The Maxwell Family

The Maxwell Family
Clockwise: Chip, Pam, Beverly, Laura, Tomas, Oto


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

I recently traveled to Guatemala with my wife and four Guatemala-born children. I developed some thoughts about immigration, wrote 'em up, and submitted them to the Omaha World-Herald as a column. The OWH rejected it. Click below if you want to read it.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Nebraska Football : Reality Check

Stories about the bowl victory over Georgia said Coach Pelini was not willing to resurrect his “Nebraska is back and we’re here to stay!” declaration made after the 2009 bowl victory. Why is Nebraska NOT back after 6 years of a coach making SEC money?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Joy of Capitalism

Yes, my lefty critics, I who have quoted popes on economic policy have read Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), released by Pope Francis in November 2013. It drew attention for its rough treatment of capitalism.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Rape . . . Pregnancy . . . Abortion?

Click here to hear Chip "channel" C.S. Lewis and his Screwtape Letters to address the issue of whether abortion is the answer to pregnancy resulting from rape.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Message to Tea Party (and anyone else with a conscience)

Are you still going to have Congressman Lee Terry as a headliner at Tea Party events? Click below for my take on the debt ceiling deal.

Friday, March 22, 2013

This Needs to Be Examined

The term "excessive force" is used in the label for this video. I will wait on a conclusion until I learn all the facts, but what I see and hear looks terrible.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Don't Analyze It; Just Enjoy It!

Regular KFAB listener and sometime KFAB caller L.A. provided this chuckler produced by a friend of hers. I suppose one could try to make connections between characters and personalities, but why bother? In a campaign that has become heavy and intense with an extra layer of unexpected controversy, let's briefly revel in some silliness.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Alliance Not Involved in Smearing Stothert

The Omaha Alliance for the Private Sector has nothing to do with the recent slams on Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Jean Stothert.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

We're on the one road,
Sharing the one load,
We're on the road to God knows where.
We're on the one road,
It may be the wrong road,
But we're together now who cares?
North men, South men, comrades all,
Dublin, Belfast, Cork, and Donegal.
We're on the one road swinging along,
Singing a soldier's song.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Operative Word Is "Joy"

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum. That's Latin for: I announce to you a great joy. It's how the introduction of a new pope begins. That's what you saw bubbling up in St. Peter's Square: pure joy. The guy on the balcony is as close as we get to God in this life. He's a sinner, but he's our link to Peter and thus to the One who commissioned Peter to lead the church. Viva il Papa.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pardon a Proud Papa

That's our son, Oto, on the right side of the picture, kneeling at the communion rail at the Mass celebrated by the cardinals before they entered the Sistine Chapel for the conclave on Tuesday. The picture was at I need some space space space space space.
We think that's Oto beneath the arrow. Only a mother's radar was able to detect it. The picture was at . .. need space space space space space space.

Oto, wearing a blue jacket and waving an American flag, can be seen at 1:15 and 2:42. The original video from the Vatican Television Center disappeared. This is from YouTube.