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PLACING COUNTRY ABOVE SELF – A TRUE PATRIOT

This will appear in the Farmerville Gazette, Farmerville, LA the week of 1/2/2017

On August 2nd of this year, 241 years ago, fifty-six men sat down and signed the Declaration of Independence. 750 more words

INAGURATION TIME IS A TIME OF PRIDE – NOT PREJUDICE

This will appear in the Farmerville Gazette, Farmerville Louisiana, the week of 1/15/2017.

“Inauguration” is defined as “a formal ceremony or special event to mark the beginning of a major public leader’s term of office.  689 more words

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR 2017

Every January 1st we have an opportunity to look back on the previous year and then have an chance to identify what we want to change in the new year.  745 more words

THE REASON FOR THE SEASON IS IMPROVING

Quite a bit is going on in our world at this time.  Russia rhetoric, Syrian refugees from a horrible civil war, ISIS/ISL terrorism, Taliban in Afghanistan, German murder by Islamic extremist and a porous European border not to mention that we are about to have a new president that will be about as far from our sitting president as one can get are all current events that promise worldwide sensationalism.  552 more words

WHO WAS ST. NICK

Santa Clause, Father Christmas, Jolley Ole Man and St. Nick; these are some of the common names given to the man that brings gifts to the children around the world as we celebrate the holiday known as Christmas.  566 more words

WHO WERE THE THREE WISE MEN

When I was growing up in rural North Louisiana, Christmas was a magical time.  For me it was an amalgamation of Germany with a Western United States influence mixed with the Deep South that I lived in.  765 more words

CASTRO IS DEAD – NOW WHAT

Like so many Americans, I awoke Friday to the announcement that Fidel Castro had died.  For the Little Havana section of Miami, the mood was festive.  618 more words