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Column: Nod to history this Thanksgiving Day
Americans may not recall from their history classes that President Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday during one of the country's most trying times.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Column: Workaholics
I suspect most of us in our lifetimes have known a work addict or two.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Column: A healing time at ministry event
It was my wife Lorie's and my privilege to accompany Kayla Mueller's parents, Marsha and Carl Mueller, to Northern Arizona University Oct. 23-24, Homecoming weekend.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Column: Mystery in Williamson Valley
My wife, Judi and I were planning an RV trip to Southern California on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Column: Response to Parade supplement article
The "Parade" supplement to the Sunday, Nov. 1 Daily Courier contained a quip by Marilyn vos Savant, highest IQ holder in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Column: Why the flag of France is flying in Chino Valley, Arizona
Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Column: Take courage, and take refugees (with VIDEO)
The attacks in Paris and Beruit evoke feelings: sympathy, anger, fear.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Column: A citizen's plea for safe streets
Do Prescott-area drivers ever compare their vehicle speedometer reading with the posted speed limits on our streets?
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Column: Granddaddyisms - 23
Here is the 23rd edition of Granddaddyisms I shared with our oldest grandson when he was a teenager.
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Column: Thank you, Floyd K. Lindstrom
This week there was a controversy brewing over Seattle Pacific University's decision not to allow the American Flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, or a Color Guard at its Veterans Day ceremony in its chapel.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Column: Reflections on Veterans Day
In 1954, the World War I memorial, Armistice Day, was changed to Veterans Day-a day set aside to honor all those who served in military uniform.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Column: Prescott school bond, override passage a watershed event
The passage of the Prescott Unified School District's bond and override would have seemed a no-brainer to anyone who understood how little the two will raise in comparison to how great the need is.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Column: Sourpuss
I was sitting quietly in the Y lobby recently when an old sourpuss walked in and angrily dished out a string of loud criticisms to one of the ladies manning the reception desk.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Rants & Raves
To all the residents of Timber Ridge subdivision: there is a stop sign as you enter onto Copper Basin Road. PLEASE STOP AND LOOK BOTH DIRECTIONS before turning onto Copper Basin. Believe it or not, there are several hundred homes and drivers that exist beyond your neighborhood!
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Column: Evidence says Clinton broke the law
If Hillary Clinton fails in her bid this time it will all be on her.
Friday, November 06, 2015

Column: The knock on the door
With the upswing in attacks on law enforcement officers, fueled by unsubstantiated anti-police rhetoric, and exploited by leftist politicians and some in the press, more and more police families are forced to respond to 'knock on the door'.
Thursday, November 05, 2015

Column: Not all Internet service steady, equal
I saw a recent ad for Centurylink's gigabit Internet service in Phoenix and had to laugh. Gigabit?
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Column: Support your local charities - for free
As we near the end of another year and begin to look forward to 2016, there is one day that always looms large for many of us. Tax Day.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Column: Reasons PUSD needs your vote
I want to take the opportunity to thank the Courier for all of the accurate information that has been posted concerning the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) bond and override election.
Monday, November 02, 2015

Column: Your input is crucial to PUSD
I wanted to take a moment to thank the citizens of Prescott for the incredible support of the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD).
Monday, November 02, 2015

Column: The will
There are a great many folks in the Prescott area thinking about the following topic.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Column: Deep Well Ranch and water use
In her Oct. 5 column about the City's proposed annexation of the Deep Well Ranch, Catherine Sebold, Communications and Public Affairs Manager for the City of Prescott, purported to correct statements in a Sept. 25 column by Leslie Hoy of the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG).
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Column: Equality for all is a work in progress
Last week a five-year veteran of the NYPD, Randolph Holder, was shot and killed while on duty.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Column: GOP hypocrisy when it comes to family leave
In the past week, Paul Ryan, the conservative Republican who was the vice presidential choice by the Romney for President ticket, has become the heir apparent to the Speaker of the House job.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New PV sales tax good for roads, police
During the past several years, Prescott Valley residents have expressed concern about potholes, cracks and edge breakage on our streets.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Column: PUSD can't build trust without transparency
The PUSD school board and administration works hard to be transparent in their finances.
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Column: Transformational organizations
Here in the Prescott area we are fortunate to have some institutions and organizations that are transformational or at the very least have the capability to change our lives for the better.
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Column: School bond/override: Is anyone else questioning this?
I am amazed how many articles are coming out in favor of the PUSD bond and override.
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Column: Get ready for the crime wave
Just like the movie, "The Perfect Storm," 'circumstances' are accumulating for a major increase in crime in our country.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Column: Just how should we approach Middle East crisis?
The whole Syria/U.S./Russia/assorted-other-Mideast-countries thing is a mess, isn't it?
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Column: Citizens Tax Committee weighs on PUSD issues
If you want a real challenge, then just read the PUSD ballot measures for the Bond and Override.
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Column: Why I support the PUSD bond, budget override
For more than three decades I have been a staunch supporter and promoter of traditional district public schools, public charter schools, religious and other private schools and home schools.
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Column: Here is a Republican conundrum
Donald Trump is an astonishing phenomenon, but the significant number of Republicans who support him for president is even more astonishing.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Column: Vote 'No' on question 4 of the PUSD bond
Keep Washington School campus a place of learning and revenue generator for the Prescott Unified School District by voting "No" on Question 4.
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Column: Skip the news and go to a fair
Lately it seems that every issue, whether it be on a national level or a local level, is divisive.
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Column: Taking a moment to turn thoughts toward home
It has been a difficult few months in my household as my 91-year-old father-in-law began his journey to the end of life, but I wanted to share some thoughts about goings on at home and in the area.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Column: Our kids are worth more than 9 cents a day
As the ballots begin to arrive in your mailboxes, I believe it is my role to share the background, the process and the facts in regard to Prescott Unified School District's (PUSD's) request to go to the voters for a bond and override.
Monday, October 12, 2015

Rants & Raves
The four way stop at Liese and Walker Road has to be among the most dangerous in Prescott because drivers do not use turn signals and routinely blow the stop signs - in what also has to be among the busiest intersections in the city.
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Column: Support PUSD bond & override
This column is primarily for all the granddads and grandmoms out there, along with all the other retirees who live in Prescott.
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Column: Ways to fight back if confronted by a gunman
"Do not go gentle into that good night...Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - Dylan Thomas
Thursday, October 08, 2015

Column: No roadside memorial for me, please
If I die in an accident by the side of the road, plllllease don't put up one of those roadside memorials.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Talk of the Town: Setting the record straight on water and Deep Well Ranch
This is to set the record straight regarding the recent Daily Courier column dated Sept. 25, 2015: "Water and the Deep Well Ranch annexation," by Leslie Hoy, media coordinator of the Citizens Water Advocacy Group.
Monday, October 05, 2015

Rants & Raves: Oregon shooting, empty storefronts and more
Yet another mass killing in Oregon this week. Blood is on the hands of the adults who refuse to protect our children. Our mindless unwillingness to get a handle on 300 million guns in America and the senseless subsequent loss of life will be our legacy. Shame on us.
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Column: The Introvert
Some conversations within a marriage you simply don't (or can't) forget.
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Column: Gosar offers very few 'facts' of his own
Rep. Paul Gosar offered good advice to peace activists delivering petitions to his Prescott office on August 26. "Before taking to the streets," Gosar advised, "get all the facts."
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Column: PUSD - One thumb up, one down
Judging from the pages of The Daily Courier, as well as the official voters guide for the November Special Election, the entire local political establishment has come out in support of Prescott Unified School District's current request for more money.
Friday, October 02, 2015

Column: Myths, facts about PUSD bond measure
As an educator for 23 years and a principal in Prescott Unified School District, I have taken the opportunity on my personal time to talk with a number of people about PUSD's upcoming bond and override election.
Friday, October 02, 2015

Column: The lives of ordinary men
This week two news events captured my attention. The first was the visit to the United States by Pope Francis, the "People's Pope."
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Column: Prescott police deserve better than uncertain future
How odd that some people think Prescott police are important to the community - and even want to bake them cookies and say "thank you" to them - but when it comes to providing financial security, all you hear is crickets.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Column: Embracing pacifism is naïve at best
When pacifists act-out - as they did recently at the Yavapai County Courthouse - and argue that peace is "the" answer, I'm hit by several emotions: First, I think such a sentiment to be sort of sweet, and second I wince at how naïve it is.
Monday, September 28, 2015

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