Purpose and Politics

Many know I’m not crazy about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. During the campaign season, my mantra was, “I’m afraid it’ll come down to Trump and Clinton.” See kids, nightmares can come true. Just keep believing 😉 Now that we’re past all hope of not electing Trump or Clinton, I pray for Trump and our…

Putting the “Ugh” in Ugly

Sketch by Patrick Murphy Yesterday, Americans elected Donald Trump as their next president.  (Read my pre-election thoughts here).  Today, the news and social media are blowing up with opinions about this election.  (Silly me, I thought it would be over yesterday).  Cyber-space is full of doomsday predictions, verbal attacks, defensiveness, cattiness, and righteous indignation in…

Keeping Thanksgiving–Dennis Patrick

The following is a piece by my father-in-law, Dennis Patrick.  Dennis writes a weekly column called “The Passing Scene,” which appears in the Mountrail County Promoter.  “Keeping Thanksgiving” appeared in the November 23 edition of The Promoter. *** Halloween 2015 is history and it’s time again when kids dress up like Pilgrims, adults over indulge and everyone…

Celebrating “In”-dependence

Sketch by Patrick Murphy With the Fourth of July just past, we have ringing in our ears and independence on our minds. National memory makes independence a chief value for Americans.   Our sense of freedom is rooted in each person’s right to live as they see fit. The classic “American Dream” is to achieve…