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J. Davy Crockett III

Jailbirds



Most people have not actually been inside a jail. It’s not a place that anyone wants to be. Yet, jails are filling up and new ones can’t be built fast enough. Local, state and federal penal systems are strained beyond capacity, and they struggle for increases in their budgets to meet the demands placed upon their institutions.

A Cool Spirit



There is a spirit of anger in the land. You see it all around you. There is disillusionment as iconic figures in entertainment, news organizations and high political office are exposed as being lecherous, licentious, predatory sexual abusers. There is anger when elected officials fail to deliver on promises to reform regulations and laws that adversely affect working people and small businesses.

A Fish and a Worm



Everybody loves a fish story. Somehow such stories often grow with the telling, stretching the credulity of the listener. Laughs and knowing nods are the response as the listeners express their doubts about the tale of the fisherman.

’Tis the Season



Customs with a Curse

'Tis the season—a time for beautiful music, lovely pageantry, parties, fun and family time, the annual bedlam in shopping malls, specialty stores and discount houses and, increasingly, over the Internet.

Much of the world is caught up in what is called the “spirit of the season,” evidenced by a gift-buying frenzy which often puts the purchasers deep into debt and which fills the coffers of the merchants.

Saturday's Game



The season is here. In the northern hemisphere, the days are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. The fall semester of school has begun, and that means something very important has also begun. In case you haven't guessed, it's football season!

For much of the United States, football is a passion. Lives are planned around the big games with all the rituals, like wearing school colors, carrying symbols of the team mascots, and of course, “tailgating” with food and friends. It all comes together to make football “Saturday’s religion” for many.

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