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This week’s column:  May 19, 2019

It seems that none of us can resist taking complex thoughts and ideas and trying to reduce them to a single, snappy phrase that seems “so obvious.”  It makes both the writer and the reader feel smart, clever, and at peace.  If only it worked.   Here’s The Complexity of Simplicity.

Recent columns: 

Mother’s Day is one of those days (all too few) when what’s most important comes into its sharpest focus.   From May 12, I hope you enjoy The Treasure Chest.

This week marked the annual National Day of Prayer, when we collectively pray that God will assist our nation in becoming what it should be.  But perhaps the day would be better served if we used the day to pray that God will assist us in becoming what we should be.  Consider, from May 5, A National Day of Prayer.

There are a few topics every columnist knows just aren’t worth the grief.  Like this one.  But you know me…always poking around in the mud looking for some clarity.  From April 28, check out The Politically Correct Column.

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.

It’s amazing, the way we go through our lives acting as if everyone else’s choices are always black and white.  But not for us, of course.  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.


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