Is Everything ‘Free’ a Success?

Oct 17, 2016
Some years back, we had a yard sale. I put all the sundry flotsam and jetsam out front, as people normally do, and waited for the eager customers to come flocking by. Alas, “flocking” did not prove to be the… more

Here’s to a Healthy New Year

Sep 16, 2016
An interesting but rarely discussed tradition among my siblings is the celebration of our 59th birthdays. My father, regrettably, passed away when he was 58 as a result of metastatic melanoma cancer. His father was tragically killed in a car… more

After Schlitterbahn, a Rush to Regulate

Sep 16, 2016
     Capitalizing on personal and community tragedy, the forces of ever-bigger government disregard facts—as well as decency.     On Sunday, Aug. 7, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab died tragically while descending the 168-foot Verruckt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park… more

Editor’s Note: The Fraud Culture

Jun 23, 2016
Identity theft is a growing problem in the U.S. and in the global economy. But what are we prepared to do about it? Somewhere in Michigan is an opportunist who has identified a means of generating capital, perhaps to operate… more

Between the Lines

Jun 23, 2016
So Why All The Hysteria About Kansas Schools?If you set aside the emotional issues that underpin the debate, the numbers and facts completely reframe the discussion.OK, let’s start this essay with a quiz: Who makes more, the departing superintendent of… more