I have been writing weekly op-ed columns for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since May 2000. My column is published each Friday on the Voices page. Before that I wrote a column for Arkansas Business, the statewide weekly business news publication. I began as a columnist for The Walnut Ridge Times-Dispatch. My topics range from the political to the social, encompassing pertinent issues such as education and crime and healthcare legislation, and exploring other interesting things like aptonyms and history.