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John Livingston

Teaching our Children to “Never Give Up”

This has been a big week for me. The Ohio State vs. Michigan game was an absolute bust for Ohio State fans. On Thursday night, I went to my granddaughter’s piano recital at the Dunkley Music Hall in Eagle. My granddaughter Lilly is 11 years old, and she played jingle bells “perfectly”. There were 8 […]

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John Livingston

Skin in the Game

Successful people in any walk of life understand that it is more difficult to deal with success than it is with failure. It has been proven statistically that if a good golfer makes a birdie on a hole, the chance of the next hole being a bogey is increased. Great businessmen know that the moment […]

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John Livingston

Connections

Great people think differently than the average person. It doesn’t matter what line of work they are in. My life has been touched by great men and women who all thought differently. My father, my Quaker grandmother, a coach, a college professor, a Navy Captain, and pilot, all gave me glimpses into their lives and […]

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John Livingston

Toxic Male Training for Football Players

Any resemblance that one finds to real life events is purely coincidental. This is a work of fiction. Coach Manley Mann was the head football coach of the Benewah State University (BSU) Stallions. They were a team known throughout the country for their “blue collar “work ethic. Three- star players, mentored by talented young on […]

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John Livingston News

Time to call out the Bigots

I would like to file a complaint with the Idaho Human Rights Commission against the administration of Boise State University and The State Board of Education. My complaint would be that the single most important diversity program at that institution has been marginalized and harmed over the past two years by the actions of authorities […]

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Keep Your Eye on the Ball

“Keep your eye on the ball” were words my father would say to me many times during his life. When a fork in the road was presented to me academically, professionally, or with a decision about my family, he always wanted me to stay true to my principles and never forget about the end game. […]

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We Pay our Dues in Perpetuity

Today should be one of the happiest days of the year because NFL football begins tonight. I don’t even know who is playing and I won’t watch the game—not just tonight but every game for the rest of the year. The politicization of sport and the capitulation of the “privileged class” of athletes and owners to […]

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The Box

Is there really freedom of conscience and freedom of expression in our country today? Watching as groups identified with BLM and ANTIFA rampaging through our streets, and others who stand with them calling themselves non-violent and both groups invoking freedom of expression while property is destroyed and people are killed, begs asking the question is […]

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Please, No Knee, Mr. Brees

I have become increasingly concerned over the past week about the ritualistic and almost religious nature of the actions of the “Black Lives Matter”(BLM) and ANTIFA movement. CNN showed a video of a white lady being ordered to her knees and coerced into confessing her sin of “white privilege”. Social media has been deluged with […]

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Op-ed: Boys in Bras

With the growing tide of LBGTQ activism and the constant press of an acute minority on the senses of the people, we now face yet another of their many man-made crises. The whole transgender movement [along with the LBGTQ movement] is only a smokescreen, but an effective one at that. Communists in our midst are […]

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Political Football Application vs Appropriation of the Law

James Madison in Federalist 10 defines faction “as a number of people amounting to a majority or minority of the whole who are united by a common passion or emotion that is adverse to the rights of other citizens or to the aggregate interests of the community” There is almost nowhere one goes in these […]

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Louisiana mayor looks to take on Nike and Kaepernick

— Published with Permission of LibertyNation.com — The Nike controversy just got a little more heated as a Louisiana mayor reportedly banned the purchase or use of Nike equipment for recreational activities in the city of Kenner. Mayor Ben Zahn sent a memo to the Parks and Recreation Department Director, Chad Pitfield, detailing his decision. In […]

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