Commentary

The Stupidity of Cupidity

  1. 16th August 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Cupidity is acquisitiveness, avarice, covetousness, or simply greed. We need money to buy necessities, but the question is, “Just how much money is enough?” We need food, clothing, and shelter to sustain life. There are other “necessities” in this modern age: transportation, communication, education, health care, etc. We also have wants that enhance our well-...

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Buying or Selling

  1. 14th August 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

The United States' economy has rebounded and is firing on all cylinders. The country is at full employment and labor shortages loom in many industries. Retail sales are strong and interest rates remain quite low. Inflation, always a concern, is modest and does not seem threatening at this juncture. The Federal tax cuts introduced in 2018 are beginning to be felt...

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He Who is Wise

  1. 11th August 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

When I was young, “He who…” jokes were popular. For example: "He who runs in front of a car gets tired; he who runs behind a car gets exhausted." Or this one: "He who leaps over a cliff jumps to a conclusion." As a child, I found these amusing, though not particularly wise.  I later learned that the Bible has many truly wise sayings, and by studying the...

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A Certain Generation

  1. 09th August 2018
  2. Ben Maddox (guest columnist)

The year 1963 is remembered for significant events that occurred in the United States and in Southeast Asia. The world was aroused by the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a Buddhist monk setting himself ablaze in Saigon to protest the government oppression of Buddhists. The rest of the year would be no less grim.

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The Last Minute

  1. 07th August 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

There is a wry old saying that “if it weren't for the last minute, I would never get anything done!” Many people live by this premise. Tension certainly builds as a critical deadline nears or a crisis looms, and the potential for a hazardous or devastating outcome can be exciting. Movies, television and adventure stories often use this scenario, where events...

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Father Knows Best

  1. 04th August 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

In the latter half of the 1950s, there was a television program called “Father Knows Best.” It was “squeaky clean” and wholesome compared to most of today’s programming. The father, named Jim Anderson, portrayed knowledge and thoughtful wisdom in advising and guiding his family.

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Don't Quote Me on That!

  1. 02nd August 2018
  2. William Williams

Have you ever browsed Facebook, Twitter or your e-mails and found an irresistible quote, perhaps shared with you by one of your online friends? A quote you’ve never read, a quote from some famous person, a short, pithy message that was too memorable not to pass on? And so, even if you aren’t the online “sharing” type, you give it a shot; point-click-send, and...

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Why Such Hateful Behavior?

  1. 31st July 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Watching news reports, one could easily say that the rising level of hateful behavior is appalling! A United States representative called for harassing public officials of the opposing political party. A restaurant owner refused to serve a government official, while others refused to serve police. Hollywood actors and comedians say threatening, vile, and...

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Finding Peace of Mind in Stressful Times

  1. 28th July 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

As interested observers and students of the world scene try to absorb and digest all the conflicting information that comes their way, a profound sense of hopelessness grips some, and feelings of hostility and aggression are stirred in others. There is a sense for most people that things are not going to turn out well.

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Harvest Time is Coming

  1. 26th July 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Everybody loves a freshly harvested apple, peach, orange, grape, strawberry or other piece of produce. Gardeners wait with anticipation to harvest that first ripe tomato. When fruit is fully ripened and at the peak of flavor, the time for harvest has finally arrived.

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