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This week’s column:  April 21, 2019

On April 16th, the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris went up in flames.  The outpouring of support from around the world was remarkable.  Why so much fuss over an old building?  Because it’s a lot more than just an old building.  Here’s Symbols and Sanctuaries.

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It’s amazing, the way we go through our lives acting as if the world is as black and white.  For others, of course.  Not for us.  From April 14, take a look at Black or White, or Maybe Not.

There’s so much pain and suffering in the world–how can any one person really, truly help?   It’s a good thing our own communities are so problem free.  Except, maybe, they’re not.   From April 7, read Everybody Wants to Change the World.

The attempted mass migration of impoverished and frightened Central American families to the USA is well documented.  Not so well documented are the Americans who flood Mexico every week to receive what they can’t get here at home.  (It’s not baskets and trinkets.)  I was surprised during the week of March 31, when I saw first hand The Other Border Migration.

This is the story of a retired Navy vet who still serves his fellow veterans, one at a time, as they face the final battle of their life.  If you’re a vet, or love someone who is, this column is dedicated to you.  From March 24, read Final Battles.

Coming soon to an inbox near you:  fuzzy thinking from both sides as we swing into the next presidential election cycle.  From March 17, here’s how to spot the tactics instead of drinking the Kool-Aid.  Enjoy the Sneak Previews.

On the day this column appeared, March 10, there was fresh-fallen snow outside my living room window.  Not everyone is in favor of this kind of weather.  Regardless of how you feel about snow that marches on, you’ll enjoy Winter Weather Warnings.

It’s amazing how much you can learn from a scarecrow, a tin man and a lion scared of his own shadow.  Who knew that beneath all that entertainment was some seriously good advice?   From March 3, here’s hoping you have fun traveling Your Own Yellow Brick Road.

Recently the president’s son got pretty worked up at a political rally for his dad and called out “loser teachers”  for their agenda of “socialist indoctrination.’  Conservatives have plenty of worthy issues to pursue.  This isn’t one of them.  On February 24 I wanted to make it clear that I Heart ‘Loser’ Teachers.

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