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Happy Independence Day! What’s on your Fourth of July playlist?  I consider myself patriotic, and I’m proud of the United States of America. But I’m not much for rah-rah … more
Updates:  Medicaid: I was pleased to know that some Missouri lawmakers read my column. OK, they don’t, but this past Tuesday, half a day before the governor instituted severe budget … more
If you’ve never heard of critical race theory (CRT) you need to bone up on it, for it’s the latest weapon in the how-to-take-down-America arsenal. Although CRT has scholarly … more
Sedalia grew rapidly in the years following the Civil War, from an estimated population of 1,000 in 1865 to 4,560 in 1870 to 14,068 in 1890. The town had grown, according to the 1882 History of … more
This past week I had the privilege of engaging in a conversation with a customer who owns a rather large farm. Our discussion was long as we talked about the world today versus the world that we grew … more
Here’s a phrase I haven’t used in a couple of years: I’m on vacation. This weekend closes out the first full week of time away from work that I have enjoyed since before the … more
I was Elle. If you haven’t seen “Legally Blonde,” find and watch it, because it is an engaging tale about a young woman who goes to law school in order to get her boyfriend back. … more
6:18 a.m: Awake. Gotta write today. But not yet. I think I can go back to sleep for a while. Maybe an hour?  7:35 a.m: Awake!! There is now a little boy with Mickey Mouse pajamas in my … more
Our thoughts sometimes get the best of us. Thoughts about the wife, thoughts about the kids, even thoughts about work. But when do we really think about what matters?  I am not saying that … more
I am a Christian.This statement seems to be one that many people attempt to pick apart nowadays. I’m often set with the task of proving in some way that I am who I say I am. When I profess that … more
In the late 1820s, Gottfried Duden came to the United States and settled in central Missouri. In 1829, he published a book about experiences titled Riese nach dem Westlichen Staaten or Report on a … more
Bob Satnan is taking some time off this week. Here are his thoughts on Father’s Day from 2018: American clergyman Charles Wadsworth is credited with saying, “By the time a man realizes … more
Happy Father’s Day! I love men.  Now, before you start to make jokes, let me explain.  I love men. And I think they need to hear me say it. As a society, we focus on the bad … more
I still remember Petey. Petey originally belonged to my parents, but when they found out I was on the way, they gave Petey, some sort of shepherd, black with golden brown markings, to Grandpa and … more
If there was an epicenter in Sedalia during the worst of the COVID pandemic, it was Bothwell Regional Health Center. There the COVID Command Center was activated; there the medical and nursing … more
This week will be 25 years of marriage with my lovely bride. We were high school sweethearts and have raised two children, one married living in California and the other in college. We have lived in … more
Europe had erupted into war in 1914 following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Alliances between various European nations meant the continent was soon at war. The United States declared … more
A little more attention and some better understanding by motorists will make roadways safer for area cyclists.A few months ago, I wrote about Sedalian Matt LaCasse and his regular bike rides from the … more
Draft Kings. Fan Dual. Yahoo Sports. Even the major television networks themselves offer “gaming” related to their broadcasts of major sports events, and the internet makes it more … more
This week’s mail brought me a flier from Dan Houx, State Representative for Missouri’s House District 54, which encompasses my house in Green Ridge. This isn’t strange. We get … more
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