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Archive: 2021

A TRIBUTE TO THE FINEST DAD I EVER MET

Posted on June 15th, 2021

This is from my book, Daddies: An Endangered Species.  It was published back in 1996 and dedicated to my father.  Dad passed away in 2013.  As we approach Father’s Day, 2021, these words I wrote a quarter century ago remain a tribute to him and to all wonderful fathers. 

"HOW YA DOING?" WHY THAT QUESTION TURNED GREETING WILL SAVE CIVILITY

Posted on June 7th, 2021

In these increasingly uncivil times, let's preserve civility by greeting one another, and even strangers, by asking, "How ya doing?" and quickly adding, "Bless your heart!"  

THE SECRET TO A LONG AND HAPPY MARRIAGE

Posted on May 18th, 2021

Some 40 years ago this week I played a very small role in a wedding at the Holly Avenue Methodist Church in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.  I was the groom.  

A VERY SHORT SPEECH ON LAW DAY

Posted on April 28th, 2021

This Saturday, May 1st, is Law Day, the annual day when we Americans should celebrate one of the things that makes America great … the Rule of Law.

I'M NOT A LAWYER'S CLIENT, BUT I PLAY ONE ON TV

Posted on April 19th, 2021

AMERICA IS OBSESSED WITH THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY AND WANTS ITS OWN

Posted on March 21st, 2021

HOW GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY SAVED MEMPHIS' BELOVED OVERTON PARK

Posted on March 3rd, 2021

One Man, One Vote, But No Choice: Gerrymandering is Destroying Democracy

Posted on February 24th, 2021

PEYTON MANNING RETURNS TO BOWL GAMES

Posted on February 9th, 2021

On Sunday night, Tom Brady proved that middle-aged quarterbacks can still lead a team to victory in the Super Bowl.  But Tom Brady is not the only old quarterback who can star in bowl games these days. 

DONALD TRUMP SEARCHES FOR PERRY MASON

Posted on February 3rd, 2021

Next Tuesday, February 9, former President Donald Trump is scheduled to go on trial for impeachment in the United States Senate.  His prospects for an acquittal look excellent. 

IF ONLY THERE HAD BEEN A BRIEF CONCESSION SPEECH

Posted on January 19th, 2021

Some of the greatest political speeches I have ever heard have been concession speeches.