December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Opinions

Judging from all their merchandise in stores, this must be the Christmas for Duck Dynasty

I totally avoid doing any Christmas shopping in a Wal-mart, but I was dragged into one recently. Now I didn’t buy anything, but I did quickly find out what’s hot this year: anything, and I mean anything, that has Duck Dynasty on it.  More...

French journalist had a close-up look at Kennedy assassination

The recent musings and opinions regarding the circumstances of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy brought about a motivation to contact an old friend who covered the events in Dallas and has a thorough knowledge of what took place More...

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A LOOK BACK:

As I have mentioned on many occasions ... in investing “looking back” is easy. However, it does help to put current decisions in better perspective.  12/13/2012 ... we looked at Mc- Donald’s at $88 with a dividend of 3.6%. More...

Book Review

How It All Began

I t began when a mugger knocked Charlotte down, stealing her purse. The dreaded broken hip resulted, and after a time in the hospital, Charlotte had no choice but to go home to her daughter and son-inlaw during her recovery. More...

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ALL ABOUT BOOKS – FINE, RARE, & COLLECTIBLE

What does Jesus expect of us

(Preliminary note: Since retiring from the United Methodist ministry I’ve mainly written columns on collecting and investing in rare books since the rare book business is so central to my everyday life. More...

Care of holiday plants

Flowering and foliage plants make welcome gifts. How long they remain attractive may be di- rectly related to the care they are given. Careful handling is also an important factor that may affect these plants.  More...