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I’ve been under some stress lately.I’ve written a novel, and now I have to wait to find someone who thinks it’s worth publishing. (I happen to think it is, for the record.) So, while I wait, I … more
A few weeks ago I was a guest on the local podcast, “The Discussion with Dee Burris.” Although I wasn’t told what topics would be addressed, my assumption was correct when the Cleveland/Bradley … more
Here are two indisputable facts about President Biden’s open borders agenda: He undid any enforcement provisions that President Trump put into effect, including defunding the border wall, a … more
Just when you thought the Republicans would roll over the hapless Dems in November and restore some sanity to government, the Supreme Court decides to monkey with Roe v. Wade.This ill-timed decision … more
Gas prices are skyrocketing, and until supply exceeds demand, there’s nothing we can do about it. Well, there is one little thing. As you have noticed, rising fuel costs result in higher grocery … more
As Democrats’ prospects in the 2022 mid-term elections dim, the party needs to revive itself with what was once a reliable constituency ⏤ Hispanic voters.A Wall Street Journal poll taken in … more
The scientists say we’re still not out of the woods as far as the pandemic goes.But no one can deny most of our day-to-day activities have gone back to that blissful year, 2019 — which no one … more
I have been trying, for as long as I can remember and with limited success, to learn Spanish.My husband, Peter, says I am good, but that is because he does not speak Spanish, so if I say anything … more
Liberals have predictably seized upon the recent Uvalde, Texas, shooting rampage by a mentally ill, 18-year-old, Hispanic loner to call for more gun control. Also predictably as they do so, gun sales … more
It is too early to come to policy conclusions from the terrible Uvalde, Texas, murders: Many factors appear at play for the high casualty rate.  As David Carroll’s May 28 commentary says, “I … more
According to the polls, most Americans blame our nation’s ills on President Biden. His popularity is somewhere between prison food and monkeypox. In all honesty, he doesn’t actually control … more
The back-to-back slaughters in Buffalo and Uvalde have left me wondering how long pro-life Christians will continue to give Republicans a pass on gun violence and racial justice.Per the latter, we … more
Uvalde. The horror of what happened there guarantees that the word itself will enter the vocabulary of American nightmares.It was a slow Tuesday morning, with school kids happily engaged in their … more
The only worry I had was that Old Man Miller might be hiding out behind the shed trying to catch us running through his garden when we played “Tag” in our back yards.If you grew up in the '70s in … more
On the day of the Texas school shooting, I actually heard someone throw out the tired, old stupid cliche, “guns don’t kill people...”I wanted to vomit.Yes, guns do kill people. But it’s just … more
“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, … more
Verne knows me too well.For the first time in our lives, my husband, Peter, and I live in a building with a front desk. It’s nice to have someone there when packages are delivered, or contractors … more
It is no secret that I enjoy reminiscing about the past and telling stories of my days of yore.  My morning routine, since retirement is breakfast, coffee and two episodes of "Leave It To … more
The shooter in Buffalo had a racist motive. He wanted to kill Black people. We don’t know exactly how he developed his hatred, but we know that it was the motivating factor in his rampage because … more
This is not an anti-gun rant. I own firearms and would not hesitate to use them in defense of my home and loved ones. But the Second Amendment doesn’t give anyone — especially 18-year-olds, some … more
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