Solutions through policy, not violence

Solutions through policy, not violence

Growing up on our family farm, I didn’t go to the city much. We lived a joyful and contented childhood, playing in the woods and farming the lan...

January 13th, 2021 |  


This and that on history and current events

This and that on history and current events

Arcanum Military Banner Project Phase II: The Arcanum City Administration has announced that that they will allow 10 additional poles for the installa...

January 12th, 2021 |  


Rise of the Antichrist

Rise of the Antichrist

Everyone wants to know everything yesterday. We even want to know about tomorrow - yesterday.Questions about the Antichrist fill my mailbox — Is...

January 8th, 2021 |  



Hope and Beethoven

Hope and Beethoven

As we enter a new year with the hope of better days ahead, consideration of universal truths binding humankind together in spite of strife and turmoil...

January 7th, 2021 |  


A wish list for 2021

A wish list for 2021

Our resolutions in past years have always been rather routine. We want to lose weight, eat better, exercise more, save for a down payment on a new veh...

January 6th, 2021 |  


Celebrated anniversaries of different kinds

Celebrated anniversaries of different kinds

This year marks my 10th anniversary of writing for The Daily Advocate as a freelance columnist. Ten years? Wow that seems like a long time, but in rea...

January 5th, 2021 |  


Happy? New Year!

Happy? New Year!

There are countless posts on social media proclaiming how happy people are that 2020 will soon be history. I am unwilling to burst anyone’s bubb...

December 31st, 2020 |  


Comfort and joy

Comfort and joy

Thankfully, this is the final day of what has been a memorably difficult year. As we eagerly anticipate 2021, we look for symbols of hope, moments tha...

December 31st, 2020 |  


College students seek peace

College students seek peace

When you characterize college students, do the following words resonate with you? Drinking, drugging, hooking up, speeding in fancy cars, cutting clas...

December 30th, 2020 |  


Sharing our Christmas Wafer with you

Sharing our Christmas Wafer with you

More friends than usual stuffed a catch-up annual letter this year into their holiday cards and emails.Perhaps this is because the coronavirus prevent...

December 27th, 2020 |