Family Values

America, Get A Grip!

October 14, 2017
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America, Get A Grip!

Some years ago, the Tribal Administrator came into my office, closed the door, and burst into tears. The Council was meeting to consider firing her, which they did. She did not understand. She was young, bright and had recently completed her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She had done everything according to the book, yet…

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Where are the Fathers?

September 19, 2017
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Where are the Fathers?

Where are the Fathers? I remember well the day my father died. I was driving to a conference, where I was the main speaker. The call shocked my world. I knew dad was old and ill and that inevitably this day would come. But I did not expect it then, now, or maybe ever. Dad…

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Changes in Nature

June 29, 2017
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Changes in Nature

I stopped at a sample cart in Costco the other day when I saw the sign for “Organic“ Gluten Free crackers. I asked the lady if this meant that I could no longer get inorganic crackers made from non-living matter, like rocks and sand? She just stared at me and then started to recite the…

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Terrorists are Lurking!

June 9, 2017
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Terrorists are Lurking!

Life, faculties, production – in other words, individuality, liberty, property – this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was…

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The Zombie Apocalypse is Here

March 21, 2017
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The Zombie Apocalypse is Here

I recently took a part time job in security at a parking structure in the center of our town. You know, walking around making sure no one steals the cars or breaks into them. The shock was when I found out that I was in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. Hundreds of young people…

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Don’t Widen the Plate

March 3, 2017
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Don’t Widen the Plate

Note: Author Unknown Twenty years ago, in Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA’s convention.  While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers…

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The Loss of the Family

February 26, 2017
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The Loss of the Family

From the beginning of time, the nuclear family has been the basic social unit. It was true in the Garden of Eden and it is true today. While the family has transcended time and space, its context has changed over time. In the Hunter-Gatherer culture, the family was dependent on the interaction of the tribe.…

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The Loss of Identity

February 26, 2017
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The Loss of Identity

I grew up before television, computers and a host of modern time occupying technological conveniences. Washing machines had wringers on the side. They did not go through cycles, they just sat there and swished. The real work was done by the housewife who attended them. The ice man came every other day and you put…

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We Are the Enemy of Ourselves

January 24, 2017
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We Are the Enemy of Ourselves

A Nation in Confusion I’ve long thought that what we believe to be true philosophically, is a matter of emotion rather than an objective discovery of fact. Of course we all like to think of ourselves as objective, accurate and honest about our discovery of reality, yet it is obvious that there are 50 million…

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Rules for Winners

January 21, 2017
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Rules for Winners

The election is over and the inauguration also. Donald Trump won and now we are left with the conflicting hopes and dreams of both those who voted for our new president and those who did not. I have many friends who did not and I have some things to say to them: 1.       You are…

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