Category: View from the Hill

Ag a secondary issue for Trump

“Politicians complaining about the media is like a sailor complaining about the sea,” Winston Churchill, former prime minister of Great Britain, was quoted by Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull. He added, “There’s not much point, that’s the media we live with, and we have to get our message across. We thank you all in the media for the kind attention.” […]

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Can we trust the ‘truth’?

The word of the day is “Trust.” Think about it while reading the following comments: “I just don’t trust him (her).” “It’s all the fault of the liberal, left-wing media.” “Breitbart is the soul of racist, misogynistic, fake news posting media.” “Hillary Clinton is a liar and a crook. We can’t trust her on anything.” “Trump is a pathological liar. […]

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What does Christmas mean?

One of my all-time favorite holiday movies is a cartoon video, featuring Charlie Brown as he struggles with this age-old question. Each year we face the holiday, anxiously waiting the arrival of families coming together, renewing the bonds of friendship with parents, grandparents and siblings, making new memories with children and grandchildren. I love the aroma of it all. Fresh […]

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How will we consider Syria?

Fall weather, Thanks­giving holiday, autumn leaves falling, newly planted wheat fields turning green; these are some of the things that make the heart glad. It is a favorite time of year. This year, though I enjoy watching leaves turning color and rejoice as once green fields of soybeans and corn turn golden, as wheat emerges from its sleep, creating a […]

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A nod to Thanksgiving cliches

As I write this, anticipation builds in tonight’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to my news sources, viewership may reach numbers achieved only with television shows like the final episode of “MASH.” Does it matter if we watch it? Perhaps not, unless one is still undecided who he or she should vote for. Die-hard fans of […]

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Sadly, the choice is ours

As I write this, anticipation builds in tonight’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to my news sources, viewership may reach numbers achieved only with television shows like the final episode of “MASH.” Does it matter if we watch it? Perhaps not, unless one is still undecided who he or she should vote for. Die-hard fans of […]

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Men: Deal with pain honestly

Myth or truth: Suc­cess­ful men are always positive. How about this one: It is unspiritual to show negative emotions. In his book, “Men’s Secret Wars,” Patrick A. Means writes about common misconceptions regarding male behavior and how they are encouraged to leave them behind in their search for healing and wholeness. For years, Means practiced a Christian version of the […]

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Keep guiding principles in mind

I hate politics. Even more, I loathe all that it has recently become. If one needs more proof, simply take a look at all of the misleading and controversial television coverage. Or better yet, attend a local gathering at the coffee shop and listen to some of the more colorful metaphors used to describe our candidates for the nation’s highest […]

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Take ownership of our actions

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” —Pogo This quote, written by cartoonist Walt Kelly more than 40 years ago, is as appropriate now as it ever has been. Given our dismal state of affairs in public or private—no pun intended—whether it’s about finances or our social welfare, there’s much blame to go around. Yet all we read […]

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Some people are just irregular

Irregular. That’s right, irregular. My definition of this word is, something that is not right, not normal. It does not fit. It is painful to identify with or acknowledged by an individual. Relationships can often be that way. People may appear to be friends, but are not friends at all. They use the relationship to get whatever they want. They […]

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