Into the Depths

Last weekend, the trophy wife and I completed back-to-back marathons. The first was 26.2 miles along Lake Superior, with the second skirting the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Because I am incredibly compromising, I added one extra day to our trip for the actual tourist stuff the trophy wife insists we do. Doing nothing on purpose, with no objective, for an

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Intentionally Indoctrinating Ignorance

Decades back, I performed a necropsy on a 600-pound feeder steer that dropped dead upon exiting a farmer’s squeeze chute. The owner suspected an anaphylactic reaction to the sulfa boluses he administered, and he wanted confirmation. I sliced the steer open and discovered that he had suffered a lacerated esophagus as a calf and that, over months, a forage-filled pouch

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Great American Resurrection

Get in, sit down, shut up, and hang on, America is on track to be great again. For decades, the ruling class secured power by cultivating covetousness and promoting theft. This idolatrous worship of government placed our nation on a path to destruction, but last November, voters flipped positions to embrace the principles upon which our nation was founded. Consistent

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Making America Great Again

I was a country kid raised with rocks and slingshots rather than I-pads, Angry Birds, and Ritalin. Lucky me. Back then, gooseneck horse trailers were rare, so we hauled critters in a Curtis stock rack mounted in the back of our half-ton pickup. This pipe and expanded-metal stock rack was built by Ed Curtis of Colstrip, Montana, and its tail

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Demeaning Dead Soldiers

In 1868, General John Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic proclaimed Decoration Day to remember those who died defending “their country during the late rebellion.” Over time, the holiday was renamed Memorial Day to honor battlefield deaths in every military conflict from 1775 to the present day. The idea called America is founded on the truth that God

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Faith, Family, Freedom

The trophy wife and I zipped from Montana through eastern Oregon and back last weekend, and the countryside was green beginning to end. Because I am a country kid, whenever I see baby calves frolicking in the spring sunshine on green rolling hills, framed by snow-capped mountain peaks, I praise our Creator. Spring always sparks enthusiasm, signaling a new beginning

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Flying the Friendly Skies of United

Flying the Friendly Skies of United

United Airlines stepped in it when they dragged a reluctant and bleeding volunteer off their plane under the watchful eye of passengers bearing smart phones. Facebookers had an electronic heyday, and I too jumped on the bandwagon, but rather than the internet, I scribbled United memes on the flipside of my old campaign signs.

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Defending Liberty

We conservatives erroneously relaxed on November 9, thinking a President Trump would steer America in an entirely different direction. We best not drop our swords and shields. Clinton supporters, congressional Democrats, cocktail caucus Republicans, life-long bureaucrats, celebrity twits, BLM activists, and media propagandists were one presidential term away from collapsing our once-great republic into a North American Venezuela, and they

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April Fools' Day

April Fools\’ Day

During normal times, it would be senseless to print an April Fools\’ column the second week of April. These are not normal times. Last Saturday, social media was flooded with imaginative fabrications so preposterous that even the most gullible readers recognized them as fiction. My favorites were the Laurel City Council announcing my hometown was now a

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