Author Archives: Editor


New Submission Rules

by the Editor7/26/16

New submission rules for this site: More »

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Writings Published in Wall Street Journal 1971–1979

by Ramona Demery7/12/16

These verse samples were published in Pepper. . . and Salt in the Wall Street Journal from 1971 through late 1979. Many were also published in the Saturday Evening Post, Arizona Highways and other magazines and newspapers. More »

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My Savior

by Ramona Demery7/6/16

He is bread,
Filling the void in my innermost being,
Easing the emptiness of that other hunger. More »

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Fixing the Hole in the Boat

HoleInBoatA StubbornThings Symposium1/26/16
Latest: Patching the Leaks by Timothy Lane  •  Introduction  •  This symposium (open to one and all…just send in your thoughtful contributions) is about what it will take to fix what the Left has broken. And that’s making the very large assumption that fixing is still possible. More »

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Mr. Kung Interview

InterviewA StubbornThings Interview by The Editor1/22/16
We take a moment out of our daily Trumpmania to ask a few questions of one of StubbornThing‘s more erudite members. Mr. Kung has traveled widely outside the United States, particularly in Asia, and has not only a respect for many aspects of Asian cultures but such experience has given him insights into our own. More »

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There Are Some Who Call Him Tim

InterviewA StubbornThings Interview by The Editor1/22/16
Your trusted Editor interviews StubbornThing‘s unofficial official librarian and statistician. Timothy (some call him “Tim”) has an encyclopedic memory of books. If the Library of Congress ever burns down, he could be another Thomas Jefferson and lend his collection to get a Federal one started. More »

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The State of Education: A Q&A with Bruce Price

BookEducationA StubbornThings Interview1/19/16
Bruce has been kind enough to share some of his thoughts on the state of education in this country. Read ahead. You will find very little whistling past the graveyard. Bruce seems to understand the enormity of what we are up against. — The Editor More »

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium11/29/15
Latest: Let’s Chew the Fat About Sloth by Anonymous  •  Introduction  •  I don’t really feel like writing a lengthy introduction. That’s too much damn work. So let’s get right to the essays…if anyone really has the energy to write them. I, for one, would rather just sit here and vegetate. If you send one in, I’ll put it up…if I feel like it. More »

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Stories of Christmas 2015

ChristmasStoriesA StubbornThings SymposiumDecember 2015
Latest: Throwing a Fit for the Holidays by Kung Fu Zu  •  Last year’s winning entry (or phrase) was Rosalys’ “…a real, genuine fake tree.” The most heart-warming (in a Little Rita Faye sort of way) was Pat’s story of his wife finding the long-lost song More »

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This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!

OWUlogoDr. Everett Piper, President12/7/15
Oklahoma Wesleyan University  •  This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. More »

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium11/27/15
Introduction  •  If you ask liberals the cause of poverty, disease, crime, or war, they’ll answer, “Society,” ignoring the fact that society is made up of troubled individuals. If, however, you ask conservatives, especially a Christian conservative More »

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Happy Birthday, Patricia

by The Editor11/13/15

I hope I look this good when I turn 50. Wait…that’s already happened. But you know what I mean. More »

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