Lad was a beautiful animal.
Tom did something shocking the other day. He came home from the store with a few things I’d asked him to pick up before the forecasted snow began. As I unloaded the shopping bags, I stopped short. I picked up one of the packages, turned it around in my hands in disbelief and then held it up …
The NBA trade deadline passed last Thursday. Initially, it looked to be drab, save for a four-team deal the day before that centered on Clint Capela and Robert Covington. More action blossomed eventually and saw a few All-Stars change addresses.
We had another week of ice and snow, which gave the Conway School kids a two-day break. But I hear there may be more rain and snow on the way — just so it doesn’t snow twenty-four inches, like it did one month in February. Don’t know the year that happened.
Legislative activity kicked into high gear at the Capitol last week as we began debating bills on the Senate floor. The first bill the Senate perfected this year was my Senate Bill 528. This measure says any money left over in the education budget after all Foundation Formula spending has be…
There’s a framed saying at the top of our stairway that we see each time we reach the top step. In typewriter font, it reads “Wake up. Work hard. Have fun. Be kind. Repeat.”
I'm not typically at a loss for words. Words are how I express myself. They give me freedom from the thoughts in my brain. They help me reach others. They allow me to be my most true self.
About eight years ago, I wrote a column about how I almost never turn on the radio in the car anymore. Except for listening to the occasional podcast, I like it best when the car is quiet. The low hum of the road gives me time to think.
The Voter ID law approved by the General Assembly and then by 63% of Missourians in 2016 has been struck down by the Missouri Supreme Court. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said the law was “eviscerated” by the court’s decision despite the fact opponents have failed to bring forth a…
The House and Senate convened for a special joint session on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to receive the governor's annual State of the State Address. Lawmakers gathered in the House Chamber to listen to Governor Parson share his priorities for the 2020 session.