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The Miracle of Divine Inspiration

By Ken Walker – Only those who have juggled multiple writing and editing projects on deadline can appreciate the kick in the gut I felt recently when an editor kicked back a devotional I had written. He said it didn’t quite fit theme and he wanted a new version. At the time, I was behind…
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EVs Driving us into Madness

Buoyed by presidential support and the Inflation Reduction Act, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) reportedly rose last year, only to encounter a brutish dash of reality come 2024. As I watch the cascading headlines of recent months that portend a slowly gathering transportation (and economic) disaster, I wonder if there is a way to reverse…
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Baseball Can Still be Fun

Despite rather chilly (50 degrees) temperatures suited more to football, on Mar. 1 Marshall University christened its new baseball stadium. The long-awaited development brought an end to 50 years of broken promises. As local newspaper columnist Chuck Landon wrote later, “I never thought it would be built. Never ever. Not going to happen. No chance.…
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Who’s Minding the Cyberspace Store?

No sooner had I blogged in late January about the problem of deepfakes than headlines erupted about singer Taylor Swift being victimized by users of Artificial Intelligence. The outrage from fans over the depiction of her in a pornographic production got it quickly pulled from X (forever to be known as “the site formerly called…
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Easter Produces Life-Changing Results

While the 2024 Super Bowl is old news, I can’t help contrasting the pizzaz and excitement focused on Las Vegas last month compared to this coming weekend’s  celebration of Easter. Let’s start with the hype driven by Travis Kelce’s courtship of megawatt singer Taylor Swift, which led to record viewership of the game. The 123.4…
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Time (Again) For a Change on Our Clock

After gutting it out last year during the changing of the clock—the dreaded springing forward practice that should have died long before VCRs did—I decided to skip my annual grumbling about the insanity of Daylight Savings Time (DST). It isn’t the longer daylight hours that upset me, but the inane practice of observing it two-thirds…
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Women’s Basketball Brings New Excitement

While by now Caitlyn Clark is a household name in many parts of America, I had never heard of her until this year. But setting a new NCAA all-time scoring record for women’s basketball and then breaking Pistol Pete Maravich’s mark brought a new awareness to everyone. So did sell-out crowds for her Iowa Hawkeyes…
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The Value of Meeting Candidates

With the recent hubbub over the presidential primaries fading into resignation over the choices it appears we will face on the November ballot, it’s easy to feel like a disenfranchised voter. For me, it happens every presidential election year. By the time our state’s primary rolls around in mid-May, there is only one candidate on…
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Don’t Desert Ukraine in this Hour

Time flies by so quickly these days that it’s hard to believe that last Saturday marked the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s not exactly the kind of event that calls for celebration. I may have been more attuned to the Feb. 24 occasion than others because of growing up with an ever-present…
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Living Among Ordinary Angels

For the first time in a year, this weekend my wife and I will be back in a movie theater to see the new release, Ordinary Angels. Just as Kelsey Grammar lent star power to the last theatrical release we saw, Jesus Revolution, Hilary Swank plays the lead role. And, like Jesus Revolution, this film…
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Newspapers’ Demise is Bad News

Since the news appeared during the recent holiday season, many people may have missed the story about the demise of U.S. newspapers. A report in Axios said the decline accelerated so rapidly last year that by the end of 2024 the nation will have lost a third of the newspapers it had in 2005. Originally,…
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