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Do you remember the Looney Tunes cartoons? Are you old enough to remember waiting for Saturday morning so that you could sit in front of the console television that was as big as your refrigerator … more
In the past when Americans were planning their vacations, their top destinations were always beaches and big cities. For the first time in decades, that’s changing. Now, the American people want to … more
Examples of accelerating scientific progress abound in human history. Mendel’s experiments with plants demonstrated inheritance in the mid-1800s. Over the next 100 years, researchers across the … more
When we have guests coming over, I always try to make something special for them. This weekend we had a guest who specifically asked me to make potato salad. I’ve never made potato salad, but I … more
Nancy Sinatra boldly proclaimed the purpose of her boots in her song back in 1966, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin.’” A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stated that when you see someone putting … more
But, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 10:17 Is the United States of America exceptional? Is such a statement quantifiably true? Does empirical evidence support such a … more
One of the main reasons why we study history is to learn from both our triumphs and our mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are painful to admit, but we study them nonetheless so that we can ensure … more
We finally got some measurable and much-needed rain Saturday. With the extremely dry conditions we’ve been having, I think it was appreciated by everyone. I know it was impossible for me to … more
An unusual silence hovered over us as we sat at the supper table that night in early May. A warm breeze drifted into the kitchen window, a reminder of the heat of the past week. Heat and wind that … more
Water is an essential gift from God. Did you know that there is the exact same amount of water on the earth today as there was when God created it? This summer has reminded us of the tremendous … more
America’s meat supply is a matter of national security. If we don’t control our own food supply, then we don’t control our own destiny. South Dakota feeds the world, and we do it better than … more
With the recent rain and hopefully more on the way, gardens will be taking off soon. I know my garden is full of blossoms and the start of some vegetables, but I haven’t gotten anything out of it … more
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the … more
I have a mean rooster. From the Nooks and Crannies of my mind hatches a memory of the summer I lived in fear, fear of a rooster. It all began one evening when Mom sent me to the barn to look for … more
On July 4, 1776, our Founding Fathers signed a transformational document full of beautiful principles that would come to define our great nation. “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” Thomas … more
For most of us, seeing the doctor means making a trip to the local clinic to see our primary care physician in person, but an increasing number of patients are seeing their doctor remotely by … more
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