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Let’s Be Cautious—And Correct—With The Term “Empower”

I’ve long been a critic of—and discouraged by—improper usage of terms and words or their co-opting for pedagogic gains.
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Let’s Take A Deep Breath…And Think…Please

I vividly recall a Daryl Hall and John Oates concert at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson in late 1981. The duo was opening for ELO but were riding high with a string of hits many of which were also hot on the R&B charts.
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Finally Saying Goodbye to Pop

(This column was originally written and published in November, 2002 and then reprinted in my “Ready, Aim, Right!” Quail Ridge Press, Brandon, MS 2004)

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On Becoming A Father

(The following was originally published in July, 2001 and then reprinted in my book “Ready, Aim, Right!” (Quail Ridge Press, Brandon, MS 2004)

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This Is A Man’s World??

Forgive me for I have sinned. I am a white male.
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Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation? Conservatism Born From The Counter-Culture

In my online readings and various interactions on social media over the past few years I’ve noticed a strange, curious and growing phenomenon: a very unusual hybrid amongst a group of Americans of political and cultural beliefs that, at one time, were totally anathema.
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Confused? You’re Not The Only One

Is objectivity even possible anymore?
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“Hi. My Name Is___And I’m A Salesman”

The Maytag repairman of 70s commercial lore had it easy: he was just lonely.
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Tragically, The South Is Forsaking One Of Its Own

Apparently, Jackson—and the state of which it is the capitol city, Mississippi—is gearing up for a celebration of native author Eudora Welty. That’s all well and good and probably justified. I am not a Eudora Welty fan but I’m aware that many others are.
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What’s Liberty Got To Do With It? Everything

Without going into a history lesson the libertarian/classical liberal philosophy is clearly the one that most closely embodies the core points this nation was founded on but is now rapidly abandoning: the rights of the individual—including privacy, free association and speech; the right to property and to the fruits of one’s labor; and the right to expect that the government exists only (if it should exist at all as my anarcho-capitalist friends argue) to protect these rights, not snooping on, trailing or prohibiting me or my fellow citizens from our ability to exercise our rights.
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