Author Archives: John David Powell

About John David Powell

John David Powell - Gone To Texas is on extended hiatus as a daily blogcast from ShadeyHill Ranch carried exclusively on Blog Talk Radio at www.blogtalkradio.com/johndavidpowell. We featured discussion of events in Texas and the world.

Making memories beyond confinement

One can safely say the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated coronavirus confinement have created a wealth of stories for billions of individuals around the world. Some will choose to remember these times while others will choose to forget.   My … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Chimayo

Milagro.  For some the Spanish word conjures up images of bean-field wars. Frijoles were not on my list of things to experience during my pilgrim­age to El Santuario de Chimayo where, it is said, the earth contains great medical powers.  … Continue reading

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The symbolism of Notre Dame and why it touched us all

April 16, 2019 – It may not be an exaggeration to say millions of people around the world awoke this morning with the same thought: What survived the fire at Notre Dame? Many of us went to bed knowing the … Continue reading

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Time to put Trump in time out

Coronavirus media coverage is resurrecting debates among journalists, politicians, and regular folks over the definition of news. At the center of these discussions are the daily White House/Trump coronavirus news events. These are news “events” and not news conferences or … Continue reading

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Today’s journalism harms us all by feeding the frenzy

It is fair to say that our country is tired. Let me rephrase that. Our country is not tired, but our people, you and I, are tired of the division, acrimony, and mistrust that pummels us every time we log … Continue reading

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Read and rip: Pelosi may have torn up more than just a speech

When pundits look at the results of the 2020 presidential election, they may decide that Feb. 4 was the day the Democratic Party lost the high ground and eventually the election. Indeed, after the astoundingly tasteless antics of House Speaker … Continue reading

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More hate and the religion of politics

(The publisher of the Prairie Press in my hometown asked if I wanted to do a piece on this, so, lazy guy that I am, I added some bits from a piece back in October, which can’t be said enough.) … Continue reading

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Acosta vs Trump is a fight that has no winners

It is finally here, that moment in history when journalism became entertainment—reality TV at its worst (as if there is such a thing as reality TV at its best). So as not to paint all journalism with the broad brush … Continue reading

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Democrats bent on spoiling victories

Agency theory is a way to explain the relationship between a principal and an agent. In a perfect world, the agent works in the principal’s best interest. In the real world, the agent works on behalf of the agent. Understanding … Continue reading

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Democrat victories portend impeachment coup

A disturbing movement to change the country’s government is afoot across the nation. This is not the usual midterm gains by the party out of power. No, this movement is a sinister and fairly open attempt to remove a duly … Continue reading

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