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Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 5:15 PM

You have to be careful when you assess your own situation. Sometimes everyone else sees a problem and you donít.Proverbs 12:15 says, ďThe way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.ĒMy son provided a great example of that this week. We went to the home of some friends for an Ethiopian dinner. It was a great dinner and a fun night.

Updated Aug 22, 2016 at 5:49 PM

The 2016 Olympics in Brazil are over.

Updated Aug 22, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Last Sunday I made light of how some fast food chains are blaming poor earnings on the 2016 Presidential race and the sense of impending doom Americans feel because of it.

Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 12:18 PM

In 2008, Barack Obama ran a campaign promising changes from the past eight years under George W. Bush. His slogan was ďChange we can believe in.Ē

Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Thanks, Obama!Everyone knows that anything bad that has happened in the last eight years ó or 12 years if you ask Donald Trumpís campaign spokesperson ó is because of President Barack Obama.

Updated Aug 15, 2016 at 2:16 PM

How can everything turn out so right when everything seemed so wrong? The Rio Olympics had two strikes against it before it even started. The venues were not ready, the bay was tainted with all manner of vile substances, and even the dorm rooms...

Updated Aug 8, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Every time I hear a politician claiming their problems are due to the liberal, dishonest or sensationalistic media, it sounds like ďScooby DooĒ villains bemoaning the fact that they didnít get away with their silly scheme because of ďthose meddling...

Updated Aug 8, 2016 at 2:33 PM

Letís not talk about the presidential campaign, which is devolving into a mudfight thatís only likely to get worse. Letís talk about something the candidates would all be talking about, if our politics werenít so weird: Our kids and their kids.

Updated Aug 8, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Donald Trump has a lot of problems but none are bigger than the guy looking back at him from the mirror.

Updated Aug 3, 2016 at 5:23 PM

After watching the two major party conventions and the aftermath from each, many Americans find themselves wondering how they ended up with these two candidates for President.Itís simple. They chose them.

Updated Aug 1, 2016 at 1:57 PM

The party conventions have come and gone, cementing the state of the presidential race rather than changing it. The Democrats left Philadelphia mostly united, with advantages in money and organization, but limited enthusiasm for their candidate. The...

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