The Best Hour of the Week

By Joe Rector This coronavirus has kicked us for half a year, and most folks are losing patience with it and the restraints that it demands of us. Some people handle things better than the rest of us. I feel for young people the most. They’ve lost graduations, birthday parties, and sports. We who are […]

Three simple solutions

By Joe Rector The fuel to many problems right now is anger. It is the stuff that stokes the flames of unrest. I don’t blame folks for being furious for the mistreatment of individuals in the hands of some police officers. They have grievances that need to be aired. Right now, however, the temperatures of […]

The blame can be shared

By Joe Rector Enough! It’s that simple. This country already has plenty of problems without piling on more and more. Now, this might not make anyone happy, but the truth is that all sides share some of the blame for the mess we are in. It is also true that the extremes on the left […]

Roll Around Heaven All Day

By Joe Rector Am I the only one, or do most folks who reach senior citizenship at some point begin to wonder about what lies beyond this life? Well, I have been thinking about it, even though, thankfully, I am in good health at this point in time. I do believe that life does exist […]

Is this America?

By Joe Rector I thought that if we ever got past the coronavirus pandemic that the world would settle down. How wrong did that assumption turn out? I’ll ask you straight: Is this country strong enough to survive the constant problems that arise almost daily? States have opened slowly, even though health officials warn us […]

Feeling Old, Thinking Young

By Joe Rector This past week I celebrated another birthday with my twin brother. Without stating how old I am, let’s just say that if the coronavirus cooperates, my high school class will celebrate its graduation from 50 years ago. I’m not ashamed of my age, but I don’t want to be one of those […]

What are we willing to give up?

By Joe Rector The country is slowly beginning to open. I’m not so sure doing so is safe, but pressure from folks who own businesses and others who are just tired of being stuck at home are behind the move. I do understand that people want to go back to work, they want to return […]

Only thing we can’t catch is a break

By Joe Rector How’s it going? Are you at wit’s end? Have you had enough family time? Is teaching your children going well? I know the answer to most of these questions but thought I’d spark emotions just a bit. I saw an article the other day that talked about us Baby Boomers. It said […]

Young and stupid

By Joe Rector As soon as Joe South began singing “Games People Play” on my Sirius radio, I flashed back to 1969-1970. I was driving home in the snow after a work shift at Burger King. I hit the top of Andes Road and prayed my old ‘54 Chevy wouldn’t slide in the ditch. That […]

Mommy to Mother

By Joe Rector I admit that I’m in awe of those females with children. I am always amazed to think that they carry new lives for nine months and then go through the pain to deliver those lives into the world. Many go through the process again, even knowing what lies ahead. Maybe that’s why […]

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