Friendly neighborhoods are a thing of the past as result of changes in circumstance, people
People who spread uninformed opinions are detrimental to harmony in society.
Those who live in cyberspace have a shell of an existence.
The free flow of information is important in a democratic society but it seems that Americans are doing harm to themselves by listening to material that might be questionable or false.
Those corrupted by a love of money are ruining our society.
Citizens who focus on gun control, abortion rights and homosexual unions are no longer concerned about public school education, health care for children and providing shelter for the homeless.
Rising obesity in Missouri calls for heightened action in parenting, food-related businesses and each person's health-conscious decisions.
This Independence Day, we should be grateful for our military, while looking for ways to better serve our country and those who served before us.
The Fourth of July and Halloween would be much more enjoyable if parents would take care of their children.
Instead of letting every little detail of your life out for public consumption, try practicing restraint.
Schools closing down in Kansas City should serve as a wake-up call to parents that they need to be parents, not friends to their children.
We all need someone in our lives to help us make good decisions.
The news networks need to worry less about entertainment and more about giving viewers the straight facts.
One would think that with all the problems affecting the world today, people would find better things to do than stir up trouble and hurt others' feelings. But maintaining peace and solving problems in a unified way just isn't a priority for some people.
Here are a few lessons learned from a lifetime of attending weddings, anniversaries, graduations and bridal showers.
The dumbing down of America has been happening for decades and that teachers cannot be expected to clean up the mess by themselves.
Grandparents have been forced to sit on the sidelines too long watching their children and grandchildren make mistakes without understanding why. The recession has clarified the failures of modern parenting.
On April 15, a U.S. district court judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. I believe the right to pray or not to pray is a personal choice and there should be a clear cut separation of church and state-with no exceptions.
As parents put more emphasis on personal privilege over community, the government is being left responsible for raising their children.
Throughout the world, Americans send messages of bigotry and hatred. Not only does it hurt our global image, it divides and ruins us as a nation.