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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Outside Looking In

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 following suit.

Updated: June 13, 2018 - 4:52 pm
Friday 04/27/2018
Outside Looking In

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.

Updated: April 27, 2018 - 2:19 pm
Thursday 02/08/2018
Outside Looking In

"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...

Updated: February 08, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Wednesday 01/24/2018
Outside Looking In

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.

Updated: January 24, 2018 - 4:10 pm
Wednesday 01/03/2018
Outside Looking In

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.

Posted: January 03, 2018
Outside Looking In 1/4/2018

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.

Updated: January 03, 2018 - 3:57 pm
Friday 12/29/2017
Outside Looking In

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.

Updated: December 29, 2017 - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 12/06/2017
Outside Looking In

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.

Updated: December 06, 2017 - 4:24 pm
Wednesday 11/29/2017
Outside Looking In

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?

Updated: November 29, 2017 - 4:20 pm
Wednesday 11/08/2017
11/9 Outside Looking In

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, stan...

Updated: November 08, 2017 - 3:36 pm

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