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The first bit of “story telling” I can remember was about a dog and a bone. This wayward hound was crossing over a small stream on an equally small bridge (the Childcraft book had pictures) …

On Tuesday, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, …

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding water of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers felt like a legal gut punch. In dismissing the Florida v. Georgia case, the …

Call me old fashion.Outdated. A dinosaur who somehow escaped the tar pit. And sure, I hear the comments. The game is too slow. The pitcher takes too long to deliver the ball. The batter steps …

Democrats are back to trying to find a sneaky way to limit law-abiding gun ownership and, once again, gun sales predictably soar. Even 90-year-old Betty White is packing heat. In fact, any time a …

The dying words of any man are significant — much more so when they belong to Christ. Jesus made seven statements on the cross. One has become the subject of many Easter sermons: “My …

Week 4 has come to a close and it has been a busy one. I started the week off in the select committee on pandemic preparedness and response, where we heard from business associations and …

It would appear, based on the stories making news these days, that the younger generations among us are hell bent on revolution - but not the kind that gave us the Constitution and a way of life that …

One Easter Mom dressed me, Leon and David Mark just alike. Good golly Lord America! It was like one of those Egyptian plagues! Leon was 12, I was seven, and Dave was 18 months younger. Black …

This past week has been a busy one for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. On Monday, the full committee met to discuss the future of our nation’s infrastructure and economy. Committee …

It’s known by several names: The Triumphal Entry, Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week. But this coming Sunday also celebrates the Coronation of Christ - the moment Jesus agrees to be …

Thank you for giving me the honor of serving as your state senator. The 2021 legislative session officially started the first week of March with a joint session of the legislature. Every year, …

Congress voted on several bills this week, including the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021. Both bills included some …

It’s called many things: Sparking, wooing, courting, keeping company, hanging out. Invariably, it’s an awkward business — if you’re fortunate. And if you're not, it …

The very first newspaper story I wrote was about a cat; that was back in March of 1984. The skinny, hungry-looking feline actually showed up on our back steps in 1976. I told Cathy right off not to …

It’s that time! Green beer, corned beef, parades – all for that well-known man of God, St. Patrick. Or was he? I did a survey among my friends, asking about St. Patrick. …

I think Leviticus is still in the Bible. With all the modern translations out there now, it’s a little hard to know for sure. The word, when translated into English, means “Hard to read; …

On Wednesday evening, the House voted to pass the “For the People Act.” Do not let the name fool you. This bill was for the politicians, not the people. It’s deeply concerning …

On Tuesday, ahead of a Florida House Committee hearing on HB 1455, a bill which would create a THC cap on medical marijuana, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried released a new video, urging …

Two of my daughters are expectant mothers, both due in May. While I’m not the kind of mother who bombards my adult children with parenting directives, I do often remind them of stories from …

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