‘Thoughts and prayers’ have value, but do something

This “thoughts and prayers” thing is starting to wear me out. In the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, there has been an outcry:...

Finding the costs of unfettered rights, security

After the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed more than 3,000 Americans, the United States responded with an array of security upgrades that...

Billy Graham touched many lives. Mine, too.

A few thoughts on Billy Graham, “America’s Pastor,” who died this week about nine months shy of his 100th birthday. My father was a United...

Billy Graham: Neither prophet nor theologian

Asked in 1972 if he believed in miracles, Billy Graham answered: Yes, Jesus performed some and there are many “miracles around us today, including...

Is Trump guilty, or does he just look guilty?

When absorbing news about the Mueller investigation, I can’t help thinking of Saddam Hussein. No, I’m not equating our president with the late Iraqi...

I will bet this never happened to you

I can’t help it that strange and inexplicable things happen to me. They just do. And I am forced to simply roll with it...

Gun control is about saving lives, not culture wars

You have perhaps heard the joke about the liberal who is so open-minded that he can’t even take his own side in an argument. What’s...

Cooper hawk stare down

It was not Angelkeep’s first encounter with Cooper. He was a semi-regular visitor at Angelkeep but seldom nearby with humans outside. Bird identification usually came...

The Russian troll hysteria

If only Joe McCarthy had lived to see this moment, when it is suddenly in vogue to attribute large-scale events in American politics to...

You might be a partisan if . . .

Everyone seems to agree that partisanship is increasingly prevalent and toxic. But few people seem to see themselves as part of the problem. One...