When I watch ’80s and ’90s sci-fi, I’m often amazed at how either overly optimistic or overly pessimistic we were about the future. There’s a “Star Trek: Voyager” episode that predicted we’d build a space platform by 2000. “2001: A Space Odyssey” had us in space stations and moon bases. “Bac…

Field mice like loose houses. Every autumn, they squeeze through the gaps in the plank walls of our farmhouse, which was probably built before the Civil War.

At a time of great National Distress in our country’s history just following the settlement of the Civil War, a clerk in the U.S. Bureau of Agriculture named Oliver Hudson Kelley laid the groundwork for a new fraternal organization to provide a voice from farm families before the government.…

I was resisting writing a column about the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington DC where a group of lie-believing fools and democracy-hating traitors did what the Confederate Traitors and Al-Qaeda couldn’t do: desecrated the Capitol Building.

I think for most of us, 2020 felt like it lasted a decade. But it was still 366 days of a year that, if not for the pandemic and all its ripple effects, it would have been like any other year. Sure, there were natural disasters and murder hornets, but natural disasters happen every year. Tha…

As I get older, I find myself returning to classic music and moves from my past. And this year, I was able to flash back to a Christmas classic. A staple of the holiday, if you will.