 feet high that is, and cozy with my coffee and my b...

June 20th, 2016 |  



Social Security benefits citizens outside U.S.

Over half a million people who live outside the United States receive some kind of Social Security benefit, including retired and disabled workers, as...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Words have great power for good, bad

Words have great power for good, bad

When we are kids, we are told that sticks and stones may break bones, but words can never hurt us.As we get older, we realize just how wrong this is.W...

June 16th, 2016 |  


Jesus and the benefits of membership

Jesus and the benefits of membership

Do you have a library card? If you don’t already have one, you should get one.One of the great things about a library card is that it is availab...

June 16th, 2016 |  


We still don’t get it

As a global community, it seems we still don’t get it.Perhaps it emanates from some compelling need to place blame after tragic acts such as thi...

June 14th, 2016 |  


I am your American flag

I am your American flag

I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag.With 13 stars for colonies clamori...

June 13th, 2016 |  


Social Security recognizes Men’s Health Week

This year, we observe National Men’s Health Week from June 13 to 19. It so happens that Father’s Day falls on the last day of Men’s ...

June 10th, 2016 |  


The dirtiest, most divine sactuary

The dirtiest, most divine sactuary

Editor’s Note: Listen to the podcast of this column.The sanctuary in which I’ve experienced the most divine bliss is landscaped with mud, ...

June 10th, 2016 |