Usually, I misplace items only when I am in the zone, and I deliberately seek out the zone of subconscious and unconscious thought every day.

For sure, we are a nation under stress. We are a tension-ridden people who take aspirin for our headaches, tranquilizers for our nerves and sleeping pills to make us sleep. And so much of this “medicine” is being taken to alleviate tension or stress.

So much was set in motion by Dr. King’s dream that it has constituted an unending reformation. And Dr. King did it with a philosophy of non-violence.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given President Trump an opportunity to change the dynamic of the State of the Union address, an event that has become predictable and often boring.

In between the phone booth incident and the wheelchair incident, when Mama shouldn’t have been driving at all, she did drive that same Buick into the corner of the her little brick ranch house.

The album consisted mostly of black and white photos with a smattering of color Kodak snapshots from the 1960s tossed in.

When you receive your paycheck and look at the withholding for federal, state and sometimes city taxes, along with Social Security and Medicare, you probably don’t think you’re underpaying governments and want them to take more.

The moment that dog smelled the Southern buttermilk biscuits, her barking ceased and she scrambled quickly out of her bunker, tail wagging, toward fresh food.

In Iceland, because the winters were long, dark and harsh, and folks had to spend many hours indoors, a tradition called kvöldvaka developed in the evenings.

I didn’t just browse. I studied it. I wished with all my heart. Over and over, I read the descriptions. I turned pages down and then I would get a piece of notebook paper and write down the toy or other item, the catalog number and the price.

If the Boy Scouts of America files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy their so-called leadership will have only themselves to blame.

I am so thankful for those who decide to invest their money and energy in our town, for my enjoyment, and for friends to meet along the way.

Maybe reporters and anchors considered their largely favorable and complimentary coverage of the man in death as penance for their earlier sins during his life, but they still should be held accountable for what they said about him when it mattered.

She got up, walked to the bookcase, pulled out a Webster’s and announced, “From this moment on, this is your weapon of battle.”

When Miss Independence arrived at the two-story brick elementary school, I walked determinedly through the doors, found a classroom and settled in.

President Lincoln, possibly the best-spoken American politician ever, cut one opponent to the quick by saying, “He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met.”

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