There is a lesson to be learned from the rescue of the 11 players and one coach from the flooded bowels of a Thailand cave, I mean other than not caving as the monsoon season approaches. And that is that the brotherhood of mankind can come together for a common cause and do good.

The past couple of weeks seems to have been filled with stories and events of people in misery. The hanging suicides of two prominent cultural icons, both vastly talented, successful and rich have dominated the news, to the extent of mental health experts fearing their will be others followi…

A guy walks into a Waffle House naked from the waist down carrying a semi-automatic rifle. It’s not the start of a tasteless joke. Four people are dead and a guy becomes a hero because he charged the shooter and got the gun away from him.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched…

When I read the story in USA Today coming out of the U.S. Supreme Court, I couldn’t help but hear any one of a number of venerable judges giggling as they rendered their verdict.

I got a pretty good fix on college football over the weekend and by mid-afternoon Monday I needed a break to gain mental room for Oklahoma-Georgia and Alabama-Clemson.

I got a pretty good fix on college football over the weekend and by mid-afternoon Monday I needed a break to gain mental room for Oklahoma-Georgia and Alabama-Clemson.

Somebody said once the only constant in the world is change. And we’re going to experience some change in 2018. Peering into January two big changes will affect the newspaper, one positive, the other not so positive, at least in the short run.

I have a brother-in-law who is a terrific guy, smart, talented, a career educator. He’s also a devout, extremely liberal teacher union Democrat living in Texas (land of the power conservative) and feels disenfranchised, demonized and downtrodden by President Donald Trump.

I got tangled up in a weird conversation swirling around all the allegations of sexual misconduct of men towards women. The question was pointed. Aren’t you ashamed to be a man?

This is the first Veteran’s Day I will observe in my 63 years without my WWII veteran father either by my side or a phone call away. My earliest memories as a little kid weren’t a grand birthday present or a beautiful Christmas tree, or even words spoken to me by my mother. It was of my dad,…

It’s been an interesting few weeks in my household. It started when in a moment of madness I auditioned for a community theater production of “The Odd Couple” and got the role of Oscar Madison. The movie and TV series have always been favorites of mine because I started out my career as a sp…

The national media simply cannot help marginalize themselves anytime and every time they cover something President Trump does. It is both comical and pathetic.

This week I embarked on an experiment to test a theory I have developed over the past few years by watching far too much Velocity TV. My wife rolls her eyes and heads upstairs to read a book or turn on our other television hooked to our satellite dish when I plop down in a chair and tune int…

There was a time when baseball was my life, at least in the summer. Coming from a farm family in the 1960s that raised lots and lots of hogs, there was still always time for baseball. My dad played in the 1943 state baseball tournament and loved the game (far more than he loved raising pigs).

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and as a father of three, a grandfather of two, a former youth softball, basketball and soccer coach and a Boy Scout leader for over 30 years, intentionally and specifically looking at child abuse over the course of 30 days is troubling, to say the least.

I have a little different take on one of the Kentucky basketball twins using both the f-bomb and “N” word against Frank Kaminsky following the Wildcat loss to the Badgers. It was nasty and immature, improper and politically incorrect and all that stuff. And if a white player used the same la…

I’m wondering if Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio and Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder feel better now that two police officers have been murdered in New York City. I’m wondering if they are feeling Old Testament righteousness that an eye for an eye and a tooth for a t…

My brother is a career police officer. And he’s not a white cop. He’s Asian if that matters, and apparently it does because if you listen to racial terrorists like Al Sharpton, all white cops are racist murderers.

Understanding the world is filled with challenges, problems of all kinds and things that can try the patience of a saint, discussing zippers may seem silly. But in the course of human events and inventions, the zipper may be one of the greatest inventions ever as well as one of the most frus…

My brother is a career police officer. And he’s not a white cop. He’s Asian if that matters, and apparently it does because if you listen to racial terrorists like Al Sharpton, all white cops are racist murderers.