Thanksgiving and a lifestyle of saying thank you

By Dr. Glenn Mollette  Thanksgiving is coming and it’s never out of season to say thank you. Say thank you to your local politicians. The majority of those who pursue an office, lose. Losing is tough and usually expensive. Thank them for their interest in your community or state and for the time they gaveContinue reading “Thanksgiving and a lifestyle of saying thank you”

The Jones Kid and Mule Barn Mechanics

By Slim Randles It was like buzzards circling a body. The Jones kid, Randy, was out in the Mule Barn parking lot with the hood up on his car. He was staring down into it the way a first-time parachutist would look out the airplane door. You never quite knew for sure what lay ahead.Continue reading “The Jones Kid and Mule Barn Mechanics”

When the heat falls hard

By Slim Randles When the world is hot and my skin is fried, scratching from the constant dry, let the clouds boil up, boil up high. And then shade the earth with the darkening sky and bring the secrets and the smell of rain. The coolness and the blessed rain, again. Our land is brownContinue reading “When the heat falls hard”

Naomi Judd, Suicide and life’s appointment

Caution this column contains discussion of suicide and mental health. By Dr. Glenn Mollette  We’ve all heard of people who have taken their lives by suicide. We typically wonder why? We wonder what was so bad about their lives that they could not cope another day?  We were shocked by the sudden death of NaomiContinue reading “Naomi Judd, Suicide and life’s appointment”

Moderation, balance and rigid flexibility 

Dr. Glenn Mollette  Most doctors will encourage their patients to not overdrink alcohol. Too much might cause you to fall and impairs an individual’s ability to make good decisions or drive an automobile.  Going on a binge of anything may not be a positive decision. Giving up food for a day will make you sluggishContinue reading “Moderation, balance and rigid flexibility ”

#HomeCountry: Changing the Year Ain’t Natural!

By Slim Randles “And that’s another thing,” Herb said, with finality, “Changing that dang year on everything we write, every January. Goes against human nature.” “Well I might just have an answer to your problem, Herb,” said Doc, sipping and dunking and stirring. “Why don’t we, here at the philosophy counter, pick out a yearContinue reading “#HomeCountry: Changing the Year Ain’t Natural!”

Develop a plan for 2022 

By Dr. Glenn Mollette Proverbs 29.18 “Where there is no vision the people perish. “Everyone needs a strategy. You may be 25 or 85 years in age. Who cares? Probably the only one who cares about your age is you. Your age either tells you that you are too young or too old. Remember, ageContinue reading “Develop a plan for 2022 “

Our Most Difficult Decision for 2022

By Dr. Glenn Mollette 2022 will be over almost quicker than you can say Happy New Year! Just look how fast 2021 sped by us all. Time rarely feels as if it’s standing still unless we are waiting on something to happen. Time only drags when we need something to happen like a cure forContinue reading “Our Most Difficult Decision for 2022”

The Haiti Kidnapped Missionaries, Consider the Costs of Such Trips 

By Dr. Glenn Mollette The missionaries consisting of sixteen Americans and one Canadian kidnapped by the Haitian “400 Mawozo” gang October 16, is extremely scary. The gang has threatened to kill the humanitarian Christians if a million dollar per person ransom is not fulfilled. The group consists of men, women, children and an eight-month-old baby.Continue reading “The Haiti Kidnapped Missionaries, Consider the Costs of Such Trips “

A Winter’s Tale From a Reporter’s View

By Slim Randles That certain … crispness? … in the air reminds me of one of my favorite story assignments over the past thousand years or so. I was a reporter/columnist/feature writer for The Anchorage Daily News, and since I had a tolerance for eccentricities in others … well, they called me the weirdo reporter.Continue reading “A Winter’s Tale From a Reporter’s View”