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My wife has a pet peeve

In my family, I’m the “dog person.”


No easy answer to abortion question

Last week, I upset some readers by suggesting a compromise over gun rights.


It’s time to compromise, dadgummit!

‘Do you understand that by accepting traffic school, you waive your right to appeal?” asked the balding judge.


Transition from surviving to thriving

Last Sunday, my wife noticed me setting our alarm for an early wake-up. She groaned in protest.


Obvious question leads to difficult answer

Has someone ever surprised you by asking an obviously simple question with what seems to be an obvious answer? Well, it happened...


The one representing the many

During Memorial Day, as we count the heroes lost to war, I try to remember one face that represents the many. One face I remember...


Too fishy to be true

When it comes to macadamia nuts, I’m a lot like Dr. Seuss’s Sam-I-Am after his aversion-to-conversion experience...


The truth about lying

In this mud-slinging election, candidates from both sides accuse their opponents of being “pathological liars.”


Chaplain Norris careens out of his lane

Occasionally, I use this column to comment on current events. Many readers react favorably, but a few accuse me of careening out...


Purpose lost or purpose found?

Does everything happen for a purpose? Or is God able to give us a purpose in spite of the mess we get ourselves into?

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