When I’m King of the World: Prince Charles & Me

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee this weekend, marking 70 years of service to the British monarch. When she finally passes the torch to Prince Charles, whenever that day comes, he will become the oldest living British monarch to ever take the throne. Charles, 73, has spent his entire life in preparation to wear... Continue Reading →

Why are we loyal?

My wife pointed out the gas station. When I passed it, she didn't comment or say anything. She just shook her head back-and-forth and let out a little “I told you so” smirk. I laughed too, because I knew exactly what she was thinking. Even now with the petroleum industry charging an arm and a... Continue Reading →

Tough RINO skin!

I’ve been watching the news lately, especially the political name-calling that seems to happen on a daily basis and I’ve been wondering: What does it mean anymore to be a Republican? The question should be easy to answer, but I find it utterly impossible to put into a few words. I grew up in a... Continue Reading →

Semper Fi

When my oldest son was a young boy, he would dress-up in a white t-shirt and green camo pants and play soldier. He’d march out the backdoor with a pack over his shoulder and his bb gun, where he’d set up targets in the yard. The bb gun was far from the best. It was... Continue Reading →

Working from the office: I don’t want to ever go back

I stepped away from my desk. I had been working nonstop since mid-morning. I walked downstairs from my home office to see my son pull into the driveway. I greeted him at the door with a smile. We chatted briefly about his day and I told him about my meetings. Before he went up to his... Continue Reading →

Don’t mess with my hometown

The Mississippi native was talking about all the things wrong with his home state. He listed the problems and the state’s ranking in various nationwide surveys rapid fire. He knew them well and mocked the state's poor showing: Ranked 50th in poverty. Ranked 49th in the mortality rate, suicide rate, smoking rate, mental health, infant mortality... Continue Reading →

Change the world

I was struck recently by the confusion of the world we live. One day you keep your head down and go to work or celebrate family night, the next, you go to the doctor for a nagging cough as one of my friends did recently and come back with some unsettling news.   When I get... Continue Reading →

The most wonderful time of the year

If you're one of the lucky ones, you woke up today wondering what day it is. Yes, you're completely oblivious to the day. I'm not talking about waking up in a drunken stupor. No, no, no one likes an alcohol-induced hangover. Instead, I'm talking about the days immediately before and after Christmas, right up until... Continue Reading →

An uncomfortable discussion

I cringed in my seat. I was annoyed. The speaker was supposed to be talking about college admissions and how to help your son or daughter pick a major. Instead, he was going down a completely different path, talking about how he as a white guy has received certain advantages that his female or non-white... Continue Reading →

Giving it the old college try

The grass is cut low so you can see the dew glisten on the ground. The flower beds look immaculately cut and mulched. There isn’t a piece of liter on the ground. The campus looks friendly and inviting.  We have been on a seemingly endless college tour since the summer. My son is a senior... Continue Reading →

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