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Wallace Alcorn, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Alcorn

Goodbye after 36 years

Alcorn retiring as Herald columnist after 1,100 articles Jimmy Carter had recently become president, and the Austin Daily Herald published my personal description of and ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, June 3, 2013 10:23 am

Columnists

Alcorn: Sexual attitude of Victorians is misunderstood

Listening to “moderns,” as of course I do, one would think the term “mid-Victorian” identifies the most impractical, unhealthy, oppressive, and outright hypocritical attitude toward ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, May 27, 2013 10:45 am

FEATURE SPOT -- COLUMN

Alcorn: Enjoy the teenagers at businesses

I miss the teenage kids. I miss them from retail businesses each fall when they return to school, and they excite me when they return ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, May 20, 2013 10:23 am

Austin

Alcorn: Read what’s written, not others’ opinions

A great number of readers of the Internet are more influenced — and negatively — by uncivil “reader comments” posts that emotionally attack reports of ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, May 13, 2013 10:52 am

Columnists

Carnations, pansies on Mothers Day

I learned the meaning of Mothers Day the way my father taught most of what I learned from him. Not by lecture, but he demonstrated ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, May 6, 2013 11:02 am

Columnists

Being religious to become spiritual

Some friends think of and present themselves as religious, while others consider themselves to be anything but religious — and they would like everyone to ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, April 29, 2013 10:28 am

Archive

Sin forgiven, not indulged

The “favorite Bible verse” of those who do not believe the Bible, I have come to recognize, is the incident usually labeled “the woman taken ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, April 22, 2013 10:51 am

conservatives

Conservatives conserve their values

They asked me to talk to them about “conservative values.” Theirs was a study group in a church that presents itself, with reasonable accuracy, as ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, April 15, 2013 10:34 am

Austin

Clergy not ranked high

Clergy rank not especially well on a recent Gallup survey on the honesty and ethics of several categories of professionals. Clergy need to be especially ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, April 8, 2013 10:01 am

children

Parents surviving teen years

Many parents complain teenagers just don’t listen. This is true — they don’t. But they do watch. The trouble they get into is due not ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, April 1, 2013 10:30 am

conflict

The solution in Palestine is …

To the “Palestinian-Israeli conflict” I find no simple answer or easy solution. Indeed, I wonder if there will ever be any solution. Even the term ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, March 25, 2013 10:51 am

catholics

Praying for the Pope

When the white smoke appeared, thousands of eager faithful below cheered. They turned to prayer for the new pope, and were promptly joined by millions ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, March 18, 2013 10:27 am

Columnists

Lincoln used the Bible

Abraham Lincoln was never a church member or expressed whatever theology he might have entertained in any systematic manner. His language, especially in private, was ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 8:09 am

Archive

Before hot issues cool …

Some people, no doubt, feel reading my opinions and thoughts here each Monday is quite enough. Others seem to say, always anonymously, they don’t want ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, March 4, 2013 10:38 am

Columnists

Opinion: Decision to allow gays in scouts up to BSA

The Boy Scouts must be allowed to decide for itself whether to disallow gays or include them. Gay activists and advocates should not force BSA ... Read more

by Wallace Alcorn, Monday, February 25, 2013 10:37 am

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