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Hollywood is like a[n] excruciatingly unimaginative boyfriend that keeps bringing you to the same restaurant over and over again because you once said you liked the bread there.” – Fonda Lee                                                                             

Over Congress’ October work period, I spent a very productive two weeks in Missouri’s Third District meeting with constituents. From home builders to medical technology professionals to families continuing to struggle with the effects of the devastating flooding over the summer, I met with a…

Here’s something I have definitely never said in any of these columns before: I like soccer.

Sometimes things happen that we hate to even acknowledge. Those accidents that forever change lives. When I heard about it, I literally cried, because I couldn’t even come close to imagining the pain it brought. That being said, I had to hit the pause button in my life this week. I stopped t…

It’s Sunday afternoon. All is right with the world. The air is autumn-crisp, the sky is crowded with fluffy clouds and the birds are singing. But that’s MY world. In the kitchen, a strange and scurried existence is eating up the afternoon. That would be my hubby’s life. All is NOT RIGHT with…

On November 30, 2018, President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, commonly called the USMCA. The trilateral agreement was designed to replace the 25-year-old NAFTA with a modern trade deal that …

When we struggle to do something hard, it helps to have an example to follow. 

The season finally seems to be turning, the weather cooling down, the days getting shorter and I couldn’t be happier.

I’m not much of a gambler. And I hate waiting in line at QuikTrip while customers slap down bills for tickets that seldom pay off. 

“The government both in the executive and the legislative branches must carry out in good faith the platforms upon which the party was entrusted with power. But the government is that of the whole people; the party is the instrument through which policies are determined and men chosen to bri…

Cancel culture is just garbage. It finally hit its zenith last week, when people decided a few bad tweets were more important than donating millions of dollars to sick children. 

I don’t know, and will never know how airplanes work. I am sure that I could watch some five-minute Youtube video called “How Airplanes Work for Dummies,” or something like that but, to be completely honest, I do perfectly fine not knowing how they work.

Has it been busy or what?

It’s Homecoming week for Troy Buchanan High School and the Lincoln County R-III School District. To me, and to many, Homecoming represents school spirit, hometown pride, and tradition. 

Every morning before high school, a collective expletive could be heard in the air above my small hometown in the 50s and early 60s, as girls twisted and shouted themselves into their nylons.

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitutio…

Everybody does this: You know something, some situation or topic so well that when you are explaining it to someone else, you leave gaps in your explanation.

I like to go on runs a couple times a week. Let me rephrase that: I go on runs a couple times a week.

Step outside on a late September afternoon and you hear the sounds of a million voices singing about life. It is at once raucous and soothing; rhythmic and staccato. Close your eyes and feel the electricity that surges through the air in a music as primal as any noise on earth.

This week, our nation honored the 2,977 people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.