I have never really gotten jokes, I miss the punch line or I don’t understand what is so funny. I am lost in current pop culture, I suspect I was born with an old soul. But I do love a good comedy, strive to have a belly-laugh every day, look for the positive in each situation.

It hasn’t been in the news much, but former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, now in a tight Republican primary to win back his old Alabama Senate seat, has been talking a lot about his time in the Justice Department and the issue that made him a persona non grata in Trumpworld: his March 2017…

The Michael Flynn case will soon be over. It began on Jan. 24, 2017, just four days into the Trump administration, when two FBI agents went to the White House to interview Flynn, then the brand-new national security adviser. Ignoring protocol, they questioned him about a phone call he had a …

The past few week’s Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Less Traveled,” has been on my mind. A favorite of mine, I love to read the lines and ponder the choices I have made and the opportunities I have missed. Not afraid to blaze a trail, I have often chosen the road less traveled and built a lif…

End of life planning is a difficult subject to broach when the world hasn’t been turned upside down. In the middle of a global pandemic, despite it being more relative than ever, and seems even harder to think about. One thing that people often fail to consider when they do begin this planning is their digital legacy. 

As I was driving home from my office and listening to talk radio, the host kept talking about how if everyone took 50 milligrams of zinc each day we could wipe out COVID-19.

Many leadership quotes are attributed to the older people around us and we conclude somehow their thoughts and expression are more relevant. George Patton, Plato, Socrates, Sun-Tzu, Martin Luther and Thomas Jefferson come to mind. But there are many which are just awfully good, relevant, and…

Our twins sat quietly on the sofa for a long time after we got home. “Daddy,” one of them finally asked, “do tornadoes have bones?”

Our period of shelter in place is coming to an end, for some it has ended. Reentering the community, businesses reopening, friends gathering together and life returning to normal is upon us. Each day brings us closer and closer to what we have missed and craved.

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Email scams have been around forever. Anyone with an email address has been contacted by the son of a deposed Nigerian king or a dying woman in Germany who is gifting her vast fortune to strangers on the internet. Most of us have learned to avoid such scams. Although according to a report from CNBC, Nigerian Prince scams still manage to bring in over $700,000 a year from unsuspecting internet users.

The Scottish historian, satirist, essayist, philosopher, translator, and poet during the Victorian era called economics “the desired science”, wrote articles for encyclopedias and became a controversial social commentator. The poem became a hymn and a reminder that every day is a new one, an…

It is interesting that, with all the advancements today in weaponry and defense, the thing that kills the most people is natural and too small to see with the naked eye. When we put so much emphasis on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, a virus that we should have prepared for is the…

Do you ever start to tell a story and, halfway through, realize everyone is staring at you glassy-eyed and bored out of their skulls?

Watching those rent-a-mob bands of bearded he-men swaggering around state capitols with their Confederate flags and symbolic AR-15s — what were they going to shoot at, after all? — reminded me of a scene in the old Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall movie “Key Largo.”

One of football’s greatest legends, Packer head coach and former Army assistant coach Vince Lombardi, died now nearly 50 years, aside from personally winning, became and has remained esteemed for his views on how important is the virtue of hard work, and simply winning.

As the days get longer, the sun brighter and the temperatures rise I find myself becoming more and more restless. I struggle concentrating on work and tasks. My spirit is listless, nothing is enough, yet I have no clue what I want. I appear to have a very large case of Spring Fever.

America’s colleges are rife with corruption. The financial squeeze resulting from COVID-19 offers opportunities for a bit of remediation. Let’s first let’s examine what might be the root of academic corruption, suggested by the title of a recent study, “Academic Grievance Studies and the Cor…

Possibly you recall the “information superhighway.” As The New York Times explained way back in 1993, “one of the technologies Vice President Al Gore is pushing is the information superhighway, which will link everyone at home or office to everything else — movies and television shows, shopp…

Today is the first day of April and in years past a day filled with practical jokes and laughter. Currently, we need laughter more than ever. As the old adage says, March came in like a lion, but it left more like a pride of lions than a lamb. Many of us are still trying to wrap our heads ar…

Of course the issues were different. The country was different, its role in the world was different. The means of communication were different, the methods of transportation were different. The roles of the sexes were different, racial attitudes were different. Even the diversions were diffe…

San Francisco and six Bay Area counties, with a combined population of nearly 7 million, are under “shelter-in-place” orders directing everyone to basically stay inside their homes for the next three weeks in hopes of suppressing the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the region.

March Madness has officially begun for the Hime household. Winter sports are coming to an end, several of our schools are making their way to State and spring sports are getting underway. In addition to all that, we are now adding an official move to Lawton into the mix.

LAWTON, OK — I’m not what you’d consider to be an early bird. I tend to mosey my way to get-togethers and I love sleeping in.

LAWTON, OK — The need for change can be felt all around our community, people in every corner are eager for growth, development and something new.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The primary in this battleground state that has provided a vital margin in two of the five elections this century is a little more than a week away, and already voters here are confronting a new political reality.

Yes, Democrats are divided over Bernie Sanders’ revolution versus Joe Biden’s restoration of status quo Obama. Yes, they are divided over what that means in terms of policy, like Sanders’ Medicare for All versus Biden’s tweaked Obamacare.

A few days ago, Cameron University welcomed hundreds of our alumni back to campus for homecoming. A highlight of that event was our annual banquet, during which we recognized three of our graduates as distinguished alumni.

There was a news story in the paper many years ago about a man who, after an argument with his girlfriend, took her south of town, assaulted her and loaded her into the trunk of the car. Then he drove back to town to a fast food place where she escaped from the trunk and called police.

WASHINGTON — “Like grave robbers opening King Tut’s tomb, Congress can’t wait to get its hands on America’s retirement account assets,” the Wall Street Journal warned taxpayers last year.

The average age of a soldier is 19 years. He is a short-haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances, is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, but old enough to die in combat.

LAWTON, OK — Poems remind columnist Mary McClure of her husband's love for her.

LAWTON, OK — Columnist Lee Baxter shares some of his favorite restaurants in Oklahoma City.

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