Goodbye, Granddad

Goodbye, Granddad

Herbert Maxwell Sheffield, my grandfather, passed away last week from complications related to COVID-19. He was the greatest man I have ever known. Granddad was a child of the Depression. Born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1926, Herb and his four siblings were shuffled...
Permission to Hope

Permission to Hope

The global pandemic is far from over, but a flicker of light illuminates hope. As a dark winter settles over the United States, COVID-19 rages. Confirmed cases and deaths rise at alarming rates. Communities are shutting back down to combat the spreading virus....
Trumpism Must Leave; Hope Must Enter

Trumpism Must Leave; Hope Must Enter

President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump last week to become the 46th president of the United States. Even though the current president remains defiant, refusing to concede the election based on debunked claims of voter fraud, the stark reality is...
America, We Still Do Not Know

America, We Still Do Not Know

We still do not have a clear answer to the question, “America, who are we?” At the time of this writing, I do not know the winner of the presidential election or the final outcome regarding control of the U.S. Congress. For the purpose of this column, it...
America, Who Are We?

America, Who Are We?

As the United States determines its next president, another decision will be rendered. Voters will reveal who they are and who they want to be when they elect the future leader of the nation. President Abraham Lincoln once quipped, “Elections belong to the people....