Columns

The Association of Mature American Citizens is actively encouraging Congress to act on Social Security in a timely and comprehensive manner.

Recently on cable news a little boy appeared to execute two men in Syria. Beside him a thug chants something that is probably related to the Muslim religion.  Days before this, men arrogantly stood in the streets in Paris France shouting Islamic religious rhetoric.

My wife and I were walking an Appalachian path a few months back when a poisonous copperhead snake struck at my wife. The snake was big. My wife was carrying pepper spray and amazingly with one quick move sprayed that deadly serpent. The snake was stunned as we lunged forward to safety. We were so very lucky. Either one of us could have died or lost a limb if that poisonous serpent had been successful. Journalists and cartoonists in a French newsroom were not so lucky this week. They were totally caught off guard by striking terrorists that ended their unsuspecting lives.

President Obama has declared that what has been called the longest war in U.S. history, the conflict in Afghanistan, is over.  More than 2,200 American service men and women were killed there in 13 years of conflict.  Their sacrifice should never be forgotten, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

2015 will be over almost quicker than you can say Happy New Year! Just look how fast 2014 sped by us all. Time rarely feels as if it's standing still unless we are waiting on something to happen. Time only drags when we need something to happen like a cure for a disease, a job to open or a relative to come home from the Middle East. When time drags we make the mistake of wishing it away.