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Dr. Charles Krauthammer, Rev. Billy Graham, God, Religion, Donald L. Brake

Viewing religion: Dr. Charles Krauthammer and Rev. Billy Graham, two moral men

What drives morality: is it accepting God’s authority or the fear that He might exist. Dr. Charles Krauthammer and Rev. Billy Graham were both men of high morals and intellect. But they both viewed religion very differently. Was one more right, or are they equally correct, welcomed into heaven after their passing.

Driven: 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE

SEATTLE, June 14, 2018 — The name, C-HR, stands for “Coupe-High Rider”, however, it’s not a coupe and doesn’t ride too high. There’s little question that Toyota’s design language has changed across its entire line-up over the last few years and Its 2018 C-HR XLE is Toyota’s foray into the affordable, compact crossover segment. It ...

Anthony Bourdain: The Chef and adventurer who inspired millions

SEATTLE, June 8, 2018 — Like many of you, I find inspiration in life from many experiences and from those who we esteem. Anthony Bourdain, a man I never met but plan to hang out with in the next life, touched countless millions. It wasn’t his cooking, even though he was an accomplished chef, nor ...

Mazda’s 2018 CX-9 Grand Touring continues in excellence

SEATTLE, May 31, 2018 — To say that I’ve been a personal fan of the Mazda CX-9 over its past few model years would be to understate things. What Mazda has done with the CX-9 has really helped hone it into one of the finest crossover SUVs in its segment. While the average-sized family won’t ...

Summer BBQ season: It begins with meat

It is officially the Summer Barbecue Season and that means meat, steak and ribs, on the grill. But it takes more than just hot coals and Baby Ray's. It takes knowing where to buy your meat - the local supermarket or an online group like Meat the Butchers.

memorial day, grilling, wine

Some tasty wines for your Memorial Day Grilling

SEATTLE, May 25, 2018 — Memorial Day. A day that evokes visions of great men and women who sacrificed it all towards our freedoms in America and betterment of our lives. Over the years, the long-standing tradition of how many Americans celebrate is around the grill. It doesn’t matter if you’re cooking with a propane ...

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate delivers style and V6 power

SEATTLE, May 23, 2018 — Hyundai’s latest Santa Fe is a great looking SUV that is graced with handsome styling, a very slick interior and the industry’s best warranty at 10 years or 100,000 miles. Since the last model year, not much has changed other than the disappearance of the straight Limited edition which gave ...

Recipe: Tex-Mex beef enchiladas

FORT WORTH, Texas: What’s your favorite ethnic food? Nation’s Restaurant News counts Italian, Mexican, and Chinese food as the top three in the United States. It’s not surprising. You’d be hard-pressed to not find at least one variety of restaurant representing them in virtually any town in the U.S. Recipes for each fill cookbooks brought home ...

Mother’s Day: cocktails and mocktails to toast her day

FORT WORTH, Texas: Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 13th. We pay tribute the second Sunday of each May to our mothers, mother figures, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers. We’ve been doing so as a nation since 1914, when Woodrow Wilson signed the holiday into law. How do we celebrate ...

Beyond the stigma: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month and was first observed in 1949. Throughout the month of May, millions of Americans will participate in celebrations, events, walks and more which highlight the importance of mental health while helping to reduce any stigmas that create barriers to diagnosis and treatment. 

The 2018 KIA Stinger GT RWD will turn heads and tear-up the track

SEATTLE, May 7, 2018 — “Dude, I can’t believe that’s a KIA!” – an all too common exclamation you’ll hear when driving most of today’s KIA lineup, most notably about its Stinger. The Stinger is KIA’s foray into the sports sedan market and to say they nailed it would be to understand things. There are ...