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I'm Christian, married and have 2 children. I am a native Texan and grew up in a small rural community near the Mexican border. My relatives have served in every major American military engagement since the Revolutionary War. I hold degrees in History and Literature.

Why You Should Care About Local Politics

We are all talking about 2014 being a big year for the conservative revival taking place in this country. This year, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to become more [...]

Jan 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Power of Humility

Sports inspire passion, and in doing so, they can also teach great lessons. There is something very special about watching the best of the best compete. Something ineffable [...]

Dec 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

A Lesson in Humility

This Tuesday will mark 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln, ill with smallpox and suffering a fever, delivered the Gettysburg Address where four and a half months [...]

Nov 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

What is Poverty?

Does it mean to go without food, shelter, or clothing? Does it mean no iPhone, Escalade, or Prada shoes? We are definitely accustomed to comfort. When we need water, we turn [...]

Nov 15, 2013 // 2 Comments


Seventy five years ago today in Austria, at least 91 Jews were killed on the Night of Broken Glass. More than 30,000 were arrested and taken to concentration camps. Jewish [...]

Nov 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Why Do We Wear The Poppy?

The tradition began with a poem written in 1915 by Canadian doctor and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. McCrae grew up writing poetry and some of his works were published by [...]

Nov 9, 2013 // 3 Comments

The Good Shepherd

Compassion. Strength. Valor. Those are a few of the words this iconic image brings to mind. The photo was taken early in the Korean War in 1950. Sadly, the name of the [...]

Nov 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

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