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Gobble, Gobble — Wobble, Wobble— Happy Thanksgiving!

November 15, 2019

Steve Patterson

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow…” –The Doxology    There is something very special in the air. It’s an... (Read more)

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Steve Patterson: “Lest We Forget”

October 29, 2019

Steve Patterson

“and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free“ John 8:32″   Twelve years ago this... (Read more)

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“A Republic, if we can keep it.” –Steve Patterson

October 17, 2019

Steve Patterson

  Once upon a time there was an idea. It was a grand idea. An idea admired and emulated the... (Read more)

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Steve Patterson: How to break bird dogs of killing chickens, and good folks of voting Republican!

October 6, 2019

Steve Patterson

(Author’s note: I wish I could say no chickens were harmed in the writing of this essay, but that would... (Read more)

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Steve Patterson: Hanging out with some very old Jews

September 25, 2019

Steve Patterson

I have been spending a lot of time with friends lately, a motley crew of old Jews. Not high school... (Read more)

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Steve Patterson: The Evil in us all

September 13, 2019

Steve Patterson

Have you seen Evil lately? Do you know where it lives? How big it is? Is it educated or illiterate,... (Read more)

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Steve Patterson: Sundays on Grandma’s porch

August 9, 2019

Steve Patterson

With a nod to William Faulkner and O. Henry, guest author Steve Patterson recalls poignant lessons learned on Grandma’s porch.... (Read more)

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Steve Patterson: “Who’d a thunk it?”

August 2, 2019

Steve Patterson

    Back in the day, when someone stated the obvious, a frequent response was “who’d a thought it” or,... (Read more)

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Steve Patterson: Truth and setting the record straight

July 18, 2019


Truth is elusive. Truth is increasingly rare and, therefore, extremely valuable. Truth is scarce and never simple. It is not... (Read more)

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Steve Patterson: Soul-stirring voices in the Delta

July 2, 2019

Steve Patterson

I had heard that “still small voice” many times before. It wasn’t a loud voice; in fact it wasn’t even... (Read more)

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Steve Patterson: “Baloney is not cheap!”

June 13, 2019


  Alabama’s Governor George C. Wallace once appeared on a Sunday talk show during his heyday as a demagogic segregationist.... (Read more)

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Steve Patterson on Senator Fritz Hollings: The last of the Mohicans

April 11, 2019

Steve Patterson

  The roar of the last of the old Southern Democrat lions of the United States Senate has been silenced.... (Read more)

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