Death is not a choice

by Barbara Simpson -- It happened again, just as I was about to sit down and write this column. I heard the news out of Dallas. Jay Douglas Goodman, who was 16, more…

Happy day, mom

by Barbara Simpson -- Does it really surprise you? I mean really? It shouldn't, because we live in a time of the politically correct, a time of diversity, a time of feeling more…

And then the war was over

by Barbara Simpson -- I thought it was over, didn't you? After all, the Americans going to Vietnam now are mostly businessmen looking for another fast way to make a buck and more…

Is he dead yet?

by Barbara Simpson -- Never let it be said that I can't change my mind -- because I think I'm in the midst of doing just that. The issue -- executions. More more…

Hand that ignores the cradle

by Barbara Simpson -- The headlines are about problems with childcare. It all comes from the conclusions of a study of cause and effect, and those study results contain some real shockers. more…

Wish you were here! Not!

by Barbara Simpson -- I can see it now. Aunt Jane and Uncle Joe are in their twilight years and finally are able to take that trip around the world they've been more…

The Arkansas Shadow strikes again

by Barbara Simpson -- We're hog-tied and it's all Bill Clinton's fault. Oh I know, he's out of office; how can it be his fault? I can hear the critics saying "there more…

This apple has a worm

by Barbara Simpson -- The days of the little red schoolhouse and an apple for the teacher are so much a part of the past that most people today wouldn't even know more…

1 beret, 2 berets, 3 berets, 4

by Barbara Simpson -- There is no end to it! I knew the military was being dumbed and watered down. I didn't want to know it. I certainly didn't want to believe more…

Post Office snow job

by Barbara Simpson -- Remember the motto of the United States Post Office -- to the effect that neither snow nor sleet would stop delivery of the mail? I believed it once. more…